Luke Lorentzen is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and a graduate of Stanford University's department of Art and Art History. His most recent film, Midnight Family, tells the story of a family-run ambulance business in Mexico City. The film has won 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. Midnight Family was shortlisted for the 2020 Best Documentary Oscar and was a New York Times ‘Critics’ Pick’. Luke’s other work as a director and cinematographer includes one of Netflix’s most watched original series, Last Chance U, which won an Emmy for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary. Experimenting with the ways in which non-fiction stories are told, his films take viewers into hidden worlds to meet otherwise overlooked, hard working people. With Kellen Quinn, Luke is a co-founder of the independent production company Hedgehog Films. For more information, visit

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Lincoln Center, New Directors/New Films, Q&A, 2019
Sundance, Meet the Artists 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