Luke McKenzie

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Luke McKenzie

Luke is an LA based writer and producer (and eventually director) working across Film, Television and Theatre.

After growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, Luke’s first career was as a sportsman. Playing grade Rugby League, sport paid his drama school fees, and began his second career as an actor. Eventually, after having short stories and poetry published as a kid, Luke’s true passion stole the focus: writing. Luke graduated from AFTRS with a High Distinction in TV screenwriting, and was subsequently invited to write an episode of Home & Away.

With a pathological curiosity, Luke’s taste spans genres and mediums. He has created and worked on projects as diverse as: MARVEL Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. - where, as researcher and writer, he oversaw a coffee table compendium grounding Marvel characters in real science; The Resurgents – a true story prison drama feature of redemption and growth; Devil’s Confession – an off-Broadway produced play parodying Napoleon Hill’s letters, and, more recently, his original pilot script Broad Tree Gun Club – a 1 hour US gun control drama centered on a declining patriarch. Luke’s other work has garnered accolades, such the 2012 Green Room Theatre Award for The McNeil Project, and A Little Bit Behind, which he co-wrote, winning the international 48-hour film project, and gaining selection into Cannes Short Film Corner.

Though his slate reflects character-driven drama and grounded high-concept stories, Luke has an extensive history in comedy. A graduate of both Impro Australia and UCB Los Angeles, Luke has worked on Conan Obrien in sketch comedy and performed at IO west, The Pit NYC, and UCB Franklin, as well as across Sydney.

Luke has a travel/adventure TV pilot he produced, Café Racers, being shopped to US networks, and his directing debut, comedy short film, The Dentist, in post-production. He also has an original feature film in development, and is researching his second original TV pilot.

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