Lauren Sowa is an actor and independent filmmaker. In 2016, she co-founded Form & Pressure Films to tell stories that inspire and provoke thought, while encouraging diversity and equality on set and on screen. Producing credits include: Marisol, directed by Zoé Salicrup Junco, Shield, written and directed by Danielle Eliska Lyle, Stray, directed by Nora Unkel, and Show & Tell, directed by Sakshi Gurnani, among others. Directing credits include: Midsummer 3.2, In Development, LinkedOut, and To Be in America. As an actor, Lauren has been featured in the films 42 Seconds of Happiness (now available on Amazon Prime), Café Artist, The Rainbow Experiment (Slamdance 2018), and The Devil’s Well. Upcoming: Paris is in Harlem. She received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Proud member of SAG-AFTRA.
Photo by: Paula LaBloise
As a producer, I am passionate about telling stories that have social impact. I want to share stories of humanity, love, fear, hope, sorrow, and joy. All while cultivating a diverse cast and crew, with a focus on supporting female filmmakers. I am extremely organized and detail-oriented. I am equally comfortable doing paperwork, solving problems, and communicating with personnel. I bring a positive, productive energy to set, and I ask the same.
“SHIELD” 15-MIN DRAMATIC SHORT, 2019 Shield follows a young girl in foster care as she struggles to heal from the passing of her brother. Written and Directed by NYU alum Danielle Eliska Lyle. Roles: PRODUCER, ACTOR
“LINKEDOut” 15-MIN. SERIO-COMEDIC SHORT, 2019 LinkedOut is the story of a young woman blogging about the single life, until she's thrust into the job market and forced to interact with others. She just might have to let someone into her life, after all. Currently in Post-Production. Roles: DIRECTOR, PRODUCER
“MARISOL” 15-MIN. DRAMATIC SHORT, 2018 A narrative short film about one young mother’s experience as an undocumented immigrant in NYC. Premiered at the San Diego Latino Film Festival, March 2019. Currently being developed as a series. Role: PRODUCER
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