Originally from the Midlands (yes, she has that Chatty Cathy Midlander nature), she splits her time between London (where no one talks to each other) and Cornwall (where everyone does). Her work has a detailed, often stylistic tone. It's sensitive, curious and explores social norms through a fresh lens.
Lauren trained as a director at Drama Centre London (Central St. Martins), which is reflected in her performer-centric approach. Whether it's crafting a character with actors or helping people tell their stories in documentary form, she encourages talent to feel comfortable and give honest, open performances.
Despite being dyslexic, writing has always accompanied her career (so dyslexic that her own mother suggested a recount of her GCSE results when she couldn't believe Lauren got an A*). Lauren has worked in writers rooms adapting thriller novels for TV and is now developing a six-part TV drama about British social norms. She is part of this year's BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew cohort as a Writer/Director (her Mum also suggested a recount of this).
Her films have screened in worldwide festivals, art galleries, international flagship stores, and major online platforms. You could also say award-winning film director, because what director with a short film isn't? But Lauren would rather not be a cliché, despite the fact she’s a millennial who works in media, has a terrible tattoo and drinks oat flat whites.