Born: Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Thomas (Tom) KonkleActor, Director, Writer, ProducerAs an actor, he goes by Tom, but as a writer and director he has always been credited asThomas. With over twenty years of experience directing, acting and writing, Trouble is MyBusiness versatile star fell in love with the movies as a child, and has been growing as an artistcreatively and technically since moving to Los Angeles at 22.Konkle appeared in the series Baskets on the FX Network with Zach Galifianakis andLouie Anderson. Prior to that, he served as a staff writer for Warner Brothers Be Cool ScoobyDo television series and recently directed the WWII period film, The Longest Knife. He is alsoa published author with the novel, Red Skies.Konkles earliest films won awards while at The American Universitys Film and Dramaprogram in Washington D.C. He honed his craft on stage in live productions throughout the 90swhile also working behind the camera being at the leading edge of the digital revolution, findinga balance between the organic craft of storytelling and the acting process, while gainingtechnical proficiency as technology evolved in the production, post-production and visualeffects industries up to the present. Konkle has the unique skill of being an artist who actuallyprofessionally acts, writes and directs while understanding the highly technical side of theproduction process through production to distribution and promotion through social media. Heis a techie with the mind of a poet. Konkle has over 80 IMDB credits and a number of awardwinning projects as an actor, writer and director. He is a skilled indie producer as well. He hashad a lifetime to learn aspects of the jobs from experts like writer/director Christopher Guest,legendary TV director James Burrows, director Jim Sheridan, writer/ director David Twohy,director Ruben Fleischer, Wes Craven, legendary makeup artist Rob Bottin, and he apprenticedwith Graham Ford (Time Bandits, Brazil, Gandhi) who was to produce Toms first film beforehis untimely death. Thomas performed and wrote with John Cleese on a comedy televisionspecial in Europe. The remaining members of Monty Python asked him to direct, perform, andtaint their never before seen sketches in new show called, Owl-Stretching Time. Konkle hasworked for all of the major networks as a performer and writer. He has written, directed andperformed over a hundred internet productions, films, commercials and live stage productions.Thomas Konkle is the owner and partner in the integrated production/post-production companyLumen Actus, LLC based in Burbank, CA.
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