INTERVIEW WITH David Luck - Actor, Producer, Director

David Luck is an actor, producer and director, known for Brunch before Baptism (2018) and Last Will and Testicle (2016).

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Tell us about your background and when did you decide to become a filmmaker, producer, actor and screenwriter? 


When I was 4-years old and saw the variety television show “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.  I knew immediately that I wanted to make people laugh by storytelling.


Films that inspired you to become a filmmaker? 


Escapism.


Who is your biggest influence?  


Lily Tomlin .


What were some of the challenges you had to face in making your films? 


The weather and rejection.


Do you have a favorite genre to work in? Why is it your favorite?


Comedy – One cannot live in this crazy would without a sense of humor.


What’s your all-time favorite movie and why? 


It’s a tie between Nashville and The Player.  Both movies are directed by Robert Altman. He was an incredible filmmaker who allowed the actors free-range of the characters. 

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If you could work with anyone in the world, who would that person be?


Lily Tomlin .


Tell us something most people don't know about you.


My cousin is Andrew Luck, the quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL.


The one person who has truly believed in you throughout your career. 


I’m extremely fortunate to have family and many friends who are behind 100 percent.


What was the most important lesson you had to learn as filmmaker?


Accept criticism without changing my vision. 


Is it harder to get started or to keep going? What was the particular thing that you had to conquer to do either?


Own my own creativity.


What keeps you motivated? 


Laughter and support.

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How has your style evolved?


It get to the point a lot faster and my scripts have become tight.


On set, the most important thing is: 


To listen and be respectful.


The project(s) you’re most proud of: 


Brunch before Baptism (my movie) and Southern Fried Life (my 2nd novel).


The most challenging project you worked on. And why?


This would have to be my 1st novel.  I should have hired a professional  editor instead I went for instant gratification  and now, I cringe when I read it and see the errors I made.  But you live and learn.


What are your short term and long term career goals? 


Short term - would be to enjoy the ride at all the film festivals. Long term would be to continue to make films that make people laugh.


Your next projects? 


Working on two comedies!


Please share with us where people can find you on social media, so our readers could keep track of your career.


You can follow me on Facebook.  There are not too many David Lucks – so I should be easy to find.