Luke Lorentzen’s acclaimed 2019 feature-length documentary, Midnight Family, tells the story of a family-run ambulance business in Mexico City. The film was shortlisted for the 2020 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and was a New York Times ‘Critics’ Pick’. Midnight Family has won over 35 awards from some of the world’s most prestigious film festivals and organizations 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 one of Netflix’s most watched original series, Last Chance U, which has been nominated for an Emmy and Critics Choice Award. 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. Luke is a graduate of Stanford University’s department of Art and Art History. His interest in the documentary form was sparked in his teens when he took a workshop for young artists at Maine Media Workshops. He currently lives in San Francisco.

Midnight Family is available to rent on Amazon Prime, Vudu, Google Play, and YouTube.

Production of “Midnight Family”


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