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 • Drama, Sci-Fi

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

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Stuffing the Turkey

Chicago • Comedy, Drama

A Latinx family who struggles with its identity as heritage, society, & technology have shaped them in their own uniquely American way.

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Portland • Drama, Fantasy

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

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White Crow

Los Angeles • 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.

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Natchitoches • Drama, Music

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

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Passion & Progress

Lakeland • Documentary

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

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Black Girl Training

Milwaukee • 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.

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Sex Is a God Thing

Chicago • Drama, LGBTQ

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

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Los Angeles • Documentary

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

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Atlanta • Drama

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

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The Vth Column

Los Angeles • 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.

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Farmington Hills • Drama, Sci-Fi

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

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First Position.

Los Angeles • 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.

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Spot: A True Period Piece

New York • 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!

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Seattle • Drama, Romantic Comedy

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

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Sinked Up

Los Angeles • Comedy, LGBTQ

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

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Shedding - a feature film

Los Angeles • Drama, Fantasy

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

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Desolation Center

Los Angeles • Documentary, Music

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

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Middletown • Drama, Thriller

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

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PRESENT TIME: journal of a country monastery

Berkeley • Documentary, History

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

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Los Angeles • 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.

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The Apple Tree

Portland • 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

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The Talk

New York • Drama

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

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King Ester

New York • Drama, LGBTQ

Before the reign, came the rain.

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Echoes in Silence

New York • 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.

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You Are Going To Explode

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

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

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Up on the Mountain

Port Townsend • Documentary

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

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Los Angeles • Horror, Thriller

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

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New York • 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.

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New York • Horror

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

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Denver • Horror, Thriller

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

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Whitefish • 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.

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Locked Alone

New York • Thriller, Drama

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

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What Daphne Saw

Los Angeles • Sci-Fi, Thriller

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

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New York • Horror, Mystery

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

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Seed of Doubt

Rochester • Thriller

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

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The Yellow Wallpaper Feature Film

Stockton • Thriller

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

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Swipe Left to Live

Long Beach • Horror

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

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Los Angeles • Film-Noir, Thriller

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

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The BLDG: Five Stories of Horror

New York • Horror, Other

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

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One Bird at a Time

Portland • 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.

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New York • Comedy, Drama

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

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Or So the Story Goes: Knock Knock

Weehawken • Horror, Thriller

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

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Agent of Change

Los Angeles • 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.

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New Recruits

Fremont • 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

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Milwaukee • 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.

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In the Blue Hour

New York • 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!

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Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

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

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Passive Aggressive Dads

Blue Hill • 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.

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Planet Earth Symphony Film

Saugerties • Experimental, Global Celebration

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

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Birth of Pleasure

Atlanta • Drama, Experimental

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

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People Like You

Los Angeles • 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.

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Seattle • 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.

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New York • Drama, Family

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

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Tip The KJ - A Karaoke Movie

Portland • Documentary

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

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Hello World: The Film

Atlanta • Documentary, Other

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

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Bye, Alicia

Los Angeles • 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.

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New York • Comedy, Drama

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

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Los Angeles • Comedy

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

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Los Angeles • Drama, War

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

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39 1/2

San Francisco • 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.

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Dom na Marse

Los Angeles • 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.

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Park Slope Moms

New York • Comedy

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

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Los Angeles • Drama

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

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By Crook

Milwaukee • Adventure, Comedy

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

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Window Shopping - A Gay Lust Story

Jersey City • 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

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Upland • Drama, Family

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

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Pay to Stay

New York • Horror, LGBTQ

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

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