About

Lance Weiler is a storyteller, entrepreneur and thought leader. An alumni of the Sundance Screenwriting Lab, he is recognized as a pioneer because of the way he mixes storytelling and technology. WIRED magazine named him “one of 25 people helping to re-invent entertainment and change the face of Hollywood.” Always interested in experimenting with new ways to tell stories and engage audiences, Lance has designed experiences that have reached millions of people via theaters, mobile devices and online. In recognition of these storytelling innovations, BUSINESSWEEK named Lance “One of the 18 Who Changed Hollywood.” In 2011, Lance was nominated for a International Emmy® in digital fiction for his work on Collapsus: the energy risk conspiracy. Lance sits on two World Economic Forum steering committees; one focused on the Future of Content Creation and the other examines the role of Digital Media in Shaping Culture & Governance. In addition, Lance teaches at Columbia University on the art, craft and business of storytelling in the 21st Century and is currently working on a slate of next gen storytelling projects. - Read More

  • "One of the twenty-five people helping to re-invent entertainment and change the face of Hollywood."
    wired magazine
  • "One of the eighteen who changed Hollywood."
    BusinessWeek

News

UPCOMING SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Sept 30th - Ad Week - NYC
Oct 6th - International Media Forum - St. Petersburg
Oct 7th - Power to the Pixel - London
Nov 4th & 5th - MindTrek - Tampere, Finland

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Civic Innovation Lab

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on August 29th, 2014 0 Comments

In 2008, Lance co-founded a roving gathering focused on story-driven innovation. Today Learn Do Share holds events in 10 cities that harness storytelling, play, collaborative design and technology as tools for social innovation. LDS …

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Awards

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on June 23rd, 2014 0 Comments

Over the course of 14 months, Lance lead a team of over 50 people to create an immersive experience that harnessed storytelling, code and participatory culture to tell an original story that paid homage to …

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IndieWire Influencer

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on June 22nd, 2013 0 Comments

Last week Indiewire named Lance one of their 2013 Influencers. A new feature that focuses on 40 individuals and companies who are driving the industry forward and innovating new models. SEE MORE

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GOOD 100

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on April 22nd, 2013 0 Comments

GOOD magazine has named Lance one of the people who are pushing the world forward in 2013. A 100 people were chosen from a range of fields and disciplines. It is a wonderful list of …

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Projects

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Pandemic 1.0

Pandemic 1.0 is part of a larger storytelling experience involving film, mobile, online, social gaming, print, and real world interactions. An official selection at the Sundance Film Festival, Pandemic 1.0 was an immersive storytelling experience …

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Body/Mind/Change

Body/Mind/Change is an immersive storytelling extension of David Cronenberg: Evolution. Starring David Cronenberg, with creative direction and experience design by Lance Weiler. The co-production with TIFF and CFC Media Lab, Body/Mind/Change takes audiences through a …

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Lyka’s Adventure

Lyka’s Adventure is an experiential learning project that uses collaboration and creative problem solving to put education directly in the hands of students. Last fall, two classrooms, a continent apart, worked together to get a …

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Wish for the Future

Wish for the Future mixes participatory storytelling and design science to envision a better world. Participants make a wish for the future. Wishes are granted through a creative act such as writing a story, making …

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Bear 71

Interactive documentary about a bear in the Canadian Rockies illuminates the way humans engage with wildlife in the age of networks, satellites, and digital surveillance. Sometimes it’s hard to tell where the wired world ends …

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Collapsus

Collapsus is a mix of documentary, gaming and fiction. In 2011, Collapsus was nominated for an International Emmy® Nomination for digital fiction. Lance and his writing partner Chuck Wendig scripted the fictional side of the project. In …

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Head Trauma

When drifter George Walker returns after many years to stake a claim on his deceased grandmother’s abandoned house he struggles to build some semblance of a normal life for himself. George tries to clean up …

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The Last Broadcast

Bristling with equipment, two enthusiastic local access cable TV producers recruit two assistants and venture into the woods in search of the mythical and horrifying Jersey Devil. Days later, only one of the group emerges. …

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RADAR

RADAR is an insiders view into the cutting edge of storytelling and creativity. Highlighting innovative
projects and events across different creative disciplines. 42 episodes were produced over a two year period that pulled back the curtain …

Igniting the imagination of many

Creative Services

Lance is one of the top thought leaders and experience designers helping to bring storytelling into the 21st Century. His creative entrepreneur skills provide him with a well rounded understanding of how to bridge the gap between technology and entertainment. Since 2011, he has sat on two World Economic steering committees - one on the Future of Content Creation and the second on Digital Media's Impact on Culture and Policy.

Lance has provided creative services to clients such as; the Coca Cola Company, Twitter, the Chernin Group, Ubisoft, Penguin Books, CAA, Ogilvy, McCann-Erickson, Dorga5, Summit Entertainment and Ebay.

The following is a collection of services that Lance can provide. In addition Lance has an extensive global network of collaborators that he can tap to help facilitate jobs large and small.