Lance Bangs

Lance Bangs (born September 8, 1972)[1] is an American filmmaker and music video director who has created videos for Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Green Day, Arcade Fire, The Shins, The Thermals, Belle & Sebastian, Menomena, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, R.E.M., Mike Watt, Death Cab for Cutie, The Black Keys, Kanye West, Odd Future, and Pavement. He directed the David Cross film Let America Laugh. Bangs has also been heavily involved in the filming and production of MTV's Jackass television series and its subsequent movies.

Lance Bangs
Born (1972-09-08) September 8, 1972 (age 47)[1]
Sacramento, California

Life and careerEdit

Bangs was born in Sacramento, California. He founded Flicker Film Festival, a series of Super8mm and 16mm film screenings, while in Athens, Georgia, in 1990 along with Michael Lachowski and Angie Grass.[2]

As a commercial director he has worked with United Parcel Service, Nike, Subway, Rock Band and Volvo for several campaigns, including the Titanium Lion-winning campaign for Volvo's "Life on Board Project" campaign from the 2005 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.[3]

He produced DVDs for the Directors Label Series, covering the work of Chris Cunningham, Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, Mark Romanek, Stéphane Sednaoui, Jonathan Glazer and Anton Corbijn. He has also been involved with Spike Jonze on a number of occasions, recently being one of the cinematographers for Jackass: The Movie, Jackass Number Two and Jackass 3D. He also was a part of the 24 Hour Takeover, filming behind the scenes material. In 2009, they were shortlisted for an Academy Award for "Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak".[4]

He has aired an ongoing series of short (often music-related) documentaries on VBS.TV since 2007 in the form of his show "Bangs". He also hosts a show on Viceland called Flophouse.

Bangs is married to Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney and together they have two children. He has performed musically as well, both with his wife and with Canadian indie rock group The Dudes. There were plans for a west coast summer 2009 tour, billed as Lance Bangs w/ The Dudes.


Music videosEdit






  1. ^ a b "Lance Bangs: Born 8 September 1972"BBC. Accessed 6 October 2016
  2. ^ "flicker films". Retrieved 2014-08-12.
  3. ^ "Euro RSCG Wins 15 Cannes Lions" PR Newswire. Accessed 6 October 2016
  4. ^ "Oscar short documentary contenders named". 2009-10-09. Retrieved 2014-08-12.
  5. ^ "Inside the Mind of Michel Gondry : Full Credits : Cast". Retrieved 2014-08-12.
  6. ^ "LCD Soundsystem Want Your Cloud Footage | News". Pitchfork. 2011-03-31. Retrieved 2014-08-12.
  7. ^ "John Hodgman: RAGNAROK - Netflix". Netflix. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  8. ^ John Hodgman (10 June 2013). "JOHN HODGMAN: RAGNAROK ON NETFLIX". Tumblr. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
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  12. ^ "I've Been Twelve Forever". Retrieved 2014-08-12.
  13. ^ "NotNa". Retrieved 2014-08-12.
  14. ^ "The Museum of Modern Art Presents Spike Jonze: The First 80 Years - /Film". 2009-08-25. Retrieved 2014-08-12.
  15. ^ "Collaborators, Spike Jonze's Award-Winning Commercials, and Jackass: The Movie". MoMA. 2009-10-17. Retrieved 2014-08-12.
  16. ^ "What is PAUL?". Retrieved 2014-08-12.
  17. ^ "I'm Brent Morin". Netflix. Retrieved 2015-12-13.

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