Lukas is currently traveling the world for interviews and will be back in the USA going across the country with a production trailer and truck and team, producing a new documentary OVERCOMING HATE. Partnered with Winter Star Productions, Derrick Warfel.
Lukas is also producing the 2nd unit USA Team for Alejandro Monteverde’s THE SOUND OF FREEDOM.
Lukas Behnken is the founder and creative producer of Sterling Light Productions, a production company that creates provocative, insightful feature films and documentaries. The films address the nature of the human heart – with an emphasis on compassion, forgiveness, and generosity. As a producer, Lukas thrives on turning ideas into reality and has received praise and recognition for his ability to solve insurmountable challenges in all phases of production.
Sterling Light Productions’ first feature, Mully (2015), was an award-winning documentary depicting the extraordinary rags-to-riches success story of Charles Mully, chronicling his work with disadvantaged youth in Kenya and the creation of his organization Mully Children’s Family. Lukas was involved in all phases of production on location in Africa, and he then spearheaded the distribution campaign. He created the first of its kind social movement initiative with the release of MULLY, having foster and adoption agency ambassadors placed in theaters across the country to connect those moved by the film become involved in fostering children. The story was so inspiring to Lukas and his wife Katherine that they themselves became passionate about helping orphaned children, and along with their two biological children, they now have a foster son and hope to one day adopt more children.
After Mully, Lukas returned to Africa to produce ZAWADI, an award-winning short film that was the official selection of the Seattle International Film Festival in 2015. That same year, Lukas produced and acted in the immersive web series THE WELL, which became a sci-fi phenomenon.
Lukas was a founding member and manager of The Sherry Theater – Center for the Arts in the North Hollywood Arts District for ten years, helping co-founder and actor Scott Haze transform the once derelict computer store into the thriving black box theater it is today.
Born in Beaumont, Texas, and raised in Kansas, Katherine Boecher, (also known as “Pippi”), began her career as a model at age 14, signing with the exclusive FORD modeling agency in New York. By 18, she was walking the runways as an international model and living abroad, appearing in publications such as Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle, among others. However, her heart was drawn to acting, and she soon moved to Los Angeles, making her feature film acting debut in Shonda Rhimes’ CROSSROADS. She went on to star opposite Jackie Chan in Lionsgate’s comedy THE SPY NEXT DOOR, was featured in Michael Bay’s action film BAD BOYS 2, and had a memorable role in the Official Sundance Festival Selection THE LAST WORD (starring Winona Ryder and Ray Romano). Katherine has also guest starred on Emmy award-winning shows like MAD MEN and THE CLOSER, CSI:NY, PERCEPTION (TNT), SUPERNATURAL (CW), and most recently, she guest starred on LUCIFER and JANE THE VIRGIN.
Katherine co-founded Sterling Light Productions with her husband Lukas Behnken in 2012 as a vehicle to explore more of her creative talents, especially her love for storytelling in all its facets. As vice president of the company, Katherine thrives on overseeing productions and engaging new talent. The company’s first feature production, MULLY (2015), was an award-winning documentary depicting the extraordinary rags-to-riches success story of Charles Mully, chronicling his work with disadvantaged youth in Kenya. The story was so inspiring to Katherine and her husband that they became passionate about helping orphaned children, and along with their two biological children, they have a foster son and hope to one day adopt more children.