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), will have its premiere in 2021.
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 recently directed the first trailer for MGM Studios' biopic RESPECT, starring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin.
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, ESPN, Nasdaq, 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, Deadline, and Rolling Stone.
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.
Lauren lives and works in Los Angeles. She is currently developing her first feature film. Find her @laurensick.
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