Luke Lorentzen is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and lecturer in Stanford University's department of Art and Art History. His most recent film, A STILL SMALL VOICE, follows a chaplain completing a year-long hospital residency. The film won the U.S. Documentary Best Director Award at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, was listed as one of the best ten films of the year by the New York Times, and was shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar.

Luke’s previous film MIDNIGHT FAMILY (2019) was also shortlisted for the best documentary Oscar after winning over 35 awards from film festivals and organizations around the world including a Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival, Best Editing from the International Documentary Association, and the Golden Frog for Best Documentary from Camerimage.

Luke’s other work as a director and cinematographer includes the Netflix original series, LAST CHANCE U (2019), which won an Emmy for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary. With Kellen Quinn, Luke is a co-founder of the independent production company Hedgehog Films.

Contact: luke.lorentzen[at]

Nytimes, 10 Artists on Working, Living and Creating Through Loss
Filmmaker Magazine, A Conversation with Luke Lorentzen from Mary Lampson’s The Cutting Room
Q&A w/ Steve Bognar and Luke Lorentzen
Q&A w/ Matthew Heineman and Luke Lorentzen
Q&A w/ Alexander Nanau and Luke Lorentzen
Sundance Meet the Artist Video, 2023
Lincoln Center, New Directors/New Films, Q&A, 2019
Sundance, Meet the Artist Video, 2019
NPR, All Things Considered, 2019
Filmmaker Magazine Interview, 2019, Interview with Justine Smith, 2019
Vox, Interview with Alissa Wilkinson, 2019
Sheffield Doc/Fest, Q&A, 2019
Talkhouse, The Craft of Building Trust, 2019
KCRW Radio, Interview, 2019