Lauren Sick is a writer and director who grew up in the dark woods of suburbia screening inappropriate horror movies at slumber parties. Her film PARE has screened at the Oscars and BAFTA qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival, Beyond Fest, Panic Fest, Dumbo FF, Nightstream, and others, and has taken home awards for Best Horror Short and Best Director. Over the span of her commercial career she has worked with dozens of clients and brands, including household names such as Ford, GAP, Bose, New Balance, Xfinity, Trident, Michelob, and Beats by Dre. She has also worked with some of the music industry's most exciting artists, including MØ, Dove Cameron, Foster the People, A-Trak, American Authors, El-P, Vampire Weekend, and A$AP Ferg. Her extensive music background led her to be commissioned to direct the first trailer for MGM Studios' RESPECT, starring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin. Sick brings a youthful and adventurous expression to her filmmaking, coupling raw emotion with a distinct cinematic style. Her work has been recognized by Indiewire, BBC Worldwide, The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Deadline, and Rolling Stone, AdAge, Shots, and AdWeek. She recently directed the pilot for RICH GIRL, a scripted narrative podcast for Spotify from the creators of Pretty Little Liars. Her latest piece for Ford Motor Company, SCARY FAST, is playing in cinemas nationwide before Jordan Peele’s NOPE. Lauren lives and works in Los Angeles and is currently developing her first feature film.