2019
MIDNIGHT FAMILY
Dir. LUKE LORENTZEN
Director
Luke Lorentzen
Producers
Kellen Quinn
Luke Lorentzen
Daniela Alatorre
Elena Fortes
Cinematography
Luke Lorentzen
Edited by
Luke Lorentzen
Direct Sound
Luke Lorentzen
Sound Design
Matías Barberis
Music
Los Shajatos
Company producers
Hedgehog Films
No Ficción
Awards
U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography, Sundance Film Festival 2019 /
Premio Mezcal for Best Film, Guadalajara International Film Festival 2019 /
Premio Mezcal for Best Director, Guadalajara International Film Festival 2019 /
Special Jury Mention, F:act Award, CPH:DOX 2019 /
Firebird Award for Best Documentary, Hong Kong International Film Festival 2019 /
Grand Jury Award Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 /
Best Mexican Documentary, Guanajuato International Film Festival 2019 /
Festivals
Sundance Film Festival 2019 /
Guadalajara International Film Festival 2019 /
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2019 /
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2019 /
Seattle Film Festival 2019 /
Taipei Film Festival 2019 /
Melbourne International Film Festival 2019 /
Full Frame Documentary Festival 2019 /



PRESS KIT
synopsis

In Mexico City, the government operates fewer than 45 emergency ambulances for a population of 9 million. This has spawned an underground industry of for-profit ambulances often run by people with little or no training or certification. An exception in this ethically fraught, cutthroat industry, the Ochoa family struggles to keep their financial needs from jeopardizing the people in their care. When a crackdown by corrupt police pushes the family into greater hardship, they face increasing moral dilemmas even as they continue providing essential emergency medical services.