Balazs Lucza is an Emmy-nominated film-maker currently based in Los Angeles, CA. He was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary and moved to the U.S.A. in 2010 to study film and pursue a career in motion pictures, after working as a photographer in his home country.
His focus is on story, drama, and conflict. He examines the beauty of everyday life that is sometimes joyful and sometimes tragic. He is drawn to subjects that help represent the underrepresented, that bring positive change, evoke empathy, and start conversations.
His passion is in cinematography, editing, writing, and directing, and he eagerly participates in any or all of these roles for the right project.
Besides being nominated for a Daytime Emmy with the documentary project Light In The Water, he also placed in the top 15% of the Academy Nicholl Fellowship with his feature-length drama screenplay, Mercy, and he was awarded the scholarship of the Hollywood Foreign Press twice.
Daytime Emmy Nomination 2018
Light In The Water feature documentary
(story consultant, additional cinematography, aerial cinematography, sound, grip, unit production manager)
Academy Nicholl Fellowship 2013
Top 15% with the screenplay Mercy
Hollywood Foreign Press 2012, 2013