#001: Luke Kondor – Award-winning films, journalling, and experimental creativity on a shoestring budget.
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Luke Kondor is a podcaster, comic creator, filmmaker, and bestselling author. His short film ‘Keith’ – a film made with no ideas, no money, and no camera – went on to win the best low-budget short film at the London Film Festival and has since been played the world over. His work with Hawk & Cleaver’s ’The Other Stories’ podcast has brought in over 3 million downloads internationally, and he has dabbled in post apocalyptic fiction, bringing the immensely weird and wonderful ‘El Marvo’ to life through a successful Kickstarter campaign and has reached the top of the Amazon charts with his best-selling series ’The Rot’, written alongside Daniel Willcocks.

Luke’s credentials include 2x Vimeo Staff Picks, Grand Prix at the In Short Fest, 1st Prize at Five Lamps 24hr Film Competition, and Audience Choice at Focus Film Festival (not to forget the aforementioned Best Low-Budget Short Film at the London Short Film Festival).

Luke is also part-owner of the independent story studio, HAWK & CLEAVER, and happens to be one of my best friends, inspirations and co-writers.

In this episode we go deep into:

  • How Luke kick-started his creative career
  • His 7-day creative challenges
  • How to create a film with no camera and no money
  • How Luke created his morning habits
  • Why creating an overly curated personal brand can be counterproductive to success
  • Why Luke thinks of himself as an 'explorer'
  • What mediums and genres Luke still wants to play with
  • How experiencing all that life has to offer can inform your art
  • The links between writing and running
  • Conquering distractions when writing
  • How journalling plays into a successful morning routine
  • How bullet journalling supplements a good productive routine
  • Luke's proudest achievement to date
  • Choosing between traditional publishing and independent

Find out more about Luke Kondor:



Links from the show:

Luke's Massive Storytelling podcast

Luke's award-winning film, Keith

The Hipster from Outer Space book

Swiss Army Man


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