Midnight Family

A film by Luke Lorentzen

This film was screened as a part of the 2019 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF22)

This feature was preceded by the short film Fast Horse

Free and Open to the Public

Midnight Family


Mexico, Documentary/Action, 2019
90 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

In Mexico City’s wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help. As the Ochoas try to make a living in this cutthroat industry, they struggle to keep their financial needs from compromising the people in their care.

Austin Premiere



Luke LorentzenBorn in 1993, Luke Lorentzen is a recent graduate from Stanford where he studied Art History and Film Studies. Luke is part of the creative team behind the Netflix documentary series, LAST CHANCE U (seasons one through four). His work explores elements of everyday life, questioning and experimenting with the ways in which non-fiction stories are told. Originally from Connecticut, Luke now lives on the road, most recently working on projects in Kansas, Mexico City and Italy.



Producer: Luke Lorentzen, Kellen Quinn, Daniela Alatorre, Elena Fortes Acosta
Production Companies: Hedgehog, No Ficción
Screenwriter: Luke Lorentzen
Cinematographer: Luke Lorentzen
Editor: Luke Lorentzen, Paloma López Carillo
Sound Design: Matías Barberis
Music: Los Shajatos
Cast: Juan Ochoa, Fer Ochoa, Josué Ochoa, Manuel Hernández

Print Source: Kellen Quinn, krquinn[at]gmail.com; Luke Lorentzen, luke.lorentzen[at]gmail.com