Emmy Award for Nazi Drawings

Nazi Drawings wins Mid-America Emmy Award

The Nazi Drawings Documentary

Contact & Bio Info

Lane Wyrick


Lane Wyrick
- Director/Editor
Email: Productions@LaneWyrick.com
Phone: 1-319-351-9379


Lane Wyrick is a Film School graduate from the University of Iowa. During his college years, he worked extensively in both video and 16mm film production and was the first place winner in the Midwest Regional Competition of the Student Academy Awards for his experimental film “Culture Shell”. He was also awarded the Princess Grace Foundation Scholarship for his 40-minute 16mm comedy “Life is Eterminal”.

After graduating with high distinction in 1990, Wyrick spent four years in Los Angeles working as a production assistant and in various other capacities on feature film productions including “True Lies”, “Man's Best Friend”, “Dead Connection”, as well as on several television projects, music videos and commercials. In 1994, Wyrick worked as head of an Illinois-based Multimedia & Interactive Design Department.

Wyrick returned to his hometown of Iowa City in the fall of 1995 and formed Xap Interactive, Inc., a digitally-based video, film, and DVD production company to offer a venue for his creative and entrepreneurial aspirations. Through Xap Interactive, Wyrick produced a wide variety of projects from event videos, DVD-based touchscreen information systems, surgical procedure videos, commercials, corporate videos and documentaries.

He is now working full-time at Quality Medical Publishing in St. Louis where he is Director of Video Production and Editing where he produces medical and surgical videos around the country for web and DVD distribution, while he is continuing to find innovative ways to reach audiences with the following three productions. To find out more, visit www.LaneWyrick.com.


The Nazi Drawings Documentary

In November 1999, Wyrick completed “The Nazi Drawings” documentary, which is the first major short documentary by Wyrick, who served as director, cinematographer, and editor on the project. The documentary explores the history and passion behind artist Mauricio Lasansky's powerful graphic series depicting the horrors of Nazi atrocities, and has a very strong anti-violence message.

The Nazi Drawings Documentary - Lane Wyrick Wins Mid-American Emmy Award

The Nazi Drawings has won numerous awards including the Mid-America Emmy Award for Best Documentary, and Best Documentary & Best Director in the New York International Independent Film Festival, and was broadcast across the nation on PBS stations during Holocaust Remembrance Month in 2005 (to learn more, please visit www.NaziDrawings.com).

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XapVision Nature Scenes

Another major production by Wyrick is XapVision Nature Scenes - an original DVD production featuring nearly three hours of beautifully filmed, relaxing and engaging scenes and sounds of nature.

XapVision Nature Scenes - Beautiful scenes and sounds of nature

Wyrick spent three years filming literally hundreds of scenes of nature using a high-end digital production camera to capture the beauty and detail of the natural world. He then compiled what was originally four separate DVDs into one "super-length" DVD that is nearly three hours long, and now available for purchase online.

The XapVision Nature Scenes DVD was first designed for Hospitals, Hospice Organizations, & Nursing Homes, but it has now become a major hit with the general public as an enjoyable and unique DVD that provides a "window into nature" and can be enjoyed by people of all ages (more info at www.NatureScenes.com).

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A Friend Indeed - The Bill Sackter Story

Wyrick recently completed his first feature length documentary, "A Friend Indeed - The Bill Sackter Story".

A Friend Indeed - The Bill Sackter Story documentary

After being approached by Academy Award Winning Screenwriter Barry Morrow in 2001 with the idea of creating a documentary about the real Bill Sackter, Wyrick spent several years researching, gathering photos, film & video footage, and discovering the heart of the story.

After the premiere at Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City, "A Friend Indeed" has gone on to be the #1 Audience Favorite in five consecutive film festivals.

"A Friend Indeed" has been inspiring new audiences with public screenings, DVD sales, and now instant distribution to a worldwide audience through YouTube.

For more information on filmmaker Lane Wyrick please visit www.LaneWyrick.com

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If you would like to purchase the Lane Wyrick Production DVD 3 pack, which includes a DVD of A Friend Indeed - The Bill Sackter Story, XapVision Nature Scenes, and The Nazi Drawings (at the buy 2 get 1 free price of just $49.90 with free shipping), please click the following link to order:



The Drawings

LasanskyArt.com Website Launched

The Nazi Drawings, and an extensive collection of Mauricio Lasansky's work is available on a new website. Click the image below for a high-resolution tour of The Nazi Drawings from start to finish, as well as other works by Lasansky.

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For questions or comments about Lasansky's series The Nazi Drawings or other of Lasansky works,