Luke Eve

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Luke Eve
Luke Eve on set
Born Sydney, Australia
Residence

Sydney, Australia

Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality Australian
Occupation Screen director, producer
Known for Australian Summer, Low Life
Website
More Sauce

Luke Eve (born 1974) is an Australian screen director and producer. Originally a freelance photographer, he transitioned into directing music videos and commercials before moving into film and television.[1] Eve was the winner of Tropfest 2005 with his film Australian Summer.[2] He was the series director of SEX: An Unnatural History and the 2012 ABC series Great Southern Land.[3] In 2014, he created, produced, and directed the ground-breaking, critically acclaimed series Low Life,[4][5] a black comedy about depression starring Henry Nixon and Claire van der Boom.

Early life[edit]

Born in Sydney, Australia, Eve was raised on a farm in Sydney’s outer west. After graduating from high school, he started several degrees before moving to the UK, where he spent four years backpacking around Europe and the rest of the world.[6] Whilst living in London, he began taking photography classes. Returning to Australia in 1999, he pursued a Master of Arts from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School,[7] finishing his degree with an internship in New York City for This is That Productions in 2005.[8]

Career[edit]

Eve began his career as a freelance photographer working with many unsigned Sydney bands in the early 2000s. He used his work as a springboard to launch into directing music videos. Shortly after he began directing, he launched his own production company, More Sauce. Eve went on to direct dozens of music videos for Australian bands, including Faker,[9] Damien Leith, Small Mercies,[10] Cosima De Vito,[11] and Nikki Webster.[12] He was nominated for an IF Award for his multiple-award-winning music video for The Hot Lies' Emergency! Emergency![13]

In 2005, Eve won Tropfest with his third short film, Australian Summer.[14]

In 2009, Eve directed his fourth short film, Man’s Best Friend. He also directed his first television series, Dave in the Life, for CJZ Productions and SBS Television Australia.[15]

The following year, Eve directed and produced Cockroach, a 14-minute visual-effects-loaded short film starring Damon Gameau that has gone on to screen at over 30 international film festivals and won over a dozen awards.[16][17][18]

In 2011, Eve completed work on his second TV series for SBS, SEX: An Unnatural History, produced by Matchbox Pictures and hosted by Julia Zemiro.[19]

In 2012, Eve was the series director of the landmark documentary series Great Southern Land for ABC Television and CJZ Productions. The production garnered Eve an ADG nomination for Best Direction in a Documentary Series.[20]

Eve began production on his acclaimed web series, Low Life, a six-part black comedy series about depression, in 2013. It received a number of online awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at Melbourne Web Fest and Best Direction at the Australian Online Video Awards.

In 2014, Eve directed two episodes of Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery for CJZ Productions and ABC Television. Production took place in Wales and England.

In 2015, Eve is slated to direct follow-up web series and make his feature film debut, Elvis Fundak is Grounded, through More Sauce and Radar Films.

Eve is currently represented by Radical and PlayBig Film.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Eve splits his time between Los Angeles and Sydney.

In the lead up to the release of Low Life, Eve publicly admitted he personally struggles with depression.[22][23] He has since become an advocate of mental health awareness.

Filmography[edit]

Film

Year Title Role(s)
2001 Karaoke Producer, Director
2004 The Mime Artist Writer, Producer, Director
2005 Australian Summer Producer, Director
2009 Man's Best Friend Producer, Director
2010 Cockroach Producer, Director

TV

Year Title Role(s)
2009 Dave in the Life Director
2011 SEX: An Unnatural History Series Director
2012 Great Southern Land Series Director
2014 Low Life Series Director
2014 Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery Director

External links[edit]

Luke Eve on IMDB

Luke Eve's production company, More Sauce

Luke Eve's production company YouTube channel

Luke Eve's production company on Facebook

Luke Eve's web series, Low Life

Luke Eve's page on PlayBig Film

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://amagazine.com.au/luke-eve/. 
  2. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/news/Film/Wave-of-success/2005/02/28/1109439464408.html. 
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1898286/. 
  4. ^ http://www.campaignbrief.com/2014/07/playbigs-luke-eve-wins-grand-j.html. 
  5. ^ http://cbkgroup.com/news/?p=23338. 
  6. ^ http://thedirectorssyndicate.com/luke-eve/. 
  7. ^ http://www.aftrs.edu.au/showcase/graduates-by-year/2004/luke-eve. 
  8. ^ http://article.wn.com/view/2012/09/28/Luke_Eve_on_Great_Southern_Land/. 
  9. ^ http://www.vmusic.com.au/news/faker-video-premiere.aspx. 
  10. ^ http://article.wn.com/view/2012/09/28/Luke_Eve_on_Great_Southern_Land/. 
  11. ^ http://www.amazon.ca/This-Is-Now-Cosima/dp/B000VT6P7C. 
  12. ^ http://www.mtv.com/artists/devilicious/biography/. 
  13. ^ http://if.com.au/2008/11/14/article/LXXMURVLWL.html. 
  14. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/tropfest-winner-luke-eve/3444102. 
  15. ^ http://www.newtownflicks.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70&Itemid=74. 
  16. ^ http://dearcinema.com/article/red-alert-rules-3rd-jaipur-international-film-festival/5557. 
  17. ^ http://www.stkildafilmfestival.com.au/2011/news/4. 
  18. ^ http://sohoshorts.me/2011/07/29/rssf-2011-finalists-winners/. 
  19. ^ http://www.sbs.com.au/shows/sex. 
  20. ^ http://www.australiantelevision.net/awards/adg2013.html. 
  21. ^ http://www.campaignbrief.com/2014/07/director-luke-eve-joins-the-pl.html. 
  22. ^ http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-conquer-worry-show/e/a-black-comedy-about-depression-luke-eve-interview-episode-33487108. 
  23. ^ http://mensdepression.org/2014/05/01/low-life-new-black-comedy-depression/.