Luís Mota is a composer, orchestrator and violinist from Porto, Portugal. As an alumnus of the Royal College of Music in London, Luís has completed his master's degree in Violin and Composition for Screen with Distinction.
He took part in the first year of the International Master's in Composition for Screen (InMICS) in Belgium, under the direction of Dirk Brossé and Dominique Pauwels.
Luís has collaborated with several filmmakers and animators, including Iris Abols, Andrés Salas, Steve Roberts, Rita Castro, Zaur Kourazov, and other filmmakers 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.