Lawrence Whitener

Award-Winning Producer, Director, Actor, and Screenwriter

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Producer, director, actor, and screenwriter


As Associate Producer of the award-winning faith-based web series "Chance," I was voted BEST ACTOR by the Christian Film Festival in 2018. I will again be playing Bart Simms, the drug-dealing dry-cleaner, in our second season shooting the summer of 2018. When you pick up your clean clothes from Bart, you get a little something extra. You can watch our shows on YouTube:


Cast as lead in a 48-hour project, I play Chad Lattice, a climatologist who accidentally discovered time travel. He became a mountain-man hermit to escape those who sought to use his secret. The Festival also awarded me "Best Use of a Character" as well as Best Actor out of over 100 actors submitted.

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I have been studying under Yale Screenwriting Professor Marc Lapadula for five years. He calls me one of his fastest writing students with twelve final drafts of every genre  that have all been awarded multiple laurels. "The Handler" was published as a paperback on Amazon. "What Love Inspires" and "Special Forces Order" both have tablereads on YouTube. My holiday story, "Finding Grace,"  WON Best Family Screenplay at the 2018 Richmond International Film Festival.


I have Directed three SAG Short films in the past two years. All have Won multiple awards. I have been a television Director at FPA Studios for over ten years on two of their most award-winning shows. To also see my Bad-Ass Santa, M.T. Hunter, Frank N. Stein, and EyeGore characters, watch Monster Madhouse on Youtube.


I began as Associate Producer on the award-winning NYC SAG Short "The Story of Milo and Annie" (see Link below, Cameo at 11:41). I am also Associate Producer on the award-winning web series, "Chance." I was Executive Producer of the SAG Shorts "Last Dog Standing" and "Revelationz" and the TV-Play "Numb-Nuts" and my upcoming already award-winning script "Enginuity" in November, 2018.


With two poems also published, my anti-dog fighting script "The Handler" continues to win accolades and was published by EMU on Amazon. Visit its separate website to watch its award-winning Pitch Trailer. There IS a difference between trying to make a good movie, and making a movie to try and do good.