LUKE FORSYTHE

Director and photographer

My education in the arts began with watching my father, a photographer, at work – little 35mm slides becoming giant billboards! I went on to study Fine Art at Bath School of Art, focusing on film and photographic installations, before going on to study directing at New York University. In my mid twenties I began directing TV commercials for which I have received accolades including a silver Lion in Cannes and selection on the Saatchi & Saatchi best new directors showcase.

My interest has always been the normal and everyday... how us humans experience life on an emotional level, both individually and collectively. This is fed by a very committed involvement in my community, storytelling, psychoanalysis and politics and street photography. There is nothing average about normal life.

Today my work spans initial concept development to shooting stills and moving image…for client, community and myself.

REPRESENTED  FOR DIRECTING BY:

Dark Energy Films
Matt Brown | Executive Producer
+447976257431

www.darkenergyfilms.com

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT ME DIRECTLY:

+44 7813789659

instagram: lookforsight

AWARDS:

SAATCHI AND SAATCHI YOUNG DIRECTORS OF THE YEAR AWARD

KINSALE BEST NEW DIRECTOR AWARD

BRITISH TELEVISION AWARDS BEST NEW DIRECTOR NOMINATION.

MIDSUMMER SILVERS

SILVER LION CANNES

BRONZE LION CANNES

D&AD NOMINATIONS

CLIO SILVER (US)

ANDY SILVER (US)

PUBLICATIONS/BROADCASTS/EXHIBITIONS:

BRIXTON BUGLE, CHANNEL FOUR, DAZED, GREAT BRIXTON (BOOK), HUCK MAGAZINE, HURLY BURLY MAGAZINE, LA LETTRE MENSUELLE, PHOTOFUSION SALON 15, VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, LACANIAN SCHOOL OF PSYCHOANALYSIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (LONDON)

A SELECTION OF THE AGENCIES I'VE WORKED WITH:

BBH, BOZELS NY, BBDO PARIS, BBDO AMSTERDAM, EURO RSCG, FALLONS, KESSELS KRAMER (AMSTERDAM), MOTHER, MCCANS, TBWA,  VICE (LONDON),

A SELECTION OF THE BRANDS I'VE WORKED WITH:

BBC, BMW, BELLS WHISKEY, BNL PARIBAS, BOOTS, COCA-COLA, CARLING, DOVE, GENERALE D’OPTIQUE, GOT MILK?, HEINEKEN, HANS BRINKER HOTEL, MULLER, THOMAS COOK, VODAPHONE, ZIPCAR.