James Lantz



Commercial Work


As an award-winning writer and director of over 200 commercial films and videos, James Lantz has produced work for numerous Fortune 500 clients including American Express, American Airlines, Mobil Oil, Alamo Rental Cars among others. He is currently working on a series of television commercials for a Vermont credit union. See an example of this work and others here.

Photo credit: David Link

Documentary Work


Award-winning procucer of several documentary shorts and trailers including Grand Prize Winner for the International Movie Trailer Festival and several Telly Awards. Currently producing the feature length documentary, A Defiant Dude. See examples here.

Photo credit: Leon Winkowski

A Defiant Dude


A Defiant Dude is the unexpected documentary tale of a Vermont t-shirt artist who defies a cease and desist letter from Chick-fil-A and spends four years attempting to trademark the phrase Eat More Kale. Over 2000 backers funded the film on Kickstarter. www.ADefiantDude.com

Illustration credit: Emily Rhain Andrews

The Bus


The Bus is the story of two boys who meet at night in a parked church bus where they hide a budding relationship. www.TheBusThePlay.com

“The Bus is theater magic! It’s beautiful in every way theater should be! …The best show I’ve seen in a long, long time!”
—Weston Clay, Theatre Is Easy, NYC

"A fascinating play, full of surprises"
—Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide

"An extraordinary play!"
—Brent Hallenbeck, Burlington Free Press

Photo credit: Carol Rosegg

James Lantz