Lucas, born in Vienna, Austria in 1976, is of Austrian and Persian heritage. He earned a Master of Arts in communication, media sciences, and anthropology from the University of Vienna in 2002. Additionally, he attended the HdK in Berlin for visual media art, and the Directing Masterclass of Zurich Filmfestival in 2008 (with Sly Stallone, Peter Fonda, Ken Loach & Costa-Gavras). Lucas co-founded the design label Ed’s Firearms & Supplies (2003-2007), served a.o. as curator for film and music, the head director of Erste Bank’s media department and taught a filmmaking course for acting students.