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Who is Vance Malone?

Vance Malone has an eye for filmmaking. Raised in Wyoming, the state was his first subject when he picked up a camera as a kid. Later, he found himself in the Pacific Northwest where he began his career bringing out natural performances from non-actors. His well-received campaigns for adidas, Nike and Goodwill landed him squarely in the director’s chair.

Vance Malone - Director
Vance Malone

Director - Talking Films

After moving to Los Angeles, Vance segued into performance based, visual storytelling and started finessing his unique approach to documentary filmmaking. His recent film, “The Poodle Trainer,” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to receive numerous awards from festivals around the globe including AFI/Silverdocs, Cinema Eye, Worldwide Shortsfest, Calgary Underground and Gen Art among others. Many of his films go on for broadcast and have been shared on the Sundance Channel, PBS in the US And Arte in Europe.

Malone's personable style and attention to detail continue to create a lasting impression on clients and agencies in addition to earning critical acclaim. Vance has enjoyed numerous awards for his commercials and short films including a Clio for "Permission", a spot for MTV's Choose or Lose campaign, a Cannes Lion for AdCouncil "Cheerleader", and his work for Subaru landed both the automaker and DDB NY a Green Award for Excellence in Communication.

When he’s not behind the camera composing beautiful images, he can be found riding his motorcycle on the back-country roads of the west or racing his sport bike around the track.


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Multi festival favorite, the Poodle Trainer received a special Jury award from AFI/Silverdocs, "for a film that packs humor and tragedy into a subtle and perfectly paced 7 minutes."

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Vance Malone


United States

Raucous Content
1680 Vine St., Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90298

Owner/Executive Producer
Phyllis Koenig


Sequoia Content
415 Yonge St., Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5B2E7

Executive Producer
Suzanne Allen