The Happiest Guy in the World

The New York Times

Born and raised in South Florida, Lance is a director, editor, and pretty mediocre cook.

His work has been screened at over 65 film festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival and Palm Springs International Festival, and featured by: The New York Times (as three Op-Docs), Vimeo (as five Staff Picks), Short of the Week, and PBS national broadcast.

In 2016, Lance became the youngest contributor to the New York Times’ Op-Docs with the release of his film Long Term Parking. Later that year, he was awarded a grant from the Just So Film Fund and Sheffield Doc/Fest.

In 2017, he was named a Shots Rising Star (cool!) and received two nominations for the Young Director’s Award at the 2017 Cannes Lion.

He also made No Jail Time: The Movie, his second Op-Doc and first movie with a colon in the official title, joining the divine ranks of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Congratulations, Lance!

Lance’s latest short, The Happiest Guy in the World, received its World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in 2018, and was distributed via the New York Times Op-Docs shortly thereafter.

He was named a 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellow, and is in post-production on his first feature film.

And if you’re wondering what Lance is doing right now, he’s probably continuing to write in the third person from his cramped college dorm.