Hey, I'm Lain!

New York, New York

Lain comes from a long line of tough southern women but grew up across the Midwest and East Coast, visiting friends’ farms with her Aunt Betty, baking with her mom, and constantly adding new pets she found to the family.

 

Lain’s filmmaking career began early, with a number of her student films winning awards at the Chicagoland High School Film Festival, the Chicago 48 Hour Film Festival, and NYU’s New Visions and Voices Festival. Her most recent short, The Nappers, for which she took a New York-based cast and crew to Illinois, as well as wrangled a 300lb alligator and a 9 foot long boa constrictor, was an official selection at the Garden State Film Festival, Windy City Film Festival, Prairie State Film Festival, and NYU’s New Visions and Voices Festival.

 

Since receiving her BFA with Honors in Film and TV Production from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Lain has worked all over the film and TV production world, holding the titles of Production Coordinator, Editor, Script Supervisor and more at companies including BBC Worldwide and on TV shows including Quantico, The Blacklist and 30 Rock.

 

www.lainkienzle.com

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Keep Oxford Film Festival Going!

Oxford, Mississippi Film Festival
Filmmaker Resource, Global Celebration

Help us celebrate our 15th anniversary in style!

111%

This project got the green light!

Wolves Inside

Austin, Texas Film Short
Western, Drama

A female-led western that explores the duality of good and evil that struggles within us all and the unexpected path it leads us.

118%

This project got the green light!

The Adulterer

New Orleans, Louisiana Series
Drama, Film-Noir

A one night affair and the ensuing relationships that last a lifetime...

87%

This project got the green light!

Rest Stop

Yucaipa, California Film Short
Drama, Thriller

An author has to decide on whether to help a stranger in need or go on with his life at a rest stop in the middle of the night.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Long Goodbye

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Family

Troubled by his Grandfather's sudden surgery, Matt's last minute visit accidentally exposes a truth no one is prepared to face.

91%

This project got the green light!

Wise Gals

Boston, Massachusetts Film Short
Crime, Drama

In an alternate 1980s underground, organized crime is ruled by women. Up-and-coming mobster Sophia is ready to take the throne.

100%

This project got the green light!

Zen is Now: The Kwan Um School of Zen Today

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Documentary

Where the Kwan Um School of Zen is today

101%

This project got the green light!

THE THIRD ACT

Guilford, New Haven County Film Feature
Comedy

Lola and Roxy, best friends and baby boomers, renegotiate their contracts with life and love.

87%

This project got the green light!

Desert Trilogy

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

The desert links three stories: A child ghost haunts her father, an estranged sister asks a final favor, and a cowboy meets unlikely angels.

87%

This project got the green light!

PRofessionals

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

An underdog PR company's last chance comes as they are hired by an entitled State Senator's daughter to win her class election.

83%

This project got the green light!

Let 'Em Know You're There

Austin, Texas Film Short
Documentary, Sport

A celebration of a man holding an amazing piece forgotten NBA history while battling Alzheimer's.

86%

This project got the green light!

Before Homosexuals - Educational Outreach Campaign

Guilford, Windham County Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

From Ancient Times to Victorian Crimes

129%

This project got the green light!

The Chrysalis (formerly The Caterpillar & The Butterfly)

Hamden, New Haven County Film Short
Thriller, Drama

Two sisters who constantly butt heads over guys are snowed into a warehouse, where they form a relationship with a mysterious runaway.

119%

This project got the green light!

10-56

Providence, Rhode Island Film Feature
Drama

A group of friends go to an island to detox together, not aware of the struggles they will face once there.

115%

This project got the green light!

Brujos

Chicago, Illinois Series
Drama, LGBTQ

Brujos is a queer-of-color web series that follows four gay Latino grad students... who are also witches!

81%

This project got the green light!

THORP

Danbury, Connecticut Film Feature
Comedy, Sci-Fi

After leaving Earth in the late 80's, an alien returns to reconnect with his best friend, in a world now obsessed with technology.

115%

This project got the green light!

Season of Passage

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

A long abandoned dream is on the line when Cate finds herself pregnant again after years of infertility only to face a nightmare of loss.

144%

This project got the green light!

Window Shopping - Try Love on for Size

Jersey City, New Jersey Film Short
Romantic Comedy, LGBTQ

Window Shopping is about how we all crave to be seen, to be in intimate relationships, and how easily we can imagine them, even with strange

100%

This project got the green light!

Juana Doe

El Paso, Texas Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

A forensic anthropologist discovers her supernatural abilities when working with unidentifiable remains of migrants.

94%

This project got the green light!

Operation Wolf Patrol: The Rod Coronado Story

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Film Feature
Documentary, Nature

Operation Wolf Patrol tells the story of convicted “eco-terrorist”– Rod Coronado, and his campaign to end wolf hunting in the United States.

100%

This project got the green light!

The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story

Oakland, California Series
Comedy, Documentary

The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story

109%

This project got the green light!

The Rings of Saturn

Saint Paul, Minnesota Film Feature
Documentary

A documentary that highlights professional wrestler Perry Saturn's rise to fame and the consequences of it.

83%

This project got the green light!

STRAY Season 2

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A bromantic comedy about a brash gay dude and a nerdy straight guy navigating sexuality, friendship, and relationships in New York City.

81%

This project got the green light!

Lucy in the Sky

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Teen

Fourteen-year-old Lucy Katz living with autism while adjusting to mainstream high school, is suddenly faced with cataclysmic change, when sh

134%

This project got the green light!

Mutiny

New York City, New York Film Short
Horror, Thriller

There's no running from the enemy inside you

91%

This project got the green light!

Coming Home: Celebrating the Women Airforce Service Pilots in 2017

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Documentary

A group of the last surviving Women Airforce Service Pilots, all in their 90s, return to Avenger Field, for what may be their last reunion.

81%

This project got the green light!

One Foot In Front

Akron, Ohio Film Short
Drama

A mother and her three young daughters make a clandestine leap of faith into the uncertain night, away from their toxic home life.

100%

This project got the green light!

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