Lane Fortenberry

Writer/Director/Audio Drama Creator

Lane (he/him) graduated with a degree in journalism and is a writer and editor in government communications. What he's really passionate about, though, is creating characters and telling stories across a variety of genres. He writes screenplays and directs short films while also creating audio dramas through Riffage Media. You can usually find him writing while listening to a film score or watching movies and shows.

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Film

Guest - Short Film/Proof of Concept
Writer/Director/Executive Producer

Logline: A distant woman contending with her broken relationship struggles with succumbing to a mysterious guest during an overnight stay.
View the stills in the slideshow and the teaser trailer underneath.
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Read the whole story on our Seed&Spark page.

Scripts

Guest - Feature: Draft Completed (Psychological Horror/One Location)
Logline: A distant woman contending with her broken relationship struggles with succumbing to a mysterious guest during an overnight stay.
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See the short film/proof of concept.

The Embalming - Short & Feature: Draft Completed (Drama/Short is One Location)
Logline: An estranged mortician returns to his hometown and performs an embalming with the help of his empathetic sister after the death of their abusive father.
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The Day Everything Changed - Feature: Draft Completed (Drama/Horror)
Logline: A strong-willed father and daughter navigate through a post-apocalyptic world, threatened by the zombie-like "sick" as well as other deadly human scavengers, and cross paths with a hardened mother and daughter in their search for sanctuary.
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Listen to the audio drama.

A Big Predicament - Feature: Draft Completed (Comedy)
Logline: Two cops investigate the murder case of a beloved priest in their rural small town and uncover a well-endowed secret sex ring in the process.
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Hot Heated Sandwich - Short: Script Completed (Drama/One Location/One Take)
Logline: A tired, struggling single mother waiting on a check attempts to prepare a nice meal for her two ungrateful children while problems continually interrupt her sweet gesture.
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Thanks for That - Short: Script Completed (Comedy/Drama)
Logline: After accidentally being run over, Claire becomes a friendly ghost and haunts Adam, the driver, as they become accustomed to their new living arrangement.
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Murder at The Grandeur - Feature: Currently Writing (Comedy)
Logline: An untimely murder spoils the grand opening of a neurotic, rich Brit's new luxury hotel in New York City, providing the up-and-coming witty journalist covering the story with a new angle.
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Audio Dramas

Riffage Media is a small-scale podcast production company that specializes in scripted, fiction storytelling in the genres of drama, psychological horror, sci-fi, comedy and improvisation. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and wherever you get your podcasts.

The Day Everything Changed

Writer/Director/Executive Producer

The Day Everything Changed: Two broken families navigate through a post-apocalyptic world threatened by "sick" and other deadly scavengers in search of sanctuary.
Seasons 1 and 2 are out now.
The press kit, podcast art, press release and transcripts are available upon request.

One Last Show Before the End of the World

Writer/Director/Executive Producer

One Last Show Before the End of the World: A local band fights to play their first, and possibly last, show in their hometown as the world faces impending doom the night of the concert. Out now.
The press kit, podcast art, press release and transcripts are available upon request.

The Girl Across the Lake

Writer/Director/Executive Producer

The Girl Across the Lake: A girl embarks on an internal journey in search of the reasons for having the same haunting dream every night over the course of three months.
Now casting. Launching in 2023.

The Five at 5

Writer/Director/Executive Producer

The Five at 5: Join host Michelle Whitman as she brings you five of the most important, groundbreaking and journalistically-sound stories from across the U.S.
This. Is. Fictional. News.
Coming soon.

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