Amber Moelter & Luis Barreto


Noir Tribe,
Storytelling duo

Noir Tribe (aka Amber Moelter and Luis Barreto Carrillo) is a Los Angeles-based storytelling duo that creates fashion and lifestyle visual content, with a special interest in sustainability and social responsibility. Their work has been featured on Vogue Italia, Vogue México, ELLE México, NYLON Español, Harper’s Bazaar Bulgaria, Harper’s Bazaar Brasil, and Glamour. Clients include The Museum at FIT, The Women’s March on Washington, ReMode, Sana Jardin, and Fashion Revolution USA. Awards include Best Fashion Film for I Am An Individual at the CinéFashion Film Awards and Best Documentary for Peyote Dreams at the International Fashion Film Awards. See additional festivals, nominations, and awards below.

Their fashion documentary series ETHETICS (ethics+aesthetics) premiered at the BAFTA-Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival and premiered online at Vogue Italia. It won Best Documentary at Panama Fashion Film Festival, Best Cinematography at both Miami Fashion Film Festival (also nominated for Best Creative Concept) and Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South Africa Fashion Film Festival (also nominated for Best Fashion and Best Documentary), Best Designer/Brand at Fashion Film Festival Milano (also nominated for Best Documentary), and Best Styling at Mexico Fashion Film Festival. It appeared in 16 fashion film festivals including Portugal (where it was nominated for Best Director), London (where it was nominated for Best Documentary), and Berlin (where it was shortlisted for Best US/Canada film). It was also nominated for Best Fashion Short of the Year at the Academy Award-qualifying Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia in Tokyo. ETHETICS is an ethical fashion film series in partnership with the ITC’s Ethical Fashion Initiative – a flagship program of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations.

They produced Dressed For Protest: The Women’s March and Beyond, a short documentary in association with The Women’s March on Washington – NYC Chapter and Glamour Magazine. It premiered at Fashion Film Festival Milan in the #FFFMILANOFORWOMEN special screening and is also an official selection at FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival in the Netherlands and at Miami Fashion Film Festival.

Most recently, Noir Tribe created the fashion film POLITE presents I Am An Individual for the opening night of the Inexmoda BCapital fashion event in Bogotá, Colombia. The film won Best Fashion Film at the Cinémoi Fashion Film Awards, Best Fashion Concept at Seattle Fashion Film Festival, Best Narrative – Silver at Fashion Film Festival Chicago, and Best Styling at both Fashion Films República Dominicana and Miami Fashion Film Festival, where it was nominated for five other awards. Other nominations include Best Fashion Film (Canada International Fashion Film Festival), Best Story (London Fashion Film Festival), Best Fashion Concept and Best Narrative (Seattle Fashion Film Festival), Best Documentary (Bokeh South African Fashion Film Festival) and Best Cinematography (Porto Fashion Film Festival). Amber & Luis live in Los Angeles with their rescue mutt Lula.

Juror 2019Justin Merino