In 1998, Luke Jurevicius ventured in the workforce as a freelance illustrator and has illustrated well over 400 titles in an illustrious career.
A large percentage of his illustration work has come through a long-standing relationship with Blake Publishing, an Educational Publisher, based in Sydney NSW, Australia. Luke has also illustrated for Random House, Macmillan, Thomson Learning Australia, Rigby, Harcourt Education, Era Publications, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Pearson Education and Axiom.
Luke’s major breakthrough into independent animation began in early 2004 when ABC New media division approached him to be the creative Director of the highly awarded, Indigenous Dust Echoes series. Luke was also commissioned to compose 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).
The project earned him numerous awards including total of 5 Kidscreen Awards, 3 X Australian Academy Awards (AACTA) and 2 X International Asian Television Awards.
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.
The Figaro Pho juggernaut has been distributed to over 100 countries around the world and is currently airing on NETFLIX (USA) & HULU.
His exceptional ability to generate highly imaginative properties from concept to final product has taken him from success to success.
As a result, Luke is one of Australia’s most sought after Directors.
He is currently the episodic Director of Sherezade, the untold stories – 26 X 24min Animated TV series, Coproduced by Hahn Film (Germany), Chocolate Liberation Front (Australia) and Toonz Animation (India).
Jurevicius to direct Arkie feature film
Most recently, 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 exciting venture signals Luke’s foray into the world of feature film.
The film also has John Stevenson on board (Director of Kung Fu Panda).