Lauren Sick is a writer and director who grew up in the dark woods of suburbia, screening inappropriate horror movies at slumber parties. A lover of horror and genre filmmaking, she was a creative collaborator on the feature film Scare Me, starring Josh Ruben, Aya Cash, and Chris Redd, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020 and was picked up by Shudder.
Her film PARE, a psychological horror starring Dana Drori (Freaky, Tentacles), has had a successful festival run, taking home awards for Best Horror Short and Best Director at LA International Indie Shorts Fest, NY Indie Shorts Fest, and Cannes World Film Festival. The fim will have its 2021 digital premiere on ALTER, the leading online platform for genre films.
Known for her music video work with artists such as Chromeo, MØ, Foster the People, A-Trak, American Authors, El-P, Vampire Weekend, A$AP Ferg, Anderson East, and Pentatonix, Lauren was commissioned to direct the first trailer for MGM Studios’ biopic Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin. She was also hand-picked to helm all promotional material for Amazon’s Cruel Summer, EP’d by Jessica Biel.
A multifaceted director, Lauren’s work spans both the narrative and branded space, having grabbed the attention of clients such as Bose, New Balance, Nike, Garmin, Fendi, ESPN, Nasdaq, Ecolab, and Beats By Dre.
Sick brings a youthful and adventurous expression to her filmmaking, coupling raw emotion with a cinematic style that’s rooted in her background of theater, punk rock, and dance. Her work has been recognized by Indiewire, BBC Worldwide, New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Deadline, and Rolling Stone, AdAge, Shots, AdWeek, and more.
Lauren also recently wrapped the pilot for Rich Girl, a scripted narrative podcast for Spotify from the creators of Pretty Little Liars. She lives and works in Los Angeles and is currently developing her first feature film.
Find her @laurensick