Lauren Finerman is a Film Director and Screenwriter from Los Angeles, CA specializing in the expression of dance, theater and circus onto the film screen. Her ability to tell rhythmic stories for screen comes from her time as the in-house filmmaker at New York City Ballet where she worked on projects including Jody Lee Lipes’ feature film Ballet 422 (Tribeca Film Festival / Magnolia Pictures) and Sarah Jessica Parker’s series City.Ballet (AOL.ON). She is currently working with movement makers such as olympic athletes, world renowned dancers and professional circus performers on an array of different film projects including feature length documentary, Montaño, chronicling the fight for women’s equality in Olympic Sports.
Lauren’s film work has screened all over the world. Her circus film Paper Birds (which she wrote and directed) was awarded an International Page Screenwriting Awards Semi Finalist, ScreenCraft Screenwriting Semi Finalist, Best Short Screenplay nomination (MIFF), Best Short Film nomination (PIFF), among other awards. She recently sold her cabarete styled screenplay The Cave to The Open Door Project, which she will direct this fall. Her screenwriting has gone on to award her a seat at the Sundance Collab Screenwriting Program under Semi Chellas (Mad Men), as well as land her an option deal for a feature length film.