Lucas Elliot Eberl

NEXXT, Silver Lynx Animation, Silver Lynx Experimental Jury

Lucas Elliot Eberl, is a director, actor, and composer. As an actor he has worked on Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-winning Letters from Iwo Jima, Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes and John Grisham’s A Painted House directed by Alfonso Arau and on various TV shows including Netflix's Marvel's Daredevil and HBO’s Big Love. He also starred on stage in Loving the Silent Tears at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles directed by Vincent Paterson. He has directed many short films that have played at various festivals worldwide as well as music videos including for Mothxr and Grammy-nominated Shiny Toy Guns, which he directed alongside Edgar Morais. His directorial feature film debut, Choose Connor, starring Steven Weber, screened at film festivals worldwide including Rome Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, CineVegas and the Philadelphia International Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize for Best American Independent. It was then released theatrically and on video by Strand Releasing to outstanding reviews from The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post, among others. Lucas was named by IndieWire’s editor-in-chief Eric Kohn as one of the "10 Young Americans to Watch” in MovieMaker Magazine. We Won’t Forget, the short film directed by Lucas Elliot Eberl and Edgar Morais had its world premiere in competition at 2021’s Palm Springs International ShortFest, and has screened in competition at many festivals worldwide including Hamptons International Film Festival, Tirana International Film Festival, IndieLisboa International Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, Rooftop Films, Mammoth Lakes International Film Festival, Catalina Film Festival, Curta Cinema - Festival Internacional De Curtas Do Rio De Janeiro, Shnit Worldwide Short Film Festival, and Bushwick Film Festival. The film won the Grand Jury Prize and the award for Best Editing at the Castrovillari Film Festival; won the Honorable Mention in the National Grand Prix at Fest- New Directors New Films, won the award for Best Acting (Whitney Able) at the Cinalfama Film Awards, and was nominated for a Sophia Award for Best Fiction Short Film by the Portuguese Academy of Cinema. As a composer and pianist, he is the piano protégé of Frank Zappa's legendary Grammy-nominated pianist Tommy Mars. He has performed live all over the world. For Scholastic Books he composed and performed the score for the promotional materials and book tour of Caldecott Medal-winning Brian Selznick's (Hugo) book The Marvels, the audio book for Martha Brockenbrough's Into the Bloodred Woods, and composed and performed the score for the short film companions to Scholastic's You Are (Not) Small and Mo Willems' That is NOT a Good Idea which was awarded the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video. He composed the theme music for the Scholastic Reads Podcast and has had music featured on Adam Schartoff's Filmwax Radio Podcast and the news program Democracy Now. He has been the composer for films such as The Maestro starring Xander Berkeley, The Napkin starring Scoot McNairy and Twenty One Pints starring Alexandra Krosney. His debut solo piano album is set to be released in 2023. Lucas divides his time between Portugal and the USA. He is currently editing the feature film he is co-directing with Edgar Morais, "You Above All," with a cast that includes Edgar Morais, Rita Blanco, Olivia Thirlby, Lou Taylor Pucci, Anabela Moreira, Lourdes Norberto, Teresa Tavares, and Steven Weber.