Where There's Smoke
Where There’s Smoke mixes live documentary, immersive theater, and an escape room to create an experience that explores memory and loss. Set within the aftermath of a blaze, the project invites participants to race to determine the cause of a tragic fire by sifting through the charred remains. Inspired by true events in writer/director Lance Weiler’s life, Where There’s Smoke details the connections between two mysterious fires and his father’s battle with cancer.
Lance Weiler
An alumnus of the Sundance Screenwriting Lab, Lance Weiler is recognized as a pioneer in mixing storytelling and technology. Wired magazine named him “one of 25 people helping to reinvent entertainment and change the face of Hollywood.” He was nominated for an International Emmy in digital fiction for his work on Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy. In addition, he is a founding member and director of the Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab. He is currently developing a new immersive work that mixes AI and mixed reality.