Samuel Luna III was born in Anaheim, California. At a young age he gravitated toward music, starting out with the violin then transitioning into guitar. In Luna’s early teens his interest grew in films. Watching directors like Stanley Kurbrick, Dario Argento, and Brian Depalma. Luna’s interest was in dark-noir horror films. At age 27 he was given his first dslr and made his first music video. Luna continued to make more music videos for himself and other artists. Further developing his understanding of how images and sound work together. In the summer of 2020 he teamed up with his younger brother, Lucas to work on a script. They completed their film, “Memories of Green” in fall 2020 and continue to work together. Luna’s passion for pictures is as strong as anyone in the industry today, he hopes to pursue his career as a director and make feature films one day.
I made this film because I wanted to explore the Father and Son dynamic. Growing up my Father was strict. I longed for a deep connection but our relationship remained at a distance. It wasn’t until I was older that I realized this distance was very much learned by the relationship he had with his Father. Making “Memories of Green” provided me a space to dissect and delve into the idea of disconnection. I learned that disconnection is a choice and forgiveness is essential to humanity. “Memories of Green” is primal and circular in it’s narrative. I believe this cycle will continue until the end of time.