Raised in Wyoming, the state was Vance Malone’s 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.
After moving to Los Angeles, Vance segued into performance based, visual storytelling and started finessing his unique approach to documentary filmmaking. His film for the Ali Foundation was showcased as a tribute at Muhammad Ali’s memorial. His 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 to create lasting impressions 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,” as well as an honorable mention from the Sundance Film Festival.