Luke Jurevicius is an Australian creator, director, composer, voice artist and producer of animation.
In 1998, Luke Jurevicius ventured in the workforce as a children’s book illustrator. His artwork features in over 400 titles and has a long-standing relationship with Blake Publishing/Blake eLearning [Australia’s leading”home grown” publisher of online educational products for children of all ages]. Luke is the lead voice and narrator for Blake eLearning’s Australian content.
Luke’s major breakthrough into animation began in early 2004 when ABC’s new media division approached him to be the creative Director of the award winning, indigenous Dust Echoes series. Luke also composed the music for the series and was awarded the APRA/AGSC Music Award for Best Children’s Television.
Luke is the Brainchild, Director and Producer of the original multi award winning Figaro Pho interstitial series, which was later developed with producers Frank Verheggen and Dan Fill (Chocolate Liberation Front) into The Adventures of Figaro Pho (39 X 8min).
Based on the success of The Adventures of Figaro Pho, CLF partnered with VFX Giants, LUMA PICTURES to create The New Adventures of Figaro Pho.
Figaro Pho collected numerous awards including total of 5 Kidscreen Awards, 3 X Australian Academy Awards (AACTA), 2 X International Asian Television Awards and earned Luke his second APRA/AGSC Music award for Best Children’s Television.
His ability to generate imaginative properties from concept to final product has taken him from success to success. As a result, Luke is one of Australia’s sought after Directors.
Jurevicius to direct Arkie feature film
Luke has been headhunted by Academy Award winning producer, Sophie Byrne – The Lost Thing, Gorillaz – to direct the up and coming animated feature film Arkie, based on the Scarygirl novel by Nathan Jurevicius.
This venture signals Luke’s foray into the world of feature film.
The film also has John Stevenson on board (Director of Kung Fu Panda).