Luke  Lorentzen

Luke Lorentzen

USA

Biography

Luke Lorentzen is a recent graduate from Stanford University's department of Art and Art History, where he studied Art History and Film Studies. His short film, SANTA CRUZ DEL ISLOTE(2014)—a short documentary about a small and densely populated fishing community in Colombia— has won awards at over ten international film festivals including the San Francisco International, Full Frame Documentary, Camden International, and Chicago International. His first feature documentary, NEW YORK CUTS (2015), explores six hair salons in disparate cultural enclaves of New York City. The film had its world premiere at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam and its US Premiere at the Camden International Film Festival. Luke is also part of the creative team behind the recent 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.

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