BEHIND THE LENS

 

"As a photographer I love the challenge of creating images that find the essence of the person and tells a story". Luke Mayze 

Luke Mayze is an Australian Brisbane born multi award winning writer, director, producer and Photographer.  Luke has directed, written and produced many international successful film projects both dramatic and comedic including feature film debut Forever First Love (2020) and short films Silver Stiletto, Prep Rules, Weight Of Sunken Treasure and It's A Treat. 

 

Luke’s feature film debut Forever First Love (2020) was an independent production filmed in the Philippines with a budget raised through private investors and his life savings. A romantic themed story of nostalgic love the film is currently being sold internationally with Galloping Distribution. It’s also won its first award with the Australian ACS for cinematography.  

 

His short film Silver Stiletto, a drag queen vigilante action thriller has won awards including Melbourne Queer Film Festival Celluloid Casserole Selector’s Choice Award to Luke Mayze for Silver Stiletto, Queer Screen Sydney Festival 2013 Winner Most Popular Film 2013, Pittsburgh Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Winner Best Short Film 2012, winner of  the Silver ACS Cinematography Award and screen in over 30 international film festivals including Frameline (US) Palm Springs (US) and Uppsala (Sweden).

 

Prep Rules and Moving Pavlova won awards at the Warner Brothers Filmmaker Awards in Australia for Best Film, Best Independent Film and Prep Rules also received Best Producer, Director, Actor and Cinematography as well as the Gold ACS Award for Cinematography. Both screened in festivals St Kilda (Aus), Flickerfest (Aus), Raindance (UK) Newport (US) to name a few.

 

Luke’s comedy trilogy The Better Man Chronicles has won awards for Directing at the Sanctuary Cove International Film Festival, Best Comedy at the New York City Film Festival and won awards for its cinematography and screened around the world in festivals Newport (US) Brisbane International Film Festival (Aus) and St Kilda to name a few.

 

Over the last twenty years Luke's films have screened in countries all around the world in over 40 film festivals and he is also an accomplished award winning Photographer for his works in portraiture.

 

RECENT AWARDS

Capture Magazine

Australian Top Emerging Photographers 2020

Portrait Category 

Received  "TOP 20"

Capture Magazine

Australian NZ Mono Awards  2020

Portrait Category 

Received  "TOP 20"

Capture Magazine

Australian Top Emerging Photographers 2020

Documentary Category 

Received  "TOP 30"

Capture Magazine

Emerging Photographers 2020

Portrait Category Received several Highly Commended & Commended

Capture Magazine

Australian Top Emerging Photographers 2019

Portrait Category 

Received  "TOP 20"

Capture Magazine

Australian Top Emerging Photographers 2019

Portrait Category 

Received  "TOP 30"

Capture Magazine

Australian Mono Awards 2019

Portrait Category Received several Highly Commended & Commended

Capture Magazine

Australian Top Emerging Photographers 2018

Portrait Category 

Received 1 "Commended"

International Fine Art Photography Awards 2018

Received" Runner Up" in the PEOPLE

 section for portfolios "The Boxer"

& "Travel Portraits"

Capture Magazine

Australian Top Emerging Photographers 2019

Portrait Category , Fashion Category, Travel

Received several Highly Commended & Commended

International Fine Art Photography Awards 2018

Received" Runner Up" in the NUDES 

 section for portfolios "Dawn Warrior"

& "Sassy Girl"

International Fine Art Photography Awards 2017

Received" Runner Up" for portfolios  in NUDES section "In The Morning" & "The Geisha Girl"

Capture Magazine

Australian Top Emerging Photographers 2018

Portrait  & Art Category 

Received 5 "Highly Commended"

Capture Magazine

Australian Top Emerging Photographers 2018

Portrait Category 

Received  "TOP 30"

Australian Photography Magazine 2017 Photographer Of The Year Competition

People and Portrait Category 

Top 20 in 4th, 9th & 16th place.

Australian Photography Magazine 2017 Photographer Of The Year Competition

People and Portrait  & Black & White Category 

Received 3 "Highly Commended" 16 "Commended"

International Fine Art Photography Awards 2018

Received" Runner Up" in the PEOPLE

 section for portfolios "Desires"

& "The Spark"

International Fine Art Photography Awards 2018

Received" Runner Up" in the NUDES

section for portfolio "Tree Fairy

Australian Photography Magazine 2016

Photographer of the Year Competition 

Received "Highly Commended"

for portrait portfolios

Australian Photography Magazine 2016

Photographer of the Year Competition 

Received "Commended"

for Black & White portfolios