Lance Oppenheim is a filmmaker from South Florida. He is terrified of jet-skiing and was much braver when he was six years old.
His films have been screened at film festivals across the world including Sundance, Rotterdam, Tribeca, True/False, and featured at the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian.
Online, his films have appeared on The New York Times (as three Op-Docs), The Atlantic, Vimeo (as six Staff Picks), NoBudge, and Short of the Week.
Lance was a 2019 Sundance Ignite Fellow, named one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film 2019," and is the youngest contributor to The New York Times Op-Docs. He was featured on Variety's "Power of Young Hollywood" list in 2020.
He graduated from Harvard University’s Visual and Environmental Studies program in 2019.
His first feature, SOME KIND OF HEAVEN, premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The film was produced by Darren Aronofsky, The New York Times (the paper’s first feature film production), and the Los Angeles Media Fund. It will be distributed by Magnolia Pictures in 2021.