Luke is a British/Indian dual-heritage screenwriter for TV drama. Luke has just received his 30th episode commission for Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, having been working as part of the regular writing team since 2020. In 2018, Luke won the Northumbria University/Channel 4 Writing for Television Award and has since gone on to develop original projects of his own; his YA boyband drama Rainbow Ceiling is currently in formal development with Rollem Production and his queer-love-story/sports drama Girls Can’t Punch is currently available.
Luke draws heavily from his northern roots when writing and is keen to showcase underrepresented characters on screen in his works. Luke has experience working in writers rooms as well as a Master’s in Screenwriting from the University of Manchester and a Bachelor’s degree in Media, Writing and Production from the University of Bolton.
|Television drama (in development)|
|Rainbow Ceiling||Rollem Productions
Original YA Drama. The future of an up-and-coming boyband is put in the balance when one of the members identifies as non-binary.
10 x 60’ returning drama.
|The Greenfly||Rollem Productions
Original drama series – Treatment commission
|Television drama (spec scripts)|
|Girls Can’t Punch||Queer-love-story/sports drama. Two women boxers who are contracted to battle it out in the ring for a world title, have hit a snag… they’ve fallen head over heels in love with each other.
6 x 45’ Returning drama series.
|TV Drama (broadcast)|
|Hollyoaks||Lime Pictures / Channel 4
Regular writer for the popular Channel 4 teen soap
30 episodes commissioned (2020-present)
|Short film (script)|
|War Dog||A once-loved dog navigates her way through a war zone searching for food, water, and affection.
Winner: Best short screenplay – London Independent Film Awards (March 2022).
1-year development placement with Lime Pictures
Master’s in Screenwriting from the University of Manchester
Bachelor’s degree in Media, Writing and Production from the University of Bolton