Speaker Luke Matheny
Speaker Luke Matheny

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Luke Matheny

Writer, Director & Showrunner

Luke Matheny is an Oscar- and Emmy-winning writer and director based in Los Angeles. He is currently overseeing an animated miniseries adaptation of the E.B. White classic Charlotte's Web for Sesame Workshop. 

Luke was also co-showrunner, producing director and writer of the Apple TV+ family mystery series, Ghostwriter -- winner of the Emmy for Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Program in 2020.

Luke additionally served as showrunner and producing director of the critically acclaimed, award-winning Amazon family series Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, for which he received a WGA nomination. He has also adapted two books by acclaimed children's author Oliver Jeffers for Apple TV+: the Emmy-winning animated special Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth and the upcoming What We'll Build. 

His other TV directing experience includes the IFC comedy Maron, the Amazon family series Dangerous Book for Boys, the pilot for Paul Feig’s space comedy Other Space, the Adult Swim satire Black Jesus, and others. Luke also co-wrote the feature-length, coming-of-age comedy "A Birder's Guide to Everything," starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben Kingsley.

In 2011, Luke won the Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short for his film God of Love, which he wrote, directed and starred in. The film was his thesis project at New York University’s graduate film program. 

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