The Rickshaw Run: About The Team

The Rickshaw Run: About The Team

Team Where And Wander

For the 2016 Rickshaw Run from Cochin to Jaisalmer, I’ve invited Keith Lancaster, a fellow filmmaker and friend to join me for this ridiculously awesome adventure. We hope to make it there whole, but ultimately, we want to find a real adventure and the stories that come with opening yourself up to the unexpected and riding with it. As filmmakers, we are uniquely positioned to capture this adventure and turn it into something that should excite and tempt others to do something similar.

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About Kien Lam

Kien is an adventure photographer and filmmaker based in San Francisco, California.

After graduating from the Wharton School of Business and quickly working his way up the corporate ladder, he quit his job in 2010 at the ripe old age of 26 to travel around the world. The result of the trip was a extensive time lapse film that was seen by millions around the world and the start of a new career as a travel filmmaker and storyteller.

Over the last few years, some of his most memorable moments have included a private audience with the Dalai Lama, flying a stunt plane, almost dying in Nepal, and filming with some of the best chefs around the world.

He regularly competes in obstacle course and multi-day endurance races like the Death Race to find and push his mental and physical limits.

His recent projects include filming for the British Columbia tourism board and collaborating with over 20 different adventure companies in New Zealand while touring the country in a camper van for 2 months.

His work has been featured on CNN, The Atlantic, USA Today and many other media outlets.

He is currently filling up his third passport and has visited 52 out of 196 countries.

When he’s not traveling or filming, Kien can be found riding around San Francisco on his 1974 Honda CB350, Emma or watching romantic comedies featuring Meg Ryan.


About Keith Lancaster

Keith is an adventure and documentary filmmaker based out of Portland, Oregon.

Over the last two years, he has been traveling around the world as the Co-Producer and Director of Photography for “Rise of the Sufferfest,” a feature documentary about the adventure and obstacle course racing.

He recently toured the US with NPR’s favorite new band, “The Family Crest,” for whom he has directed, shot, and edited several innovative music videos.

His current personal documentary has taken him around the world in search of some of the finest artisans practicing and preserving their dying art forms.

In July, he followed extreme landscape photographer James Appleton into Patagonia to capture the photographer in action, covering, on foot, over 15 miles of wilderness a day.

His first feature-length movie as a director, shot over the course of two months in Paris, France, is currently in the final stages of post-production.

When he’s not juggling multiple projects, Keith can be found at home collaborating with musicians and other local artists, or binging on Netflix with his two cats, Memphis and June.

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