Sydney, AustraliaLos Angeles, California, USA
|Occupation||Screen director, producer|
|Known for||Australian Summer, Low Life|
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. Eve was the winner of Tropfest 2005 with his film Australian Summer. He was the series director of SEX: An Unnatural History and the 2012 ABC series Great Southern Land. In 2014, he created, produced, and directed the ground-breaking, critically acclaimed series Low Life, a black comedy about depression starring Henry Nixon and Claire van der Boom.
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. 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, finishing his degree with an internship in New York City for This is That Productions in 2005.
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, Damien Leith, Small Mercies, Cosima De Vito, and Nikki Webster. He was nominated for an IF Award for his multiple-award-winning music video for The Hot Lies' Emergency! Emergency!
In 2005, Eve won Tropfest with his third short film, Australian Summer.
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.
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.
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 splits his time between Los Angeles and Sydney.
|2004||The Mime Artist||Writer, Producer, Director|
|2005||Australian Summer||Producer, Director|
|2009||Man's Best Friend||Producer, Director|
|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|
Luke Eve on IMDB
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Luke Eve's web series, Low Life
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