Luke’s interest in film began at Brigantine North Middle School, which offered a fully operational TV studio run by students. Luke quickly mastered all aspects of production. He spent two years in weekly instruction at his local Apple store learning Final Cut Pro and became a proficient editor. Luke won his first video contest at age thirteen and filmmaking became his destiny.
In 2007, as a young entrepreneur, Luke created LTC Productions and began serving the community as an event videograper and photographer that included, weddings, graduations, area performances and biographical presentations. In 2010 Luke traveled to Uganda, Africa where he directed, filmed and produced his feature documentary ”Service Safari, Mission of Hope.” The film contrasts the beauty of Uganda and its wildlife with the extreme poverty of its people. The story highlights the Mustard Seed Academy; a school primarily funded through US donations and sponsorships. The film premiered in Luke’s hometown in June of 2010 and has helped raise awareness and has generated funding in excess of $35,000. He also participated as US Student Ambassador on a 19-day “Traditions of Europe Tour” hosted by the group People to People.
While pursuing his passion for filmmaking, Luke also worked in Information Technology performing data recovery, virus removal and hard drive cleanups as a computer consultant for PC Medic and Computer Tech Solutions. He was a trusted advisor at ChARTer Tech regarding Information Technology obstacles and routinely assisted the staff in trouble shooting issues. Luke was a National Honor Society Member who served on Student Council while at ChARTer Tech and graduated in the top 5% of his Class. Luke was selected as a Student Ambassador for SCAD, is in the Young Directors Club, assists on various student film projects and is currently on the Dean’s List.