Lance Bangs

Lance Bangs (born September 8, 1972) is an American filmmaker, documentarian, and music video director who has created videos for Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Green Day, the 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, 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.

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Jackass Number Two (2006)

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Jackass Number Two is a compilation of various stunts, pranks and skits, and essentially has no plot. Chris Pontius, Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, and the whole crew return to the screen to raise the stakes higher than ever before.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Tremaine
CAST:  Johnny Knoxville  •  Bam Margera  •  Steve-O  •  Chris Pontius

Jackass Number Two is a compilation of various stunts, pranks and skits, and essentially has no plot. Chris Pontius, Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, and the whole crew return to the screen to raise the stakes higher than ever before.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Tremaine
CAST:  Johnny Knoxville  •  Bam Margera  •  Steve-O  •  Chris Pontius

Jackass: The Movie (2002)

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Johnny Knoxville and his band of maniacs perform a variety of stunts and gross-out gags on the big screen for the first time. They wander around Japan in panda outfits, wreak havoc on a once civilized golf course, they even do stunts involving LIVE alligators, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Tremaine
CAST:  Johnny Knoxville  •  Bam Margera  •  Steve-O  •  Chris Pontius

Johnny Knoxville and his band of maniacs perform a variety of stunts and gross-out gags on the big screen for the first time. They wander around Japan in panda outfits, wreak havoc on a once civilized golf course, they even do stunts involving LIVE alligators, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Tremaine
CAST:  Johnny Knoxville  •  Bam Margera  •  Steve-O  •  Chris Pontius

Run Ronnie Run (2002)

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A redneck with an uncanny knack for getting arrested becomes the star of his own reality program.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Troy Miller
CAST:  David Cross  •  Bob Odenkirk  •  Bruce Taylor  •  Leon Lamar

A redneck with an uncanny knack for getting arrested becomes the star of his own reality program.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Troy Miller
CAST:  David Cross  •  Bob Odenkirk  •  Bruce Taylor  •  Leon Lamar

Pavement: Slow Century (2002)

Documentary tracing the existence of noted rock band Pavement from 1989 to their final performance in late 1999. The DVD also compiles all of their music videos, rare live footage, audio commentary from the band and directors, and two live concerts available with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs
CAST:  Stephen Malkmus  •  Mark Ibold  •  Scott Kannberg  •  Bob Nastanovich

Documentary tracing the existence of noted rock band Pavement from 1989 to their final performance in late 1999. The DVD also compiles all of their music videos, rare live footage, audio commentary from the band and directors, and two live concerts available with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs
CAST:  Stephen Malkmus  •  Mark Ibold  •  Scott Kannberg  •  Bob Nastanovich

Torrance Rises (1999)

A mockumentary chronicling the Torrance Community Dance Group (from Fatboy Slim's "Praise You" video) on their road to the MTV Video Music Awards.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze  •  Lance Bangs
CAST:  Spike Jonze  •  Eminem  •  Madonna  •  Chris Rock

A mockumentary chronicling the Torrance Community Dance Group (from Fatboy Slim's "Praise You" video) on their road to the MTV Video Music Awards.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze  •  Lance Bangs
CAST:  Spike Jonze  •  Eminem  •  Madonna  •  Chris Rock

Jackass 3D (2010)

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Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Wee Man and the rest of their fearless and foolhardy friends take part in another round of outrageous pranks and stunts. In addition to standing in the path of a charging bull, launching themselves into the air and crashing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Tremaine
CAST:  Johnny Knoxville  •  Bam Margera  •  Ryan Dunn  •  Steve-O

Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Wee Man and the rest of their fearless and foolhardy friends take part in another round of outrageous pranks and stunts. In addition to standing in the path of a charging bull, launching themselves into the air and crashing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Tremaine
CAST:  Johnny Knoxville  •  Bam Margera  •  Ryan Dunn  •  Steve-O

David Cross: Let America Laugh (2003)

This is a feature-length documentary of David Cross's entire North American comedy tour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cross  •  Lance Bangs
CAST:  David Cross  •  Bob Kaliban  •  Michelle Maryk  •  Meredith Lipson

This is a feature-length documentary of David Cross's entire North American comedy tour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cross  •  Lance Bangs
CAST:  David Cross  •  Bob Kaliban  •  Michelle Maryk  •  Meredith Lipson

Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak (2009)

A loving look at one of the most cherished and controversial figures in children's literature, Maurice Sendak. In this deeply moving tribute, spend time with the man who spoke to children through his stories and illustrations in a way no one else could.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze  •  Lance Bangs
CAST:  Maurice Sendak  •  Spike Jonze  •  Lance Bangs  •  Lynn Caponera

A loving look at one of the most cherished and controversial figures in children's literature, Maurice Sendak. In this deeply moving tribute, spend time with the man who spoke to children through his stories and illustrations in a way no one else could.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze  •  Lance Bangs
CAST:  Maurice Sendak  •  Spike Jonze  •  Lance Bangs  •  Lynn Caponera

Jackass 3.5 (2011)

Johnny Knoxville of 'Jackass' releases unused material of stunts, tricks, antics and shenanigans shot during the production of 'Jackass 3D' that didn't make it into the film, as well as the hilarious outtakes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Tremaine
CAST:  Jason Acuña  •  Johnny Knoxville  •  Ryan Dunn  •  Dave England

Johnny Knoxville of 'Jackass' releases unused material of stunts, tricks, antics and shenanigans shot during the production of 'Jackass 3D' that didn't make it into the film, as well as the hilarious outtakes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Tremaine
CAST:  Jason Acuña  •  Johnny Knoxville  •  Ryan Dunn  •  Dave England

Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Tell Me What Rockers to Swallow (2004)

A full live concert recorded at San Francisco's Fillmore, which showcases the band at their best and singer Karen O in full-on charismatic exuberance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs
CAST:  Yeah Yeah Yeahs

A full live concert recorded at San Francisco's Fillmore, which showcases the band at their best and singer Karen O in full-on charismatic exuberance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs
CAST:  Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Work of Director Spike Jonze (2003)

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When you experience The Work of Director Spike Jonze, you enter a world where anything can happen and frequently does. From the innovative director of Being John Malkovich and Adaptation., this superior compilation of music videos, documentaries, interviews, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze  •  Roman Coppola  •  Lance Bangs  •  Kim Gordon
CAST:  Ashley Barnett  •  Brian Bell  •  Björk  •  Sofia Coppola

When you experience The Work of Director Spike Jonze, you enter a world where anything can happen and frequently does. From the innovative director of Being John Malkovich and Adaptation., this superior compilation of music videos, documentaries, interviews, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze  •  Roman Coppola  •  Lance Bangs  •  Kim Gordon
CAST:  Ashley Barnett  •  Brian Bell  •  Björk  •  Sofia Coppola

The Work of Director Mark Romanek (2005)

More than two-dozen music-videos directed by filmmaker Mark Romanek (One-Hour Photo) are collected together in this compilation from Palm Pictures. Among the songs featured in The Work of Director Mark Romanek are "Novocaine for the Soul" by Eels, "99 Problems" by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs  •  Mark Romanek
CAST:  Mark Romanek  •  Fiona Apple  •  Brian Bell  •  Vincent Gallo

More than two-dozen music-videos directed by filmmaker Mark Romanek (One-Hour Photo) are collected together in this compilation from Palm Pictures. Among the songs featured in The Work of Director Mark Romanek are "Novocaine for the Soul" by Eels, "99 Problems" by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs  •  Mark Romanek
CAST:  Mark Romanek  •  Fiona Apple  •  Brian Bell  •  Vincent Gallo

David Cross: Bigger and Blackerer (2010)

Bigger and Blackerer was taped during two shows, back-to-back on the same evening at Boston's Wilbur Theatre. Only by watching this video will you learn of Cross unique relationship with the deaf community, share his canny insights into the editorial machinations ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs
CAST:  David Cross  •  Mort Burke  •  Dean Crow  •  Todd Glass

Bigger and Blackerer was taped during two shows, back-to-back on the same evening at Boston's Wilbur Theatre. Only by watching this video will you learn of Cross unique relationship with the deaf community, share his canny insights into the editorial machinations ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs
CAST:  David Cross  •  Mort Burke  •  Dean Crow  •  Todd Glass

R.E.M.: In View 1988-2003 (The Best of R.E.M.) (2003)

In View: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988–2003 is a DVD featuring videos by the rock band R.E.M. during 1988–2003, released as a companion to the Warner Bros. compilation In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003. All but two of the songs included on the audio CD made the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze  •  Garth Jennings  •  Tarsem Singh  •  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Lance Bangs  •  Jem Cohen  •  Jake Scott  •  Peter Care  •  Michael Moore  •  Liz Friedlander  •  Nigel Dick  •  Dominic DeJoseph  •  Katherine Dieckmann  •  Tim Hope  •  Matt Mahurin  •  Stephane Sednaoui  •  Einar Snorri  •  Eiður Snorri  •  David Weir
CAST:  Michael Stipe  •  Peter Buck  •  Bill Berry  •  Andy Kaufman

In View: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988–2003 is a DVD featuring videos by the rock band R.E.M. during 1988–2003, released as a companion to the Warner Bros. compilation In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003. All but two of the songs included on the audio CD made the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze  •  Garth Jennings  •  Tarsem Singh  •  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Lance Bangs  •  Jem Cohen  •  Jake Scott  •  Peter Care  •  Michael Moore  •  Liz Friedlander  •  Nigel Dick  •  Dominic DeJoseph  •  Katherine Dieckmann  •  Tim Hope  •  Matt Mahurin  •  Stephane Sednaoui  •  Einar Snorri  •  Eiður Snorri  •  David Weir
CAST:  Michael Stipe  •  Peter Buck  •  Bill Berry  •  Andy Kaufman

The Work of Director Chris Cunningham (2003)

British director Chris Cunningham has drawn acclaim for groundbreaking music videos for the likes of Autechre, Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Bjork, and Portishead, his award-winning commercials, and his risky short films. The Work of Director Chris Cunningham is the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs  •  Chris Cunningham
CAST:  Fiona Maclaine  •  Carl Antolin  •  Aphex Twin  •  Sigtryggur Baldursson

British director Chris Cunningham has drawn acclaim for groundbreaking music videos for the likes of Autechre, Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Bjork, and Portishead, his award-winning commercials, and his risky short films. The Work of Director Chris Cunningham is the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs  •  Chris Cunningham
CAST:  Fiona Maclaine  •  Carl Antolin  •  Aphex Twin  •  Sigtryggur Baldursson

The Lazarus Effect (2010)

The Lazarus Effect is a 2010 documentary film about the positive impact of free antiretroviral drug therapy on HIV/AIDS patients in Africa. It was directed by Lance Bangs, and executive produced by Spike Jonze, after an organizer from AIDS awareness group (RED) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs
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The Lazarus Effect is a 2010 documentary film about the positive impact of free antiretroviral drug therapy on HIV/AIDS patients in Africa. It was directed by Lance Bangs, and executive produced by Spike Jonze, after an organizer from AIDS awareness group (RED) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs
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The Black Keys: Live at the Crystal Ballroom (2008)

The Black Keys' new concert DVD reflects the no-frills genius of the drums-and-guitar duo's studio sound: It's a refreshingly straightforward, beautifully rendered, high-definition video document of their April 4, 2008 sold-out gig at Portland, Oregon's Crystal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs
CAST:  Dan Auerbach  •  Patrick J. Carney

The Black Keys' new concert DVD reflects the no-frills genius of the drums-and-guitar duo's studio sound: It's a refreshingly straightforward, beautifully rendered, high-definition video document of their April 4, 2008 sold-out gig at Portland, Oregon's Crystal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs
CAST:  Dan Auerbach  •  Patrick J. Carney

Belle & Sebastian: Fans Only (2003)

Fans Only is a record of the development of Belle & Sebastian during their time with Jeepster, from If You're Feeling Sinister to Storytelling. Featuring all of the videos, live performances, interviews, out-takes, TV appearances, early documentary footage, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs  •  Blair Young
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Fans Only is a record of the development of Belle & Sebastian during their time with Jeepster, from If You're Feeling Sinister to Storytelling. Featuring all of the videos, live performances, interviews, out-takes, TV appearances, early documentary footage, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs  •  Blair Young
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Breadcrumb Trail (2014)

“My new feature length documentary Breadcrumb Trail is about Slint and the Louisville music culture they emerged from. It includes footage going back to the early 1990s that I shot when repeatedly driving up from Athens, GA to Louisville to try to chase rumors of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs
CAST:  Brian McMahan  •  David Pajo  •  Britt Walford  •  Ethan Buckler

“My new feature length documentary Breadcrumb Trail is about Slint and the Louisville music culture they emerged from. It includes footage going back to the early 1990s that I shot when repeatedly driving up from Athens, GA to Louisville to try to chase rumors of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs
CAST:  Brian McMahan  •  David Pajo  •  Britt Walford  •  Ethan Buckler

Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado (2016)

He's a kamikaze gambler. A one-arm cuddler. And if his fly is down, so be it. A night of sly riffs and slow burns.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs
CAST:  Hannibal Buress

He's a kamikaze gambler. A one-arm cuddler. And if his fly is down, so be it. A night of sly riffs and slow burns.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs
CAST:  Hannibal Buress
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