James Lantz



Commercial Production


Olancho is a documentary feature film about the makers of a dangerous music in Olancho, Honduras. It is about the families and lives of a band of musicians who are commissioned to write and perform songs called narco-corridos, folksongs that glorify and make heroes of people involved in the international drug trade who are known as narcos. Watch the trailer here.



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.

A Defiant Dude


A Defiant Dude is the documentary tale of a t-shirt artist, Bo Muller-Moore, who defies Chick-fil-A when they lay claim to his art and website over a charge of trademark infringement. Over 2000 backers funded the film on Kickstarter.com. www.ADefiantDude.com

“Watch this beautiful trailer for a documentary on how Chick-fil-A is trying to shut down a small Vermont business owner who makes "Eat More Kale" shirts, and how the business owner is fighting back. It's called A Defiant Dude, and is absolutely worth three minutes of your time.”
—David Harris Gershon, DAILY KOS

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

"Intimate and touching"
The Advocate

"An extraordinary play!"
Burlington Free Press

James Lantz