B i o g r a p h y

Luciano Saber is a film and television writer, director, producer, and actor. He's a current and active member of the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA). He absolutely loves character-driven stories. He feels he can bring a unique sensitivity to these fictitious creatures-- a sensitivity acquired from a world less traveled, but unique and exciting in its own right.  Luciano spent part of his childhood in a refugee camp before his politically dissident family was granted an entry visa to the United States.  Eight years later, Luciano was sworn in as an American Citizen, and he immediately enlisted in the United States military. He served in the clandestine intelligence community and was a natural undercover operative. After his honorable discharge, he served as a police officer in a Chicago suburb and later took on an on-camera reporter job before embarking on the road that led him to write and direct film and television projects.

 

"My life experiences have given me a great understanding of human behavior, human emotion, world views on economics and politics, and gave me the tools necessary to develop leadership qualities in spite of stress and adversity. I love working with actors and finding the truth in each character while exploring the reason for the spectacular journey of these fictitious creatures."

 In addition to writing and directing, Luciano develops and produces film and television projects. He's also a current host of the WGA's "3rd & Fairfax" podcast where he discusses the business of writing with his fellow colleagues-- writing and producing stars such as Marc Guggenheim, Krista Vernoff, David Schulner, David Lowrey, Lauren LeFranc, Erica Messer and others. 

With dozens of feature film, television and new media credits,  Luciano Saber continues to enjoy filmmaking. He's a respected professional in various disciplines of the entertainment industry and is currently an active member of the DGA and WGA LatinX committees and a member/host of the WGA podcast committee.  

 

The first feature film he wrote and produced, Placebo Effect, starring the late Francesco Quinn, won Best Original Screenplay, Best Picture and Best Cinematography awards at the New York International Independent Film Festival and enjoyed a limited theatrical release. Since then, Luciano worked on dozens of feature film projects and television shows.

Luciano has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College and attended two police academies. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA and continues to enjoy being an active member of the entertainment industry. 

2017 - 2018 DGA / TV Director Development Program