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A Still Small Voice


Luke Lorentzen

Executive Producers

Robina Riccitiello, Josh Peters


Kellen Quinn, Ashleigh McArthur


Luke Lorentzen, Ashleigh McArthur, Mary Lampson


Luke Lorentzen

In most US hospitals, alongside medical responses to illness and injury, lesser-known interventions take place every day. Responding to patients, family members, and hospital staff who are experiencing spiritual and emotional distress, chaplains sit at bedsides, helping people to deepen connections with themselves, to one another, and to a world beyond this one. A Still Small Voice follows Mati, a chaplain completing a year-long residency at New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital, as she learns to provide spiritual care to people confronting profound life changes. Following his acclaimed 2019 film Midnight Family, director Luke Lorentzen digs into Mati’s spiritual work as an entry point to explore how we seek meaning in suffering, uncertainty, and grief. Through Mati’s experiences with her patients, her struggle with professional burnout, and her own spiritual questioning, we gain new perspectives on the significance of meaningful human connection and the pain of its absence.

Director, A Still Small Voice

Luke Lorentzen is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and a graduate of Stanford University’s Department of Art and Art History. He won the 2023 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award, US Documentary, for his most recent film, A Still Small Voice. His first feature film, Midnight Family, which tells the story of a family-run ambulance business in Mexico City, won over 35 awards, including a Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival, Best Editing from the International Documentary Association, and the Golden Frog for Best Documentary from Camerimage. Midnight Family was shortlisted for the 2020 Best Documentary Oscar and was a New York Times ‘Critics’ Pick’. Luke’s other work as a director and cinematographer includes the Netflix original series, Last Chance U, which won an Emmy for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary in 2020. He co-founded the independent production company Hedgehog Films with Kellen Quinn.