Lauren grew up in the northwest London suburbs near Harrow and Wealdstone, a place which Alan Hollinghurst memorably described as sounding like a medieval torture implement. After studying English at university, she taught in secondary schools and wrote a number of dubious plays before eventually becoming a celluloid convert.
Lauren's third short film NEW YEAR was selected for Film London's London Calling Scheme. Starring Esther Smith, it screened at festivals including East End Film Festival and British Shorts Berlin. Her previous screenwriting work includes CONFECTION (directed by Ed Rigg) which won the Misfits Screenwriting competition and picked up the Grand Jury Honourable Mention in Los Angeles; comedy drama ANNA, ISLAND and short documentary THE CONFLUENCE, which she wrote and directed with Dolly Alderton.
Lauren's projects in development include BAD TASTE (Wall-to-Wall for CHANNEL 4, co-written with Adam Grant) – a satirical comedy about an ambitious young female MP whose world is thrown into chaos when her student past is exposed. Lauren is also working on an adaptation of Emily Hill's short story JULIA'S BABY (produced by Helen Simmons and Steph Aspin). She is also developing her first feature screenplay, about a female punk band who reunite in their sixties.
She is also an occasional composer, scoring some of her own films ('Anna, Island' and 'The Confluence') when she has run out of money to pay a professional. She recently wrote some quite irritating jingles for two very good podcasts: The High-Low (hosted by Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes) and Dolly Alderton's Love Stories.
She is represented by Camilla Young at Curtis Brown.