LUKE FORSYTHE

Director and photographer

I came to directing from a fine art background, breaking into commercials through the Saatchi and Saatchi Cannes showcase with work for Kessels Kramer and the Hans Brinker Hotel. I like to direct simple things deadpan and realistic. I like the viewers to feel that this could be them or a friend, and throw in a twist that makes us chuckle at our eccentricities. I like to make the everyday look beautiful just the way it is. 

I  am intrigued by the subtleties and quirks of human emotion, as expressed individually and collectively. I feed this with my street photography and the work I make with my community in Brixton, South London.

Over my career I have developed a reputation for getting great performances out of non-actors - most epically with 100 non-actors from the ages 1-100 for Muller. I am presently developing a tragic-comic sketch show about the differences between men and women, called “it’s not me, its you” and developing my first photography book “Everyone feels things differently”.

Today my work spans initial concept development to directing and photography…for international clients, 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.

BRIXTON COMMUNITY:

OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER FOR BRIXTON BID AND BRIXTON DESIGN TRAIL. LAMBETH COUNCIL, FATHER NATURE, BLOCK WORKOUT, MARKET HOUSE, BRIXTON MARKETS, WE RISE MENTOR GROUP, ADVOCACY ACADEMY MENTOR GROUP, BRIXTON ARCHES.  I HAVE ALSO BEEN ONE OF THE FOUNDING ORGANISERS OF 'WE LOVE BRIXTON' AND 'RECLAIM BRIXTON'.