ABOUT

I am someone who listens closely,
who hopes my questioning will open small windows of understanding.
I search for commonality in our differences.
My work aims to push against common beliefs and misbeliefs.
And I try to cram the world into small packages while struggling against reductionism.

Laura J Lukitsch is a filmmaker, video artist and story consultant. Her work creates spaces for audiences to experience different aspects of our collective stories. Beard Club (2013) is a film about the social politics of facial hair. Park Project (2017-ongoing) examines our public realm. Laura’s interest includes social change, the power of intersectional narratives and ways we can move new voices and ideas into mainstream consciousness. She helps artists struggling to tell their stories reframe their inner and outer narratives and get their work seen.

Laura J. Lukitsch, Filmmaker, Video Artist, Story Consultant
Founder, Global Performance Media, Find your voice, share your story

Currently living in Berlin.

Global Performance Media, Story Coach for creatives
This Beautiful Shot is Not an Accident, podcast about design thinking, storytelling and social change

Projects:
Park Project Berlin
Mind the Gap Movie
Beard Club, the documentary

Select Clients:
Earthworks
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
Public Bikes
CORO, San Francisco
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

Teaching:
Bite Sized Video, creating short video for the web
San Francisco State University, Digital Media Production Program, Demo Creation Course

Grants/Residencies/Awards:
Bizerksamt Steglitz-Zehlendorf
Projektfünderung Litchtenberg
Fleischacker Foundation
Pacific Pioneer Fund
SF Film Foundation Filmmaker Residency
Best of the Fest, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
Audience Award, Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema

Screenings/Installations:
2019
SIANA | [un]natural transitions,” video performance, part of SIANA sound, screening, dance, performance, Sprechsaal,  Berlin
WHEN NOBODY IS WATCHING & BENCHES,” video installation, part of A Full Moon Night, Videodrome 2, Marseille, France
KORPER UND HELDEN | bodies and heroes,” photo/video installation – Im Grüne Bereich
2018
DIE LUST AM FLIEGEN | the desire to fly,” Video, sound installation – Lilienthal Park
PUBLIC FIGURES | making of Berlin,” and “MOVING MONUMENTS | tiergarten,” video installation, Premarts, Berlin
2017
BERLIN FROM ABOVE | on the s-bahn”, video installation, Fenster Flugel, Projektraum Ventilator, Berlin
“Love,” video Umgemutlich, WBB Willner-Brauerei, Berlin
2016
Priceless,” Milk Bar, Oakland, New Urbanism Film Festival, LA, Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema, San Francisco
Dialogues in Transit micro-video series, Instagram
2015
The Art of Carrying Things by Bike,” Gigantic Bicycle Film Festival, Seattle, Rochester BikeFilmFest, New York
2013
Beard Club,” Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Arkansas, premiere
2011
“Love,” sound/video installation, San Francisco home
2010
“Beard Club,” Temescal Street Cinema, Oakland, CA, sneak peak