Writer/Director Lauren Sick grew up in the dark woods of suburbia, screening inappropriate horror movies at slumber parties. As a director, Lauren brings a youthful, darkly adventurous tone to her filmmaking, coupling raw emotion with a visual style that’s rooted in her background of theater, punk rock, and dance.
Her music video work has amassed views in the tens of millions, having worked with artists such as Chromeo, DRAM, MØ, Vampire Weekend, A$AP Ferg, Foster the People, American Authors, TV on the Radio, and Pentatonix. She recently directed the first teaser trailer for MGM Studios’ biopic RESPECT, starring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin.
A lover of horror and genre filmmaking, Lauren worked as a creative collaborator on the feature film SCARE ME, starring Josh Ruben, Aya Cash, and Chris Redd, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2020.
A multifaceted director, Lauren’s work spans both the narrative and branded space, having grabbed the attention of clients such as New Balance, Nike, Garmin, FADER, Nasdaq, SoulCycle, and Beats by Dre. The spot she directed for Zola.com provoked international attention when the Hallmark Channel removed the ad for its depiction of a lesbian wedding. The piece (since reinstated on the network) was written about in the New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Rolling Stone, and Deadline, and was parodied on Saturday Night Live. Lauren’s work has also been recognized by Indiewire, BBC Worldwide, AdAge, Shots, Little Black Book, Shoot Online, AdWeek, and more.
Lauren lives and works in Los Angeles. She is currently developing her first feature film. Find her @laurensick.