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Lauren Blackwell

Director

Current Work Details

What I do

Videographer, editor, director,photographer production manager & 1st AD

Company

Freelancer

Where I work

I am just me

Technical Skills

Premiere Pro, & Photoshop

Availability

Paid Work or Collaboration

Training

2012-2016

University of Cape Town,
BA in Theatre and Performance with an Honours in acting, Honours Degree

2018-2019

University of Arts London,
MA in Directing for Screen, Masters

My Links

Shooters Q&A

Films I wish I had made

Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross), Love (Gasper Noe), The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos), Russian Doll (Natasha Lyonne), La Haine (Mathieu Kassovitz), Caramel (Nadine Labaki), Midsommer (Ari Aster)

I cried watching

Youth (Paolo Sorrentino)

I left the cinema during

I've never left the cinema.

Directors I love

Ari Aster, Paolo Sorrentino, Nadine Labaki, Taiki Waititi

Actors I admire

Javier Bardem, John Malkovich, Toni Collette, Jeremy Allen White, Maggie Smith, Michaela Coel

Writers I respect

Martin McDonagh, Michaele Coel

My desert island discs

My Spotify Playlist

Books I have given my friends

The Mastery of Love - Don Miguel Ruiz, Desire - Haruki Murakami, What we talk about when we talk about love - Raymond Carver, How to change your mind: The New Science of Psychedelics - Michael Pollan

My death row meal

Toasted cheese sandwich

The best thing I own

My plants, camera and white jeans.

More about me

I have a background in dance, am turning into a bit of a cliché yogi, and love Duncan Trussel Podcasts.

My Work & Credits