Luís Mota is a composer and violinist from Porto, Portugal. He is currently taking part in the International Master's in Composition for Screen (InMICS) in Belgium and France, under the direction of Dirk Brossé and Dominique Pauwels.
Previously, Luís studied violin and composition for screen at the Royal College of Music in London. His teachers included Ani Schnarch (violin), Enrica Sciandrone (composition for screen), and Michael Oliva (electroacoustic music).
He has collaborated with several filmmakers and animators, including Iris Abols, Andrés Salas, Steve Roberts, and Rita Castro as well as students from the Royal College of Arts, London Film School, Central Saint Martin's, and KASK School of Arts.
As a young child, Luís was obsessed with making loud noises with pans and pots and would spend hours singing and playing the piano. Now as a film composer, his musical influences include Bernard Herrmann, Michael Giacchino, John Williams, Nino Rota, Michel Legrand, Danny Elfman, among others. He also greatly admires Nils Frahm, Brian Eno, Sufjan Stevens, and Tom Waits.
Most recently, Luís has taken part in the Film Fest Gent 2018 and in the International Film Festival in Aubagne 2019.