David Lancaster is an American film and television producer and the CEO of the production company Rumble Films. His work as a producer for the 2014 film Whiplash earned him a nomination for Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards.

David Lancaster
  • Film producer
  • television producer
Years active1985–present

Life and careerEdit

Lancaster began his career as a film producer in 1985 for the television film The Laundromat. His first feature film was Two Idiots in Hollywood (1988), which was directed by Stephen Tobolowsky. More films and television films as producer and executive producer followed, with Lancaster eventually becoming co-president of the production company Bold Films in 2006.

In 2014, he resigned his position at Bold Films to launch his own film company, Rumble Films.[1] His work on the 2014 film Whiplash earned him and fellow producers Jason Blum and Helen Estabrook a nomination for Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards.



Year Title Director Notes
1988 Two Idiots in Hollywood Stephen Tobolowsky
1993 Quick Rick King
1996 Terminal Justice Rick King
1996 Persons Unknown George Hickenlooper
1998 The Sadness of Sex Rupert Wainwright
1999 Loving Jezebel Kwyn Bader
2000 Second Skin Darrell James Roodt
2002 Lone Hero Ken Sanzel
2003 Consequence Anthony Hickox
2004 A Love Song for Bobby Long Shainee Gabel
2004 Blast Anthony Hickox
2004 Riding the Bullet Mick Garris
2005 Slipstream David van Eyssen
2006 Hollow Man 2 Claudio Fäh
2006 The Breed Nicholas Mastandrea
2008 Middle of Nowhere John Stockwell
2008 Starship Troopers 3: Marauder Edward Neumeier
2009 The Hole Joe Dante
2010 Legion Scott Stewart
2013 Evidence Olatunde Osunsanmi
2013 Heatstroke Evelyn Maude Purcell
2014 Lost River Ryan Gosling
2014 Nightcrawler Dan Gilroy
2014 Whiplash Damien Chazelle Academy Award nomination for Best Picture
2015 No Escape John Erick Dowdle
2015 Eye in the Sky Gavin Hood
2016 Message from the King Fabrice Du Welz
2017 Small Crimes E. L. Katz
2018 Donnybrook Tim Sutton
2019 The Other Lamb Małgorzata Szumowska
2019 The Burnt Orange Heresy Giuseppe Capotondi
2019 Semper Fi Henry Alex Rubin


Year Title Notes
1985 The Laundromat Television film
1993 Scam Television film
1996 Woman Undone Television film
1999 The Last Witness Television film
2002 Borderline Television film
2002 Pavement Television film
2002 Federal Protection Television film
2004 Dracula 3000 Television film


  1. ^ McNary, Dave (July 30, 2014). "'Whiplash' Producer David Lancaster Launches Company (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved August 29, 2016.

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