LANCE EDMANDS is a writer, director, and editor. The Maine native graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2005, where his thesis film VACATIONLAND won the Warner Bros. Film Production Award and went on to screen at dozens of film festivals around the world.
As an editor, Edmands cut the feature documentaries WILD COMBINATION: A PORTRAIT OF ARTHUR RUSSELL and BROCK ENRIGHT: GOOD TIMES WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. His first narrative feature as an editor was Lena Dunham’s TINY FURNITURE, which won the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW 2010, and was released theatrically by IFC.
For BLUEBIRD, his debut feature film as writer and director, Edmands was invited to the Sundance Institute Screenwriters and Directors Labs, where he received the Annenberg Feature Film Development Grant, the KRF Production Grant from the San Francisco Film Society, and a grant from the Richard Vague/Chris Columbus Production Fund. BLUEBIRD, starring John Slattery, Amy Morton, and Louisa Krause, premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and was released in early 2015. Indiewire called BLUEBIRD “subtle, nuanced and absorbing… a remarkable first feature and wise beyond [Edmands’] and its years,” while The Hollywood Reporter deemed it “a gentle, soulfully acted drama with its own distinct identity.”
Edmands’ commercial work is characterized by its beautiful, visually compelling imagery. His recent work includes spots for Chevrolet, Nationwide Insurance, Ohio Health and Cablevision.