filmmaker Walter Lutz was born
in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, and grew up near Philadelphia
in the working-class suburbs of Bucks County.
mother was honorably discharged from the United States Air
Force as a Disabled American Veteran and his father, a
high school drop out, worked multiple jobs, mostly on assembly
lines, to support his wife and two children.
graduated from La Salle College High School in Philadelphia
and became the first in his family to graduate from college,
earning a bachelor’s degree in Film & Video from
The Pennsylvania State University School of Communications.
at Penn State, Walter wrote and directed a 25-minute narrative
film, “SPACE: The Distance Between the Beginning
and the End,” which was chosen for exhibition at the
25th Annual WorldFest-Houston.
prolific visual artist and filmmaker, Walter’s work
has been exhibited at galleries and festivals in such cities
as Toronto, London, New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
Since 1996, Walter has been a member of the Screen Actors
Guild of America, and has appeared in numerous television shows,
commercials and local stage productions. And, in 1997, he was
the stage manager for the inaugural season of the California
has been a producer/videographer/editor, since 1997, for
BTV6, the City of Burbank’s government access station.
His efforts at BTV6 have earned him nearly 20 industry awards,
including a 2003 RTNA Golden Mike for Best Video Editing
of a Feature Series or Special and a 2006 Los Angeles Area
Emmy nomination for a PSA on the importance of voting.
In 2004, using just five photographs and Final Cut Pro software
on his Powerbook laptop, Walter submitted a public service
announcement he created to promote AIDS Walk Los Angeles. From
scores of other entries, his PSA was selected and shown on
television outlets across the city, raising awareness of the
biggest event of the year for AIDS Project Los Angeles.
joined Globalist Films in 2004, not only as
an editor/videographer, but to also inject his innate
visual creativity into the company’s documentaries.
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