From Gucci K-pop stars to coming-of-age suburban teens Lucy Luscombe beautifully captures the joy, humour and messy moments that make us human. Whether on the street or on social media, it’s the people she’s drawn to that inspire the stories she builds around them.
Her short film Pagans (2019) was nominated for Best UK Short at Raindance and Encounters as well as receiving Vimeo Staff Pick and Short of the Week. A stellar example of Lucy’s eye for casting, the untrained trio draws you into a tender portrait of adolescent grief and girlhood.
Lucy began her career in film with nothing but some method acting training behind her. Gradually assisting on set and juggling part time jobs she used whatever cash she had to bring her own short films to life. After winning awards for no-budget shorts - some making their way through the festival circuit - Lucy began directing music videos for the likes of John Grant, Blood Orange, Skepta and Darkstar.
Lucy champions individuals on the margins, making films for the French Ministry and Zalando celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. She finds fresh, innovative ways to express the moment we’re living in, striking a balance between humanity and craft. Currently she is developing her debut feature Hyper Hyper with the BFI. Clients include Lidl, Vorslauer, Nivea, Always, Vaseline, Dove, Stack World and The Face.