Michael J. Lutman
Photo by Matt Lynn.
San Franciscan born Michael J. Lutman has filmed documentaries around the globe. Following the renowned Alasdair Fraser from Scotland to Spain, the 5 Gyres Institute pollution research from Brazil to South Africa, and endurance social cyclists across Vietnam, Cambodia and Sri Lanka, he has a relentless passion for making soulful and thought provoking films. Since 2010, Melbourne has been Michael's home base where he has produced and directed 3 full-length documentary films, while working as a full-time film editor at the award winning post-production house, The Butchery. Michael is concurrently in post production for two short films; Chautauqua, a film about the perspective of the journey, as well as the yet to be titled TV half-hour documentary about 3 young girls shattering western perceptions by battling extreme conservatism at a co-ed music school in Kabul, Afghanistan.