I'm an LA-based, East Coast expatriate with 5+ years of production and post-production experience and always on the hunt for interesting narrative work.
Throughout my time in the industry, I've worked in nearly every department, ultimately settling into Assistant Directing. My diverse experience allows me to accommodate the needs of every department safely and efficiently, while my time as director/editor helps me not only make the day, but prioritize the final cut.
My directing portfolio includes about 20 music videos, which have premiered on top-tier music outlets such as Pitchfork, Stereogum, and VEVO as well as sites such as NPR and Entertainment Weekly. In addition to my work on various documentaries, trailers, commercial projects, and two feature films, I recently wrote/directed/edited a award winning short film, '"Repeater,'' starring Academy-Award nominee David Strathairn.
Name: Wade Vanover
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: VentHouse Film
Occupation: Assistant Director, Director and Editor
Three Dog Night
Film (short) by Julius Ritter First Assistant Director
Film by Josh Huber (Comedy) Key Set PA Add a Plot »
Film (Comedy) Production Assistant Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) is a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s, diligently representing a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business. His single minded devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his newest client, Courtney Clarke, a tremendously talented singer who he discovers at an amusement park. Over the course of a decade, the two of them play out a star-crossed love story. Written by Netflix
Film by Jay Lowi (Comedy) 2nd 2nd Assistant Director Add a Plot »
Off the Menu
Film by Jay Silverman (Comedy and Romance) Key Set PA An arrogant heir to a Mexican fast-food franchise goes 'cuisine' hunting for the next culinary big thing, and finds himself in a small, dusty New Mexican town where foodies come from all over to salivate over the culinary treats of a local, authentic, and feisty female chef.
Television (Drama) 2nd 2nd Assistant Director When the assault of a coal miner's daughter turns the local mine into a crime scene, the inhabitants of Black Rock are baffled to learn that the only word uttered by the victim after the attack was "pineapple." Tensions rise as the mine's opportunistic owner uses the investigation as an excuse to shudder the dying operation indefinitely. Faced with solving the town's now-dreadful economic future, the sheriff dedicates himself to the mystery surrounding who, or what, pineapple is.
Bells & Em
Film by Sara Chaisson (Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi and Short) First Assistant Director In a future where death is no longer permanent; a woman is terrified of her declining health while her close friend tries to hold it together for the both of them.
Film by Tyler Winther (Drama and Short) First Assistant Director Two girls unwittingly bond over the death of a mutual - and mutually disliked - acquaintance.
Amani Starnes - "Best"
Video by Shatara Ford First Assistant Director
Film by Billy Dickson (Drama) Production Assistant In a small town going through tough economic times, business owner Matthew Peyton (Ryan O'Quinn) struggles between his desire for financial success and the responsibility of funding the annual Christmas pageant. Desperate business decisions ruin his popularity and angry employees seek their revenge. When Matthew meets Clarence (Isaac Ryan Brown), a joyful boy who believes in miracles, he must make a choice: do what's best for himself or give faith a chance by opening his heart to help his community. Written by Different Drummer
Cat McCay P.P.I.E.
Television (Comedy) Editor Add a Plot »
by Grant Housely First Assistant Director
Trump of Cards
Internet by Jordan Liebowitz Assistant Director
The Steel Wheels - "Worn Wool, Soft Leather"
Video by Lurid Pictures Director/Editor Music Video: Premiered on The Boot
Film (short) by Wade Vanover (Drama) Writer, Editor, Director, Producer Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck; Lincoln) stars in this story of an estranged father and son whose tensions rise to the ultimate breaking point. Oxford Film Festival - Lisa Blount Memorial Acting Award (David Strathairn & Brian Lee Franklin); Knoxville Film Festival - 2nd Place Narrative Shorts; UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival - Best Narrative
Eternal Summers - "Gold and Stone"
Video by Lurid Pictures (Music) Director/Editor Music Video: Premiered on Stereogum
The Steel Wheels - "End of the World Again"
Video by Lurid Pictures (Music) Director/Editor Music Video: Premiered on The Bluegrass Situation
Searching for Lincoln
Documentary by Darlin Productions/Gene Bowlen Editor
He's a Good kid
Film (short) by Linda Hwang First Assistant Director
Teach Me Equals - "Coelacanth"
Video by Teach Me Equals/Greg Pitts Editor/VFX Music Video directed by Greg Pitts (Office Space); premiered on Entertainment Weekly
As You Like It
Film by Carlyle Stewart (Comedy, Drama, Romance and Western) Editor Modern adaptation of the comedy by William Shakespeare.
Creepoid - "Baptism"
Video by Lurid Pictures Director/Editor Music Video: Premiered on WonderingSound.com
Eternal Summers - "Never Enough"
Video by Lurid Pictures Director/Editor Music Video: Premiered on VEVO; Grantland.com Song of the Week
Eternal Summers - "Gouge"
Video by Lurid Pictures Director/Editor Music Video: Premiered on Stereogum; NPR - Bob Boilen's Weekly Rainbows
The Missionaries - "Cliff"
by Lurid Pictures Director/Editor Music Video
Life is Super Gr8
Documentary by Lurid Pictures/Super Gr8 Director/Editor Original cut premiered as PBS special.
True Crime with Aphrodite Jones
Television by NBC/Universal Assistant Camera
Gifts from Enola - "Steady Diet"
Video by Lurid Pictures Director/Editor Music Video: Premiered on ConsequenceOfSound
Film (short) by Wade Vanover (Comedy and Drama) Director/Editor Mechanics is the endearing story of Isaac, a teen who spends his days eating bologna sandwiches, contemplating the importance of names, and waiting for a sign, some external force to push him in any direction at all. When Isaac finds a mysterious gift, will it be the push he anticipated?
Eternal Summers - "Wonder"
Video by Lurid Pictures Director/Editor Music Video: Premiered on Pitchfork; VEVO Indie Feature
Eternal Summers - "You Kill"
Video by Lurid Pictures Director/Editor Music Video: Premiered on Stereogum; Stereogum Top 5 of the Week
Drunko Nart's Fleeting Fit of Inspiration
Film (short) by Wade Vanover (Comedy) Co-Director/Co-Editor Drunko Nart ultimately learns that we find inspiration in the most unlikely places, occasionally when we least expect it and often when no one else understands it.
Oxford Film Festival: Lisa Blount Memorial Acting Award (David Strathairn & Brian Lee Franklin) - "Repeater"
Knoxville Film Festival: 2nd Place Narrative Shorts - "Repeater"
UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival: Best Narrative - "Repeater"
Grantland: Song of the Week (Eternal Summers - "Never Enough")
NPR: Bob Boilen's Weekly Rainbows (Eternal Summers - "Gouge")
Stereogum: Top 5 of the Week (Eternal Summers - "You Kill")
VEVO: Indie Feature of the Day (Eternal Summers - "Wonder")
James Madison University