Lukas on Practical Screenwriting and Directing In Scriptmag

The first time you meet actor-director-screenwriter Lukas Hassel, you notice his staggering height. Over six feet tall, his towering presence and good looks can be intimidating at first. But Hassel, a perpetual smiler and welcoming listener soon puts you at ease with his sometimes tough but always engaging insightful talk.

Born and raised in Denmark, acting got on his radar when Hassel won the lead role in his high school play. Hassel eventually went on to graduate from the Samuel Beckett Theatre School at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and then moved to New York City, where he was cast in an HBO short film called, Man About Town that ended up winning at Sundance in 1997.

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