"The Synthesis of Arts combines all the different artforms (...) to achieve one unified purpose:
the direct, unmediated, and complete representation of human nature." (Richard Wagner)
German-American Lukas Schepp was born in LA and grew up in Munich. He studied film production at NYU Tisch, where he worked with Melissa Mathison (Writer, ET, BFG), Joe Pichirallo (Producer, Antwone Fisher, One Hour Photo), Gerard Bocaccio (Producer, The Shield), and Gary Shimokawa (Director, Alf ).
Lukas has written various procedural episodes for German TV channel ZDF as well as the original Sci-Fi Series Lifepoints for Random House. His scripts were semi-finalists at the Slamdance Screenplay Contest and at the Screenplay Festival Contest, as well as quarter-finalists/second-rounders at the Austin Screenplay Contest and at the Scriptapalooza Screenplay Contest. His short films played at the Cannes Short Film Corner, the Action On Film Festival, and the Park City Film Music Festival a.o.
Lukas is a trained cellist and a classical composer. He studied film scoring with Sebastian Danila (NYU Steinhard) and Ingo P. Stefans (Munich Music Conservatory). For Lukas, writing, composing, and directing benefit from each other because of their similarities in rhythm, structure, and creation of tension. Through their combined powers, they can aim to achieve what Wagner called the "Synthesis of Arts."
Fittingly, Lukas just finished his PhD thesis "The Self Beyond the Doom: Identity and Consciousness in Wagner's Nibelung's Ring, Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, and Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire."
Lukas Schepp is represented by Gattys Global.