Talent Guide

Lana Wilson

  • Discipline:Director, Producer
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2015


Lana Wilson is an award-winning filmmaker based in New York. Her first film, After Tiller, went inside the lives of the four most-targeted abortion providers in the country, and received extraordinary critical acclaim for providing a moving and complex look at one of the most incendiary issues of our time. The film premiered in competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and went on to be nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary, four Cinema Eye Honors, a Satellite Award, and the Ridenhour Prize. After Tiller was theatrically released by arthouse distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories in over 50 US cities. It was named one of the five best documentaries of the year by the National Board of Review, and featured in “Best of 2013” lists in the LA Times, Village Voice, Indiewire, Artforum, and more. Last fall it was nationally broadcast on the acclaimed PBS documentary series POV, and Flavorwire recently named it one of the “50 Best Documentaries of All Time.” Wilson’s work has been supported by the Sundance Documentary Fund, the International Documentary Association, and the New York State Council on the Arts, among other institutions. She holds a BA in Film Studies and Dance from Wesleyan University, where she graduated with honors.

Current Project

Last Call


A remarkable Japanese Buddhist priest uses a range of unorthodox methods to help desperate men and women re-discover the will to live. But when a health crisis puts him at serious risk, can he live by the same advice he gives out?