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Luke Cresswell
1.10. 1963


Luke Cresswell, director of Wild Ocean, is a self-taught percussionist from Brighton, UK. His session work as a drummer and rhythm programmer includes Beats International, Bette Midler, Elvis Costello and Bryan Ferry. After working for several years as a street musician and performer, he first created Stomp in 1991. His work as a performer in Stomp includes the Oscars, the Emmys and Quincy Jones' album, Q's Jook Joint. He has directed, with Steve McNicholas, several award-winning commercials and short films. He received an Oscar nomination for the film Brooms, an Emmy nomination for Stomp Out Loud and co-directed the award winning giant-screen film, Pulse: a Stomp Odyssey. He has also received a special achievement award from the Chicago Human Rhythm Project. More recently he and Steve McNicholas have created the Lost and Found Orchestra, which explores found sound on an orchestral level.

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