Hi, I’m Lauren!
Who are the FIF MENTORS?
The FIF MENTORS have been through the FIF Craft Certification program, and now are FULL time in the film industry. They are always working on set.
FIF Mentor Lauren completed the FIF Craft Certification program, and is now dominating the film industry. Before she did the mentorship program, she was trying to get into the film industry, just like you!
The FIF Mentors are popping in to help you and answer questions, but keep in mind, we are doing this for FREE. We are on 14 hour/day shoots ourselves during this training so we will help you when we can.
The FIF Mentors are here to show you the incredible program that Friends in Film is, and you can see that it leads directly to people working in the film industry FULL TIME.
SHOWS & FEATURES I HAVE RECENTLY WORKED ON:
“Joe Pera Talks with You” (Adult Swim)
“Cold Case Files”
“Man v. Food”
“Lakefront Bargain Hunt” (HGTV)
“This is Life with Lisa Ling”
“The Circus” (Showtime)
Fleet Farm Commercial
Lauren has worked as a director, camera assistant, production coordinator and writer.
MY LIFE BEFORE THE FIF CRAFT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM:
Before I joined Friends in Film, I was living with my dad in Madison, WI, and working as a retail manager. I had just graduated from film school and was trying to figure out my next step. I managed to network with some local filmmakers, but they were all hobbyists who weren’t interested in making a living in the film industry. This made me very frustrated and I felt stuck.
MY LIFE NOW!
Now, I work in the film industry full time! I live in Milwaukee, WI and sometimes travel around Wisconsin and to Chicago for work. Every week I work on different productions and meet new people! I learn new things on every set that I work on. I am also working toward directing my first feature film that I also wrote. My feature film crew consists mostly of people that I have met on set and because of that, they are all very professional and excited to work on my movie! I feel so fortunate that I get to work toward my goals every day and I get paid to be on set. I never worry about money. I still stop and shake my head sometimes because I cannot believe that I am able to do what I love full time!
If you have any questions about me, my story, or what I’ve worked on, let me know! I’m happy to answer anything.
LAUREN ON SET!