Our Team

 
Luke Creely

Co-founder / Director / Writer

Luke is an award-winning filmmaker based in Melbourne, Australia. In 2013, he established the original Primitive Films company with a vision to create experimental short films in the horror genre. In 2014, he co-founded Primitive Films Inc. with creative partner Jack Coco. Luke is inspired by Australian cinematic history and culture, European cinema, the Mumblecore film sub-genre, and the horror genre.

Luke is the Primitive Films writer and director and holds a strong vision to create compelling and provocative stories which are uniquely Australian. He is particularly passionate about cultivating a distinctive filmmaking style to serve as a point-of-difference in the Australian Film Industry. In 2015, he wrote and directed Playground, a mid-length horror film which premiered at the Monash University Campus Cinema and was awarded an Official Selection at Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne. In 2016, he wrote and directed the supernatural short horror film Juncture, winning Best Director of the Month at 12MFF in Romania. The film also won Best Horror Short at FROSTBITE International Film Festival, Best Short Film at TMBT Film Awards, Winner of the month at DSOFF and DMOFF, Best Thriller at MedFF, was a Finalist at Ironstar ISFF, a Semi-Finalist at Sydney Indie FF and Los Angeles CineFest, and was awarded numerous Official Selections across a variety of festivals worldwide.


Away from filmmaking, Luke is completing a PHD in Australian Film Studies. He has taught Film and Television Studies at Monash University and plans to launch his own horror film review website and podcast in late 2018.

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Jack Coco

Co-founder / Business Manager / Producer

Jack is an award-winning independent film producer and business professional based in Melbourne, Australia. Having grown up in a studio environment with his parents, his father an accomplished musician and professional recording engineer and mother a singer-songwriter and creative designer, Jack is well grounded in business management, music, audio production and creative design. With a generous set of skills, Jack set out from the beginning to help drive and develop Primitive Films Inc. into a serious filmmaking entity. 

 

In 2015, he produced and edited Playground, a mid-length horror film which premiered at the Monash University Campus Cinema and was awarded an Official Selection at Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne. In 2016, he produced and edited the supernatural short horror film Juncture, which won Best Horror Short at FROSTBITE International Film Festival, Best Short Film at TMBT Film Awards, Winner of the month at DSOFF and DMOFF, Best Thriller at MedFF, was a Finalist at Ironstar ISFF, a Semi-Finalist at Sydney Indie FF and Los Angeles CineFest, and was awarded numerous Official Selections across a variety of festivals. Jack also spearheaded the Sound Mixing and Sound Design for both films.

 

Prior to Primitive Films, Jack produced several short films. He has training in music, screen acting, stage performing and public speaking. Professionally, Jack is a supply and logistics manager and has experience in procurement, project management, marketing, import, trade and retail operations.

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