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Hey, I'm Lauren!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I am a writer and director in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

I have a Bachelor's in English from Winona State University and a degree in Screenwriting from Vancouver Film School.

 

I currently work in film production in and around Milwaukee & Chicago. I'm in pre-production on my first feature film, Cohabitation. Check it out and give us a follow! :)

 

Watch my short films here:

 

First short: Smile, Baby

 

Second short: Return to Me

 

I'm happy to follow your project! Just send me a message.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Endless Light

Fairbanks Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

Returning home, a bipolar woman attempts to decipher her brother's suicide through occult intervention with Alaska's wilderness.

101%

This project got the green light!

Oniphron

Portland Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A tale about a homeless immortal woman taken in by a Portlander.

85%

This project got the green light!

RUNAROUND SUE

Natchitoches Feature
Drama, Music

RUNAROUND SUE is a small-town Southern bartender known for breaking hearts... until THE WANDERER comes to town.

103%

This project got the green light!

White Crow

Los Angeles Feature
Mystery, Thriller

A sickly young woman's life unravels when she receives a heart transplant and begins to take on her donor's personality traits.

89%

This project got the green light!

Passion & Progress

Lakeland Series
Documentary

When people of color set out an ambitious goal to reach their highest potential, only to be faced with societal barriers.

110%

This project got the green light!

The Vth Column

Los Angeles Series
Horror, Sci-Fi

Horror/Scifi series. Episode 1. A couple flees from a stranger, who refused to let them out of his car, after hitching a ride.

102%

This project got the green light!

STiGMA

Atlanta Series
Drama

As Senator Ingram stares down an easy reelection, things become unstable when he is diagnosed with a mental illness.

113%

This project got the green light!

Blossom

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary

Transgender entertainer/activist Blossom C. Brown finds answers to her troubled past while aspiring a career in the entertainment industry.

80%

This project got the green light!

Sex Is a God Thing

Chicago Series
Drama, LGBTQ

After their father's death, two queer women of color connect as long lost sisters, and together struggle with their identity & spirituality.

100%

This project got the green light!

Black Girl Training

Milwaukee Series
Comedy, Shorts Program

When a black transracial adoptee is meeting her biological family, there's only one way to prepare her; a black girl training.

106%

This project got the green light!

Harper

Farmington Hills Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

A stranded time traveller struggles to find the courage to move forward in her journey without causing collateral damage.

90%

This project got the green light!

First Position.

Los Angeles Short
Drama, LGBTQ

When a young dancer becomes infected with the AIDS virus, he must find a way to prove his talent to himself and the only man he loves.

80%

This project got the green light!

Spot: A True Period Piece

New York Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

Spot is a short film about a group of women who are fed up with being shamed for their periods and fight back for change in their law firm!

103%

This project got the green light!

Hooked

Seattle Feature
Drama, Romantic Comedy

Shawn finds his perfect soulmate but his autism prevents him from realizing she's actually a prostitute.

85%

This project got the green light!

Sinked Up

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

Two women started as roommates. Then they fell in love. A story told from behind the bathroom door.

102%

This project got the green light!

Shedding - a feature film

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A cat who longs to explore the outside world transforms into a human and helps heal a broken family.

102%

This project got the green light!

Desolation Center

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary, Music

The untold story of influential Reagan-era guerrilla punk and industrial desert happenings that still reverberate throughout our culture.

104%

This project got the green light!

Interiors

Middletown Short
Drama, Thriller

In 1954, two mixed-race sisters must navigate their chances for survival in a rigid black-and-white world.

111%

This project got the green light!

PRESENT TIME: journal of a country monastery

Berkeley Feature
Documentary, History

PRESENT TIME will be the first and last film about life inside the Abbey.

139%

This project got the green light!

FOR GINA

Los Angeles Short
Drama

When 3 year old Sofia is diagnosed with cancer, the people who's lives she's touched must come to terms with love and loss.

81%

This project got the green light!

The Apple Tree

Portland Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A closeted high school football player is forced to volunteer at a retirement community after getting in trouble with the law, where he form

82%

This project got the green light!

The Talk

New York Short
Drama

When is it too soon to tell a child the truth?

123%

This project got the green light!

King Ester

New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

Before the reign, came the rain.

105%

This project got the green light!

Echoes in Silence

New York Short
Drama, Experimental

Six women who are a manifestation of 1 woman embark on a journey of truth & self-discovery whilst formulating a sisterhood along the way.

90%

This project got the green light!

You Are Going To Explode

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

A depressed man searches for meaning to stave off his own spontaneous combustion.

91%

This project got the green light!

Up on the Mountain

Port Townsend Feature
Documentary

A documentary about Southeast Asian refugees, Latino immigrants, and rural Americans on a year-round migration to harvest wild mushrooms.

104%

This project got the green light!

ABRUPTIO

Los Angeles Feature
Horror, Thriller

A loner must uncover a sinister race of beings before the explosive they've implanted in his neck detonates.

81%

This project got the green light!

Maiden

New York Feature
Horror, Thriller

While passing through a small town, a modern-day witch must fight her way through a cult of men to find a young woman who’s disappeared.

100%

This project got the green light!

Displaced

New York Feature
Horror

A young black man in Brooklyn must prove his new white neighbors are emissaries from the Satanic cult they both survived as children.

103%

This project got the green light!

The NEW FREEDOM

Denver Feature
Horror, Thriller

It's not just about survival. It's about a community.

124%

This project got the green light!

Alone

Whitefish Feature
Horror, Thriller

A woman with crippling social anxiety is cursed; she cannot be alone for more than 2 minutes and 17 seconds or "They" will come for her.

81%

This project got the green light!

Locked Alone

New York Feature
Thriller, Drama

Catherine, unwillingly locked in her new apartment, discovers hidden crimes behind an evil entity. Will she have any chances to survive?

83%

This project got the green light!

What Daphne Saw

Los Angeles Feature
Sci-Fi, Thriller

In the future, criminals are reprogrammed into silent, unquestioning servants.

94%

This project got the green light!

Doors

New York Feature
Horror, Mystery

Four stories of four women who each encounter supernatural events that shatter their personal perceptions of reality.

110%

This project got the green light!

Seed of Doubt

Rochester Feature
Thriller

Melissa and Scott’s dream home turns into a nightmare when they take on new tenants to make ends meet.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Yellow Wallpaper Feature Film

Stockton Feature
Thriller

Trapped in her solitude and held captive by her husband, Jane descends into a deepening depression as the walls close in around her.

131%

This project got the green light!

Swipe Left to Live

Long Beach Feature
Horror

A mysterious entity pits several girls against each other on Halloween night by forcing them to play a murderous game through their phones.

119%

This project got the green light!

DRIVER 113

Los Angeles Feature
Film-Noir, Thriller

While mapping America’s forgotten roads, a lonely StreetView driver fears he may have witnessed a murder on his cameras.

80%

This project got the green light!

The BLDG: Five Stories of Horror

New York Feature
Horror, Other

Five chilling stories set in the same creepy NYC building, where dark forces bring about the manifestation of its residents' worst fears.

83%

This project got the green light!

One Bird at a Time

Portland Series
Comedy, Drama

When do-gooder and lovable neurotic Julie strives to save the neediest and the craziest in the world, she has to start in her own backyard.

105%

This project got the green light!

VOWS

New York Series
Comedy, Drama

Two actresses from conservative immigrant backgrounds agree to a green card marriage hoping to pursue their very American passions.

106%

This project got the green light!

Or So the Story Goes: Knock Knock

Weehawken Series
Horror, Thriller

Or So the Story Goes brings alive a new terrifying tale- a home invasion horror story based on 'Jack and the Beanstalk.'.

94%

This project got the green light!

Agent of Change

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A secret agent is on a mission to save the future of food, and as a transgender man, save humanity... one gender stereotype at a time.

100%

This project got the green light!

New Recruits

Fremont Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

New Recruits is a military satire about why young men and women choose to serve in the Army and the headstrong leadership that prepares th

88%

This project got the green light!

Cohabitation

Milwaukee Feature
Drama, Thriller

While a former paramedic lives a low-key life to cope with PTSD, her new roommate has other plans, and a vendetta against medical personnel.

103%

This project got the green light!

In the Blue Hour

New York Company
Drama, Experimental

What are we supposed to make of a life? A perfect hostess invites her friends to attend one last party - and you are invited!

101%

This project got the green light!

Wasteland

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

A comedian rescues her estranged sister from being alone in LA and they fall apart together.

84%

This project got the green light!

Passive Aggressive Dads

Blue Hill Short
Comedy

Two dads try to spend a nice day at the park with their daughters and end up avenging their life's failures upon a group of obnoxious teens.

137%

This project got the green light!

Planet Earth Symphony Film

Saugerties Feature
Experimental, Global Celebration

Sure, the planet is in peril but don't buy into doomsday. Humans become extraordinary problem solvers when properly motivated.

200%

This project got the green light!

Birth of Pleasure

Atlanta Short
Drama, Experimental

Narrative dance-film which explores sensuality and modern issues around the female body, through a retelling of the Psyche and Cupid myth.

106%

This project got the green light!

People Like You

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Thriller

The heir to a fortune returns to his family estate to find a corpse, a beautiful woman, and the keys to an empire that hangs in the balance.

102%

This project got the green light!

ROTTEN

Seattle Short
Drama, Comedy

Forced to move from his home, an elderly widower must come to terms with his own identity, with the help of his vivacious best friend.

101%

This project got the green light!

Shield

New York Short
Drama, Family

Zoe overcomes her unusual attachment to a blanket with her foster mom's creative use of comic books.

104%

This project got the green light!

Karaoke People - A Documentary (Formerly: Tip The KJ - A Karaoke Movie)

Portland Short
Documentary

Some people sing karaoke. Others are karaoke people. This is a story about why it matters.

81%

This project got the green light!

Hello World: The Film

Atlanta Feature
Documentary, Other

Software is everywhere. But who makes it? This film will uncover this hidden army of coders who make our lives work.

115%

This project got the green light!

Bye, Alicia

Los Angeles Feature
Romantic Comedy, Comedy

Two quirky loners begin a romance off a dating app before it quickly descends into chaos thanks to a crazy ex-girlfriend named Alicia.

80%

This project got the green light!

Woke

New York Series
Comedy, Drama

A racially mixed , outspoken actress in New York City constantly being told ‘no’ and offering herself a 'yes'

101%

This project got the green light!

Smoked

Los Angeles Short
Comedy

A Postmates courrier's world is turned upside when she has to deliver bagels and lox to her old high school.

102%

This project got the green light!

YAZIDI GENOCIDE FILM

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, War

When ISIS turns a mountain into a massacre, who can you save?

97%

This project got the green light!

39 1/2

San Francisco Feature
Animation, Comedy

A comedy about a single female indie filmmaker who is pushing 40 and determined to have a baby before time runs out. Starring Beth Lisick.

82%

This project got the green light!

Dom na Marse

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

A bipolar woman must choose: follow her wife to an unfamiliar planet led by a cold-blooded regime, or endure alone on a deteriorating Earth.

107%

This project got the green light!

Park Slope Moms

New York Series
Comedy

A high-powered attorney turned 'stay-at-home' mom regains power as PTA President, but ruling with an iron fist sparks a coup.

111%

This project got the green light!

RAG DOLL

Los Angeles Feature
Drama

A young woman, exhausted by her daily fight to survive, embraces violence when she enters a MMA tournament.

117%

This project got the green light!

By Crook

Milwaukee Feature
Adventure, Comedy

A trust fund kid posts bail and skips town with her accomplice as they flee the country, robbing their way towards Mexico.

104%

This project got the green light!

Window Shopping - A Gay Lust Story

Jersey City Short
Romantic Comedy, LGBTQ

Window Shopping is about how we all crave to be seen, to be in intimate relationships, and how easily we can imagine them, even with strange

100%

This project got the green light!

Palace

Upland Feature
Drama

The family-fractured lives of a stubborn mechanic, a retired widower, and a repressed college student intertwine at a bar in rural Indiana.

104%

This project got the green light!

Pay to Stay

New York Short
Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.

82%

This project got the green light!

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