Storyteller working in film, tv, theatre, games & code


An alumnus of the Sundance Screenwriting Lab, Lance Weiler is recognized as a pioneer in mixing storytelling and technology. Wired magazine named him “one of 25 people helping to reinvent entertainment and change the face of Hollywood.” He was nominated for an International Emmy in digital fiction for his work on Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy. His award-winning collaboration with David Cronenberg entitled, Body/Mind/Change premiered at the TIFF Lightbox and his most recent project Frankenstein AI: a monster made by many was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. In addition, he is a founding member and director of the Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab. He’s currently developing a new immersive work entitled, Where There’s Smoke which will start touring the world in 2019.


Lance’s innovative use of storytelling and technology has made him a highly sought-after thought leader in the entertainment industry – in particular supporting companies in re-shaping their media holdings for the 21st Century. He has consulted programs and initiatives for IBM, Twitter, Microsoft, Samsung, Chernin Entertainment, Ubisoft, Penguin Books, the U.S. State Department, CAA, Ogilvy, McCann-Erickson and others. In the process, he has helped to create, design and shape entertainment properties that have reached billions of people.

  • Project Immerse (2020)
    film/tv, immersive theatre, escape room
  • Where There’s Smoke ((2020)
    film/tv, immersive theatre, escape room
  • The Raven (2019)
    immersive theatre
  • Frankenstein AI  (2018)
    immersive theatre, installation
  • Sherlock Holmes IoT (2015 – 2017)
    immersive storytelling game
  • Body/Mind/Change  (2013 – 2015)
    film, installation
  • Pandemic 1.0 (2011)
    film, installation, game

+ View all works here




  • Where There’s SmokeFilm/TV
  • Dinner with AIImmersive Theatre
  • Culture HackerNovel




The Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, IDFA, Games for Change, LA Film Festival, Museum of the Moving Image, MoMA, Cooper Hewitt, Future of Storytelling, Tribeca Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, TEDx, MIT, CMU, USC and more.



+  Frankenstein AI IDFA best non-fiction immersive storytelling – nomination
+  Where There’s SmokeFoST  innovation in storytelling prize – nomination
+  Body/Mind/ChangeMUSE Jim Blackaby Ingenuity Award – winner
Body/Mind/ChangeMUSE Jim Blackaby Honorable Mention: Games & Augmented Reality
+  Lyka’s Adventure – Tribeca New Media Grant – winner
+  Collapsus – International Emmy Digital Fiction – nomination
HIM-Arte Cinema Award – winner


+ Sundance Lab fellow
+ One of the GOOD 100
+ Named one of 25 changing Hollywood – Wired Magazine
+ Named one of 18 who changed Hollywood – BusinessWeek
+ Named an indieWire Infulencer

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