LUKE LORENTZEN - Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor
Luke Lorentzen is a graduate of Stanford University's department of Art and Art History. His first film, Santa Cruz del Islote ( 2014) – a short documentary about a small and densely populated fishing community in Colombia – won awards at over ten international film festivals including the San Francisco International, Full Frame Documentary, Camden International, and Chicago International. Midnight Family (2019) – Luke’s first feature documentary out of school – tells the story of a family-run ambulance business in Mexico City. The film has played at over 130 film festivals around the world and has won over 25 awards including a Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival and the Grand Jury Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest. Midnight Family will be released theatrically around the world in December of 2019. Luke is also a director and producer on the Netflix documentary series, Last Chance U. His work explores elements of everyday life, often through rigorous formal means, questioning and experimenting with the ways in which non-fiction stories are told. Originally from Connecticut, Luke currently lives in San Francisco.
KELLEN QUINN – Producer
Kellen Quinn is a producer and head of video at Aeon Magazine. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2005 with a dual degree in Film and Russian & East European Studies. From 2006 to 2009, he was an associate programmer at the Tribeca Film Festival, and from 2009 to 2012 was the deputy director of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. His first feature documentary, Brimstone & Glory (2017), premiered at True/False, won best documentary at SFFILM Festival, and was selected at Hot Docs, Sheffield and others. In 2016, he was among six producers selected for Impact Partners’ Documentary Producers Fellowship. In 2017 and 2018, Kellen participated in the Sundance Documentary Creative Producing Lab and Fellowship.
DANIELA ALATORRE – Co-producer
Daniela is a cofounder of No Ficción, an independent media company devoted to producing non-fiction content. She is a programmer for the Morelia Film Festival, which she produced for ten years. She is the producer of El General (2009), ¡De Panzazo! (2012), El Ingeniero (2012), and the NYT OpDocs Unsilenced. She is part of the board of trustees of the Flaherty Film Seminar and the Ambulante Film Festival. She has been an advisor for the Mexican Institute of Cinematography and Proimágenes Colombia, and has served on the jury of various festivals around the world. Alatorre holds an MFA in documentary film from the School of Visual Arts in NY and is currently working on Marina’s Pearl, her first feature film as director.
ELENA FORTES – Co-producer
Elena is a cofounder of No Ficción, an independent media company devoted to producing non-fiction content for multiple platforms, with an emphasis on high profile, social-issue driven documentaries for wide theatrical release. From 2005 to 2016, Elena served as the director of Ambulante, a non-profit organization that she cofounded with Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, and Pablo Cruz, in order to support and promote documentary film culture in Mexico.