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    Tom Konkle


    Tom Konkle


    Thomas (Tom) Konkle, a distinguished figure in the entertainment industry, is renowned for his multifaceted expertise as an actor, director, writer, and producer. Known professionally as Tom in his acting endeavors and as Thomas in his writing and directing roles, Konkle has cultivated a career marked by creative and technical prowess, which began with his move to Los Angeles at the age of 22. Konkle has moved into directing and writing genre movies with his Los Angeles based production company. Konkle's on-screen presence is notably recognized in the FX Network series "Baskets," where he starred alongside Zach Galifianakis and Louie Anderson. His diverse skill set extends to his role as a staff writer for Warner Brothers' "Be Cool Scooby Doo" television series, and his directorial acumen is exemplified in the WWII period film, "The Longest Knife." Additionally, he is a published author, having penned the novel "Red Skies." A product of The American University's Film and Drama program, Konkle's early films garnered accolades and set the stage for a trajectory filled with critical and creative triumphs. Throughout the 1990s, he refined his craft in live stage productions while simultaneously navigating the forefront of the digital revolution in filmmaking. This period was instrumental in shaping his comprehensive understanding of storytelling, the acting process, and the rapidly evolving technological landscape of production, post-production, and visual effects. Konkle's unique blend of artistic intuition and technical knowledge has resulted in over 80 IMDb credits and a plethora of award-winning projects in various capacities, including acting, writing, and directing. As an independent producer, his insights span the entire spectrum of film production, from initial concept to distribution and promotion, particularly through social media channels. Throughout his illustrious career, Konkle has had the privilege of learning from industry titans such as writer/director Christopher Guest, legendary TV director James Burrows, director Jim Sheridan, writer/director David Twohy, director Ruben Fleischer, and horror maestro Wes Craven. He also apprenticed under Graham Ford, the visionary producer behind "Time Bandits," "Brazil," and "Gandhi." Konkle's versatility and comedic talent were showcased when he collaborated with John Cleese on a comedy television special in Europe. Furthermore, the members of the legendary Monty Python ensemble enlisted his talents to direct, perform, and reinterpret their never-before-seen sketches for the show "Owl-Stretching Time." Konkle's contributions extend across major networks as a director, performer and writer. His body of work includes over a hundred internet productions, films, commercials, and live stage productions, highlighting his dynamic range and adaptability. As the owner and partner of Lumen Actus Productions, Inc, based in Burbank, CA, Konkle continues to be a pivotal force in the industry, seamlessly integrating production and post-production expertise to bring visionary projects to life. His career stands as a testament to his unwavering commitment to the art of storytelling and his remarkable ability to navigate the multifaceted world of entertainment.

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    Tom Konkle

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