I am a junior at Northwestern University from Kansas City, MO studying Film with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. I tell stories that intentionally represent people, ideas, and cultures using creative platforms. As a young rising film director and screenwriter, I'm passionate about storytelling first, while simultaneously bringing new voices and stories to the forefront. My work is rooted in my experiences as a Black woman and exploring characters with complex desires or backgrounds that allow us to explore human nature/psychology. I enjoy conflicts that deal with reimagining oppressive worlds and examining the extensive dimensions of blackness.
As a multi-genre creative entrepreneur, I specialize in numerous creative fields including photography, cinematography, etc. Aside from my filmmaking endeavors, I've shot album covers, worked on treatments/music videos, creative directed photography campaigns, and more. At the age of 17, I co-founded Project FILO (projectfilo.com), a creative hub and artist incubator, with my brother that is aiming to create a new paradigm in all creative industries. In the 2020 issue of Northwestern's Dialogue Magazine, I was featured as a 'Woman To Watch' within Northwestern University's School of Communication and with that honor, I look forward to continuing using storytelling as the catalyst to reach even greater new heights.
DIRECTED, SHOT, EDITED & PRODUCED BY LAUREN MAY WASHINGTON
"As I Am" album cover and "Cold As Us" track cover creative directed and shot by Lauren May Washington