Luke Greenfield biography
Born in Manhassett, New York, Greenfield attended Staples High School
Westport in CT. Inspired by such films as Cuckoo's Nest, Risky
Business and Something Wild and directors like Oliver Stone and
David Russell, he began working with film at the young age of ten.
time he was in high school, his work was so impressive that it caught the
eye of famed director Steven Spielberg, who wrote Greenfield a long letter
urging him to continue his filmmaking.
Following high school, Greenfield took Spielberg's advice and attended the
USC School of Cinema-Television as an undergraduate.
Having already made
progress in film, he exceeded expectations and was chosen to direct Alive
& Kicking. Like his marks, the film was a huge success and garnered
him awards from film festivals across the country.
With a BA from the University of Southern California, Greenfield directed
the 10-minute short comedy, The Right Hook. During the making of the
film, he worked on a series called Go Sick! which filmed sick stunts
Although the series didn't fair well, the short did, winning
him the Grand Prize at the Manhattan Short Film festival in 2000 and the Grand Jury Prize at the 2001 New York Indepent Film Festival. He followed up the success with his first feature, The Animal, starring Rob Schneider.
The film did respectably at the box office and Greenfield went on to direct The Girl Next Door (2004) and Something Borrowed (2011).
Luke Greenfield Filmography