Lance McDanielExecutive Director
Lance is an independent filmmaker that has worked on 13 feature films as a writer, director, producer, 1st AD, and other crew positions. Lance volunteered for deadCENTER for 5 years in programming and events before joining the team as Executive Director in 2010.
Director of Programming/Festival Director
Kim is deadCENTER’s first employee and has kept the ship on course for the past 9 years. Kim is also a filmmaker, having produced a rock opera, Rainbow Around the Sun that premiered at SXSW before its triumphant return to Oklahoma as deadCENTER’s kick-off film in 2008.
Head of Operations/Festival Coordinator
A long-time volunteer, Alyx came on board with our programming team 2 years ago to introduce new technologies and take our programming processes into the future. Now in the office full-time, she brings in plenty of fun stories from her past work in production on Michael Winterbottom’s “The Killer Inside Me” and serving in administration at the ACM@UCO.
Kevin is the Creative Director at LifeChurch.tv and a long-time deadCENTER volunteer that has worked as a features programmer for the past several years. Kevin also makes films, including Rainbow Around the Sun with Kim Haywood.
Brian has been the Film Curator for the Oklahoma City Museum of Art for the past 16 years, providing the only year round venue for awesome independent films in Oklahoma City. He has been a volunteer for deadCENTER since its inception and is one the driving forces for independent film in Oklahoma.
After overseeing our box office for a few years, Sara joined the deadCENTER programming team last year as our first official shorts programmer. Sara has worked in film and television production for the past several years. In 2010, Sara produced a film, “The Rounder Comes to Town,” that won Best Oklahoma film at deadCENTER in 2010.
board of directors
President, Cotton Consulting
Vice – Chair
Community Relations, Devon Energy
VP, CB Richard Ellis
Vice President, Cable Motors
Owner, Limelight Productions
Manager-Compensation, Chesapeake Energy
Partner, Drummond Law Firm
SVP, Bank of Oklahoma
Attorney, Feller Snider Law Firm
Industry Enterprises, President/CEO
Corporate Communications, Access Midstream
Senior Attourney, OG&E
Latino Outreach/deadCENTER University