Lauren is an LA-based filmmaker and actor. While her work is largely female-driven and comedic, it’s always with a political bent. She strives to educate through entertainment, whether by illuminating the lack of sex-education in the US School System or the stigmas against mental health and addiction, or simply by focusing on underserved communities.
After graduating from the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York, as an actor, Lauren worked with such directors as Paul Schrader (The Canyons) and David Mamet (Phil Spector), and performed on stages all over NY. In LA, She made the transition to writing and directing, now having written for both indie and studio producers, directed a number of short films, and co-created the viral digital series, F*CK YES, which accrued over 2 million views on YouTube with its pilot episode alone. Lauren just wrapped shooting her first feature, Bailey & Darla, with co-writer, director Nico Raineau.
Accolades: Nicholl Fellowship semi-finalist, Austin Film Festival semi-finalist, two-time Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab finalist, Sundance New Voices finalist, Bitch List—best female-driven screenplays, Big Vision Empty Wallet screenwriting fellow. Lauren co-hosted the popular screenwriting podcast Chicks Who Script, which focused largely on amplifying female and minority voices in screenwriting.
Lauren is a graduate of McGill University and of the Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC.