Writer/Director Lauren Sick grew up in the dark woods of suburbia, screening inappropriate horror movies at slumber parties. Having come up in the industry as a producer and actor, she’s been found on sets riding shotgun with Killer Mike, scaling pyramids in Belize, and screaming monologues on stage in her underwear. 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 unique approach has grabbed the attention of brands such as New Balance, Garmin, Fendi, FADER, Free People, and Beats By Dre. Her commercial CV spans the spectrum from fashion to pharma, and her music video work has amassed views in the tens of millions, having worked with artists such as Chromeo, DRAM, MØ, Vampire Weekend, Foster the People, TV on the Radio, Dej Loaf, and Pentatonix, and has nabbed a number of Vimeo Staff Picks along the way.
Lauren’s experimental “short shorts”, which she wrote, directed, and starred in, were broadcast in Germany and France through Souvenirs from Earth, the first cable network in Europe dedicated to video art, film, music, installation, and performance.
Her work as an actor has been screened at SXSW, NYFF, and NYTV, and recently took home a prize at Cannes Lions. The 2015 fashion film that she directed for the Kering Group, shot in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, had its world premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.