About

As a producer, director and composer, my goal is to combine solid technical artistry with compelling, inspiring storytelling.

I have eight years of film industry experience working at every stage production, from low-budget documentaries to multi-million dollar feature films. I’ve worked on projects for major tech, entertainment, electronics and pharmaceutical companies, in addition to work for non-profits, arts organizations and narrative passion projects.

Originally from Canada, I began my career working in the camera department on TV shows and feature films (Psych, Watchmen) in Saskatchewan and Vancouver, BC. I moved on the Rocky Mountains of Alberta to work at the Banff Centre’s New Media Institute, where I had the opportunity to work with influential artists, technologists and researchers from around the world. At the Banff Centre I developed an interest in sound design and music for picture, and went on to complete a graduate certificate in Audio Post-Production. As a composer, my music is now used on over 50 TV shows airing on CBS, Fox, NBC, CTV, MTV, VH1, and TLC and others worldwide.

I’ve worked nearly every production position, from script supervisor to boom op – a key quality that makes me equally at home as part of the crew or leading a team as producer/director. I’m an insatiable learner and constantly challenge myself to grow in my life and my career. After many years spent behind the camera and in the editing room, I pushed myself to become a better director by studying acting. I enrolled in a Meisner technique program, and now work professionally as an actor for both film and theatre.

In November 2015, I joined the Research and Development team of Mursion, a fast-growing virtual reality start-up in San Francisco, CA.

In whatever capacity, and in whatever medium I work in, my goal remains to inform, delight and inspire with well-crafted work.

I’m always on the lookout for interesting projects or opportunities, and can be reached at lana@lanapalmer.com.

TRAINING:

Professional Program in Television Writing UCLA Los Angeles, CA
Professional Program in Screenwriting UCLA Los Angeles, CA
Meisner Technique The Meisner Technique Studio San Francisco, CA
Graduate Certificate, Audio Post-Production Fanshawe College London, ON, Canada
BA, Film Studies University of Regina Regina, SK, Canada
BFA, Film Production University of Regina Regina, SK, Canada

AWARDS:

Government of Canada: National Artist Program
Selected as one of three artists from each province as a participant at the Canada Winter Games. The program involved working with artists from across Canada to create a multidisciplinary theatre performance.

University of Regina: Partners in Motion Scholarship in Media Production
Awarded to a student with an outstanding final film project.

University of Regina: Bourse Bernard Lavigne Scholarship in Film Studies
Awarded to a student who has demonstrated command of both of Canada’s official languages.

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