Kantú Lentz is a Peruvian filmmaker who creates films that take place in alternate realities with magical realism elements.
She recently directed the award-winning short film “Jack and Jo Don’t Want to Die” starring Justin Kirk (“Weeds,” “Angels In America”) and Olivia Edward (“Better Things”) which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Lentz is an AFI DWW, Sony Television Diverse Directors Program & Viacom Viewfinder Emerging Directors Program alumni. Her script “Coche Bomba” was one of five projects selected by the Tribeca/Chanel ‘Through Her Lens’ fellowship in 2019.
Over the past 3 years, Lentz directed over 50 political ads for One Vote at a Time, which creates in-kind campaign videos for democratic candidates who believe in gun safety legislation. In branded content and commercials she has worked with such brands & clients as New Balance, TUMI, Ulta Beauty, Aveda, Verizon, LG, Refinery 29, Vice Media, and YouTube Originals.
Her comedic video “Rollercoaster Break-up” starring Moses Storm (“Sunnyside,” “Unfriended”) went viral and currently has eight million views and counting.
Kantu is slated to make her TV directing debut on the Dick Wolf series; Chicago: Fire, as part of this year’s NBC: Female-Forward program. She also has been commissioned to write and direct a comedic short film for Paul Feig’s: Powderkeg Fuse anthology series.
Lentz is currently developing the feature-length version of “Jack and Jo Don’t Want to Die”.