Lauren is an award-winning writer-director and actor, working in TV and film.
She is currently developing a slate of feature films and television, including: The Big O, a comedy-drama about the quest for better orgasms via spiritual epiphany; Banging Down Under, a bisexual Jewish romp set at a wedding; and Retrieval, a psycho-spiritual sci-fi about two estranged sisters facing an ego-apocalypse.
Lauren originally trained as an actor at The National Youth Theatre (GB), Cambridge University, Ecole Philippe Gaulier (i.e. clown school), Identity School of Acting, and extensively in both Meisner and Comedy Improv. Her acting has seen her performing at premier London theatres including The Southwark Playhouse, The Southbank Centre, The Roundhouse, and Soho Theatre. As an actor you could cast her as anyone a bit smart, a bit hedonistic, and a bit unhinged. Or as the renegade female lead in the next instalment of Star Wars (please).
When it comes to storytelling, Lauren’s desire is to pierce the cultural narrative, and infuse it with magic. Her long-form projects explore sexuality, spirituality, escapism, and contemplating new paradigms and ways of living. These ideas are submerged within genre-infused drama and irreverent comedy-drama that gets under the skin.
As a screenwriter and filmmaker, Lauren primarily learnt via the trials and tribulations of making her debut film, Pendulum - a semi-improvised sci-fi, shot guerilla-style in India. Pendulum went on to be a huge festival success: it had its UK premiere at the Oscar-qualifying Encounters film festival, was nominated for awards across the globe, and is a proof-of-concept for Lauren’s feature film, Retrieval. Lauren also stars in Pendulum.
"After watching this short form film three times, I am at a loss for words with PENDULUM. I have not experienced a short film so powerful on so many levels and in the end, so emotionally draining... Tense, powerful, deep, and ultimately final." - Nightmarish Conjurings.
Lauren has since trained as a writer-director at The Screen Arts Institute and London Film School. Additionally she has participated on Birds Eye View’s prestigious flagship film-business programme, Filmonomics, the inaugural BFI and Creative Skillset development program, Modern Tales, and Screen Training Ireland’s VFX ‘Script to Screen’. She is a member of Cinesisters - the UK’s female directing collective.
She produces work as Nothing Films.