Luke Monaghan / Sam Smith "Writings On The Wall"
Born and bred in West London - Luke started making music videos with an innate understanding of story-telling and how to impact an audience. Monaghan decided to kick things off with putting a foot in the door at MTV. Humble beginnings as an intern quickly turned to rising in rank and shooting documentary style music shows – the latter a harbinger of Monaghan’s directorial future.
Luke approaches film with rich colours and a cinematic perspective; the end result being aesthetically seductive. Examples of the this can be seen in his collaborations with Sam Smith. The Academy Award-winning 'Writing's On The Wall', Brit Award and UKMVA nominated 'Not The Only One' and his latest with Sam - 'Too Good At Goodbyes' have all garnered well over 2 billion views.
Luke has also been blazing a trail in long-form work with his documentary for HBO on Mexican-boxer Ray Beltran winning an Emmy Award for 'Outstanding Short Sports Documentary' in 2017. Luke followed that up directing 2 episodes on the docu-series 'Why We Fight' which was nominated at the Emmy's for 'Outstanding Sports Series'. None of this has slowed him down in his commercial work - directing commercials for notable clients Beats By Dre, Nike, Adidas, Fox Sports and Levi's.
Luke is currently working on two feature-length projects. One in production - a documentary based on his 2015 short-film 'Baby Gangster', which he collaborated on with A$AP Rocky. Luke was also the top goal-scorer in the Hammersmith & Fulham Under-12's league in the 98/99 season (to be confirmed with certificate).