Lauren Sick is a writer and director, best 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. She recently directed the first teaser trailer for MGM Studios' biopic RESPECT, starring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin.
Lauren grew up in the dark woods of suburbia, screening inappropriate horror movies at slumber parties. A lover of horror and genre filmmaking, she worked as 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.
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, Fendi, 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 re-instated 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 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, AdAge, Shots, Little Black Book, Shoot Online, AdWeek, and more. She is also a featured director on Alma Har'el's platform Free The Work, which amplifies the voices of women and minority creators in the film industry.
Her 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 performances. 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.
Lauren lives and works in Los Angeles. She is currently developing her first feature film. Find her @laurensick.
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