BBA Banking & Finance, minor in English – University of Michigan Associates Degree in Arts

Since 2005 – Lance Directed 9 feature films, including Paid In Full, Fractured, Restitution, The Deported, Street Boss, Silent Scream, and Golden Shoes. With actors like James Russo, Jonathan Bennett, Mena Suvari, Eric Roberts, Tom Arnold, Vivica A. Fox, Montel Williams, John Rhys Davies, Dina Meyer, David DeLuise, Jake Busey, Talia Shire, Michael Rapaport, C Thomas Howell, Richard Lawson, Debbie Morgan, Techina Arnold and more.

Lance has written 32 screenplays and earned 19 national screenplay competition awards. He also has another 15 awards for directing, and film related nominations for his movies.

Written Features

The Golden ShoesCompletedStarz Worldwide
Paid In FullCompletedNipa Shah Productions
FracturedReleased 2015Gravitas Ventures
A Bouquet Of VagabondsIn DevelopmentIndependent
RestitutionReleased 2011Bierlein Entertainment / Monterrey
Silent ScreamReleased 12 / 2006Lions Gate (Distributor)
Street BossReleased 7 / 2010Bierlein Entertainment / Maverick
The DeportedReleased 2009701 Productions / Green Apple

Directed Features

Royal Family ThanksgivingReleased 2015TV ONE
Royal Family ChristmasReleased 2015TV ONE
The Golden ShoesCompletedStarz Worldwide
Paid In FullCompletedNipa Shah Productions
FracturedReleased 2015Gravitas Ventures
RestitutionReleased 2011Bierlein Entertainment / Monterrey
Street BossReleased 7 / 2010Bierlein Entertainment / Maverick
The DeportedReleased 2009701 Productions / Green Apple
Silent ScreamReleased 12 / 2006Lions Gate

Produced Features

RestitutionReleased 2011Bierlein Entertainment / Monterrey
Street BossReleased 7 / 2010Bierlein Entertainment / Maverick
The DeportedReleased 2009701 Productions
The ViolinistIn DevelopmentIndependent / Scott Rosenfelt Producing
A Bouquet Of VagabondsIn DevelopmentIndependent

Screenplay Honors & Awards

35 National Competition Awards (19 for writing scripts, 16 for films).

2015

Indiefest
  • Winner Best Feature – Paid In Full

2014

Richmond Film Festival
  • Nominated best music video (Ila Mata)

2013

Uptown Film Festival
  • Winner best editing (Fractured)
  • Winner best director (Fractured)

2012

Uptown Film Festival
  • Nominated for 9 awards
  • Nominated Best Feature Film – Restitution
  • Nominated Best Director – Restitution

2010

Detroit Independent Film Festival
  • Nominated Best Feature Film – Street Boss
  • Nominated Best Director – Street Boss

2009

Detroit Windsor International Film Festival
  • Winner Best Feature Film – Street Boss
Thrillspy International Film Festival (DC)
  • Winner Best Feature Film – Street Boss

2004

American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest
  • Semifinalist, Top 3% of 2186

2002

Cinestory Screenplay Competition
  • Quarterfinalist, Out of 800
Hollywood’s Next Sucess Screenplay Competition
  • Quarterfinalist
Scriprep.com Screenplay Competition
  • Semifinalist

2001

Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences (Nicholl)
  • Top 10% of 5,500
Red Carpet Productions Screenplay Competition
  • 5th Place
Dolphin Bay Films Screenplay Competition
  • Quarterfinalist
Practical Paradox Screenplay Competition
  • Finalist
Screenplayrep.com Screenplay Competition
  • 4th Place
Telluride Indie Fest Screenplay Competition
  • Winner
Produce Me 2002 Competition
  • Semifinalist, Top 2% of 4,000
Hollywood 27 Productions Screenplay Competition
  • Runner-Up

2000

Telluride Indie Fest Screenplay Competition
  • Winner Best Screenplay
Igottascreenplay.com
  • Finalist Best Screenplay
AngelCiti Screenplay Forum
  • 3rd Place Best Screenplay

1999

Sundance Producer’s Forum
  • Semifinalist
Sundance Screenplay Competition
  • 2nd Round Finalist