Lucy Walker, Director
Lucy Walker uses dramatic filmmaking techniques to make documentary films, following memorable characters on transformative journeys that grant unique access inside closed worlds. In addition to Waste Land, Walker directed a second feature documentary that premiered at Sundance 2010 and was recently released in theaters: Countdown to Zero, a terrifying exposé of the current threat of nuclear terrorism and proliferation.
Walker's previous film, Blindsight, premiered at Toronto and received audience awards at the Berlin (Panorama), Ghent, AFI, and Palm Springs film festivals, and nominations for Best Documentary at the 2007 Grierson Awards and British Independent Film Awards.
Walker's first feature documentary, Devil's Playground, premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win awards at the Karlovy Vary and Sarasota film festivals, three Emmy Award nominations for Best Documentary, Best Directing and Best Editing, and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Documentary. Walker's credits also include Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues, for which she was twice nominated for Emmy Awards for Outstanding Direction in a Children's Series, and several award-winning narrative short films.
Angus Aynsley, Producer
Hank Levine, Producer