Production company Biscuit Filmworks has welcomed acclaimed filmmaker Lance Oppenheim to its roster of talent.
Oppenheim is renowned for crafting candy-colored documentaries that blend nonfiction storytelling humor with heightened, cinematic formalism. His films are layered with humanity and flourishes of the surreal.
Inspired by the larger-than-life stories that unfolded around him in his native South Florida, Oppenheim has been making films since he was in his teens. While in college, he became the youngest active contributor to The New York Times Op-Docs and received six Vimeo Staff Picks.
He is a former Sundance Ignite Fellow, has been featured as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” and was named one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30” in 2022. His first feature, Some Kind of Heaven premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was released by Magnolia Pictures and Hulu in 2021 to critical acclaim.
The film was produced by Darren Aronofsky & The New York Times, one of the paper’s first feature-length film productions. Oppenheim has worked with brand clients including Google, Yahoo, Apple & Tribeca, Blizzard, Cox, and Chinet.
“I’m very excited to be joining Shawn, Noam, and a cohort of directors I deeply admire at Biscuit,” shared Oppenheim. “The work Biscuit does is singular, and I can’t wait to work with them in bridging the sensibility of my film work into the world of advertising.”
Shawn Lacy, Partner & Managing Director of Biscuit, said, “Lance is so remarkably smart and talented, and has so much potential in the advertising world. His work is funny but also has a nuanced side that resonates so beautifully with audiences. I can’t wait to help bring that emotional heartbeat to commercial projects.”
Oppenheim is currently in production on a documentary series with HBO and Josh and Benny Safdie’s Elara Pictures, as well as a documentary feature with FX/Hulu and The New York Times, both releasing in early 2024. He is also developing fiction projects with Natalie Portman, Elizabeth Olsen, Ari Aster, and Darren Aronofsky.
Reel 360 News wishes Lance the best of luck at Biscuit.
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