Lucas Astor

Lucas Astor is from New York, has resided in Central America and the Middle East, and traveled through Europe. He lives a very private, virtually reclusive lifestyle, preferring to spend time with a close-knit group of friends than be in the spotlight.

He is an author and poet with a penchant for telling stories that delve into the dark side of the human psyche. He likes to explore the evil that exists, not just in the world, but right next door behind a smiling face.

Archery, photography, wine making, listening to jazz, blues, and classical music, and helping endangered species are some of his interests.

One of his favorite quotes is:
“It’s better to be silent than be a fool.” ~Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)

Lucas has several forthcoming books including the MAGNUS BLACKWELL SERIES and THE CHIMERA EFFECT SERIES, both co-written with Alexandrea Weis, and a stand-alone Young Adult novel, DEATH BY THE RIVER.

Blackwell – Award-Winning Finalist
2017 International Book Awards


The Chimera Effect by Alexandrea Weis with Lucas Astor has been optioned by RHINO PICTURES and is in development for a TV series.

Phil Conserva and Louis Shaw Milito are producers and directors with over 45 years experience in the film and TV industry. They are founding partners of Los Angeles based, Rhino Pictures Inc., a production company focused on creating and producing provocative factual and dramatic entertainment for film and TV.

The filmmakers are veteran producers from all 15 years of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS) – the longstanding #1 show in the world. Other credits include directing CSI, CSI: Immortality (2015 TV Movie), and most recently, hit TV series episodes of GOTHAM (FOX), LUCIFER (FOX), THE EXORCIST (FOX), and TRAINING DAY (CBS).

The duo also created the groundbreaking docu-series, Cuban Chrome. The Discovery Channel series was the first ever American-based production to be filmed entirely in Cuba. Viewers gained an intimate look inside the island nation and the A Lo Cubano Car Club prior to the United States declaration to restore diplomatic relations.