Luke Matheny Films
Me shaking hands with Academy president Tom Sherak

Me shaking hands with Academy president Tom Sherak

They scrolled through slides of all the nominated films. I stood there until they showed this one and snapped the photo.

They scrolled through slides of all the nominated films. I stood there until they showed this one and snapped the photo.

Great weekend for the Oscar-Nominated Shorts in theaters. Thanks to all who made it out to catch the films!

Philadelphia Weekly: “Luke Matheny … has a gangly, Goldblum-esque confidence that belies his awkward appearance.” Thanks! Kind of!

Hey, everybody. “God of Love” is screening this weekend in movie theaters in well more than 100 cities in the United States and Canada. Check the link for showtimes near you. You’ll get to see the other great films in my category, too.

Check out the new kick-ass trailer from editor Levi Abrino (with invaluable input from Bobby Webster, of course).

Synopsis: A lovestruck, lounge-singing darts champion finds his prayers are answered — literally — when he mysteriously receives a box of love-inducing darts.

Proof.

Proof.

This guy says we’re in third place, but he has nice things to say about the films, as do the commenters.

Here I am in Park City, Utah, getting the big Oscar news. I am joined by the amazing staff of the Angelus Student Film Festival, as well as my buddy James Carmichael. And on Skype you might be able to make out my composer Sasha Gordon, my editor Levi Abrino and — all the way from London — my DP Bobby Webster.

"God of Love" featured on the Oscar website.

"God of Love" featured on the Oscar website.

This was taken during the press-photo shoot of the Student Academy  Awards. They told each of the finalists to go up on stage and do  something with the big Oscar statue. Apparently, my instinct was to  pretend to be Oscar’s co-dependent boyfriend.

This was taken during the press-photo shoot of the Student Academy Awards. They told each of the finalists to go up on stage and do something with the big Oscar statue. Apparently, my instinct was to pretend to be Oscar’s co-dependent boyfriend.

Video of my acceptance speech at the Student Academy Awards for God of Love, which earned an Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short Film.

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Jeremy Renner handing me the Student Academy Award Gold Medal.
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Jeremy Renner handing me the Student Academy Award Gold Medal.

The wonderful Marian Brock as Kelly in “God of Love”

The wonderful Marian Brock as Kelly in “God of Love”