The Story of Luke

Luke is on a quest for a job and true love. And he isn’t taking no for an answer.

92min, Drama/Comedy – Fluid Film & DViant Films - USA/Canada

Luke, 25, is autistic and lives a sheltered life with his grandparents. But his world is suddenly turned upside down when his grandmother dies and he is forced to live with his dysfunctional relatives who have no patience for him or his senile grandfather, who they quickly force into a nursing home. Luke is left with his grandfather’s final semi-coherent words: “Get a job. Find a girl. Live your own life. Be a man!” For the first time in his life, Luke has a mission. He is about to embark on a quest.





  • Written & Directed by Alonso Mayo (@alonsomayo)

  • Produced by Nina Leidersdorff (@nleidersdorff), Julien Favre and Fred Roos

  • Cinematography by David Klein, ASC (@ThatDavidKlein)

  • Edited by Vikash Patel

  • Music by Mateo Messina (@Mateo_Messina)

  • Production Design by Craig Lathrop

  • Costume Design by Melissa Stewart

  • Casting by Monika Mikkelsen, CSA and Stephanie Gorin, CSA, CDC



  • Winner Best Film, 2012 San Diego Film Festival

  • Winner Best Film, Best Actor & Best Director, 2013 Irvine International Film Festival

  • Winner Best Film & Audience Award, 2013 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival

  • Winner Best Film, 2013 San Antonio Film Festival

  • Winner Best Film, 2013 Garden State Film Festival

  • Winner Best Film, 2013 Festivus Film Festival

  • Winner Best Film, 2013 Sunscreen Film Festival

  • Winner Best Film, 2013 St. Augustine Film Festival

  • Special Jury Prize, Best Performance, 2013 Phoenix Film Festival

  • Jury Award, Best Performance & Opening Night Film, 2013 Arizona International Film Festival

  • Winner Best Northern Ontario Feature & Gala Screening, 2013 Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival

  • Winner Audience Award, 2013 SF Indiefest

  • Winner Audience Award, 2012 Bahamas International Film Festival

  • Winner American Indie Audience Award, 2012 Fort Lauderdale Film Festival

  • Winner Audience Choice Award, 2013 Omaha Film Festival

  • Winner Best Screenplay, Jury Film Lovers Choice & Opening Night Film, 2013 Green Bay Film Festival

  • Centerpiece Gala, 2012 Tallgrass Film Festival