Luke Rous received an honours degree in Live Performance and Script writing from the South African film and drama school AFDA in 2003 where he excelled in physical performance and developed his love for television and film. Shortly after graduation Luke was instrumental in brokering a co-production deal with Endemol South Africa to launch the first season of City Ses’La, SABC 1’s successful sitcom.
Since then Luke has co-head written the past 3 seasons of City Ses’La as well as the Afrikaans sitcom Askies (SABC 2) and the hour long drama Borderline (SABC 3). He has written for the drama series Thokolosi (Botswana TV), the sketch comedy inserts for Beat-Root (M-Net), the sitcom Unicity (E-TV) as well as written and story lined for the popular soapy Isidingo (SABC 3). After completing the multi-camera directing training program at Isidingo, Luke honed his directing skills on the set of City Ses’La but had a chance to perfect them while directing 13 episodes of the sitcom Family Bonds (SABC 1).
But its his passion for production that saw him act as associate producer for the feature film Discreet (Ster-Kinekor distribution), as executive producer for the hour long TV special for FHM (M-Net), as well as on the first episode of the reality series Culture Shock (M-Net), and the 13 part sitcom Ga Re Dumele (SABC 2).
Luke’s desire is to dedicate his production skills towards the art of creating compelling long format drama and comedy in South Africa.
For bookings or more information on Luke, please get in contact with an agent at Owen S. Management on 011 483 0940 / [email protected].