Lucas Guilkey is a documentary film producer, editor, and investigative journalist based in Oakland, California. His work focuses on power, social movements, democracy, and racial justice. He recently directed What Happened to Dujuan Armstrong?, a half hour documentary about the coverup of a young man’s death in county jail, which won best documentary at the BAFTA student film awards, was nominated for a SIMA award, and has screened in film festivals across the country. Before that, he was a producer for AJ+ and Fusion, where his online videos received millions of views. He has served as assistant editor for Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America (PBS, Dir. Tom Shepard), Bias (Dir. Robin Hauser Reynolds), and The Great Thirst (Dir. Matthew Justus), where he was also an archival researcher. For The Remembered (Sundance award-winning Dir. Yoav Potash), he has provided additional editing and story consultation. As a writer and reporter, he has been published in Documentary Magazine, Oakland North, Oakland Local, and the San Francisco Bayview. He is a past fellow at the Investigative Reporting Program and newportFILM documentary cinematography lab, as well as a graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and Wesleyan University. He is currently developing a feature documentary about the rise and fall of long-term solitary confinement in California prisons.
Contact: lwguilkey at gmail dot com