ABOUT

I am an award-winning director who has been widely praised for my versatile style of filmmaking and ability to tell human stories with a unique cinematic approach. This style has been applied to brands such as UPS, New Balance, Castrol, Reebok and Aetna to name a few.

With a background in television, advertising, music videos and feature films, I have worked across a variety of mediums. My feature film, ‘Shoot First and Pray You Live took the Independent Spirit Award at the Santa Fe Film Festival before being acquired and distributed by Lionsgate. The film stars James Russo (Django Unchained), Jim Gaffigan (Chappaquiddick), Jeff Hephner (Intersteller), Chris Browning (Bright), and John Doman (You Were Never Really Here). My work on the film also garnered a nomination for Heineken’s prestigious Red Star Award for Independent Filmmaking.

I currently reside in NYC and am a co-owner of Homestead, a production, editorial, and independent film company. A native of Alexandria, Virginia, I attended James Madison University while on a football scholarship and have a bad knee to prove it.

Lance Doty
Director / Producer / Writer / Company Owner

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Managing Director / Partner / Commercial + Film Director
– Homestead, NYC

Development Executive / Founding Partner – Producer / Director / Writer
– aWounded Knee Independent Films, NYC

Managing Director / Partner / Executive Producer
– Homestead Films + Homestead Editorial, NYC

Co-Founder / Consulting Producer
– Collective Films, NYC

Director / Writer / Producer / Feature Film
– Shoot First and Pray You Live (Lionsgate)

Writer / Producer / Feature Film
– NOISE (ThinkFilm)

Consulting Producer / Feature Film
– Utopians

Co-Producer / Feature Film
– The Lucky Ones

Co-Producer / Post-Production Supervisor / Feature Film
– Beyond The Ashes

Post Production Supervisor (segments: The Greatest City on Earth)
– The Concert For New York City (TV Special)

Partner / Senior Creative Producer
– Ogilvy & Mather

AWARDS
Silver Hatch Award – CT Lottery
Bronze Anvil Award – OK2Talk
Bronze Effie – BCBS
Global SABRE Award – OK2Talk
Silver ADDY Award – OK2Talk
Silver Addy Award – TalkitOut
Silver Anvil Award of Excellence Winner – OK2Talk
Silver Telly Award – TalkitOut
Best Narrative Film – NOISE – Black Point Film Festival
Best of the Fest – NOISE – Breckenridge Film Festival
Finalist – Heineken Red Star Award for innovative filmmaking
Independent Spirit Award – Shoot First And Pray You Live – Santa Fe Film Festival
Jury Award for Innovative Filmmaking – NOISE – Florida Film Festival
Narrative Feature Film Award – NOISE – New Orleans Film Festival
FESTIVALS & SELECTIONS

SANTA BARBARA International Film Festival – NOISE
FLORIDA Film Festival (*Winner)- NOISE
VAIL Film Festival- NOISE
NEWPORT BEACH Film Festival- NOISE
Black Point Film Festival (*Winner)- NOISE
RIVERRUN Film Festival (*Winner)- NOISE
SEATTLE Film Festival- NOISE
FILMSTOCK International Film Festival – Luten UK- NOISE
BOSTON International Film Festival- NOISE
WOODS HOLE International Film Festival- NOISE
RHODE ISLAND International Film Festival- NOISE
BRECKENRIDGE Film Festival (*Winner)- NOISE
ROME International Film Festival- NOISE
SEMARANG International Film Festival – Indonesia- NOISE
SALENTO International Film Festival- NOISE
ATHENS Film Festival- NOISE
NEW ORLEANS Film Festival (*Winner)- NOISE
SILVER LAKE Film Festival- NOISE
SANTA-FE Film Festival (*Winner) – SHOOT FIRST
TORONTO Reelheat Film Festival- SHOOT FIRST
ALEXANDRIA Film Festival- SHOOT FIRST
BIG ISLAND Film Festival- SHOOT FIRST
INDIANAPOLIS Film Festival- SHOOT FIRST