Lance finds a slice of heaven in Florida after persistent emails

LANCE Oppenheim must be the perfect example of the proverb ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’.

And his persistence paid off after he recruited film director Darren Aronofsky as one of the producers for his documentary Some Kind of Heaven (Dogwoof).

What is even more remarkable is that he spent four years emailing Aronofsky, the man behind such hits as Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler and Oscar-nominated film Black Swan.

One of Aronofsky’s creative executives, Brendan Naylor, later contacted Lance to ask him to cease emailing his boss.

However, it turned out that Naylor had watched Lance’s work, which led to him meeting Aronofsky.

“I think Darren saw the film’s potential,” Lance told me from New York.

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