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Lauren DeFilippo

Lauren DeFilippo

Documentary Film and Video

About

In her work Lauren DeFilippo is interested in the intersection of narrative non-fiction storytelling and discovering enchantment in the everyday. Prior to her time at Stanford, she worked has as an associate producer and editor in New York City, primarily producing historical documentaries for PBS’s American Experience series, while also directing and editing a handful of her own short films. She holds a M.A. in American and English Literature from New York University and a B.A. in English from the University of Florida. Lauren is currently teaching film production as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Florida and developing her first full-length film.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:

Enersen Foundation Production Grant, 2014
Jerry Jensen Memorial Scholarship, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, San Francisco/Northern California Chapter, 2013
Spark! Grant in the Creative and Performing Arts, Stanford University, 2013


The Here After 

hd video

JUNE, 2014
VIDEO DURATION: 13:23 MIN.

Trying to understand her father’s obsession with death, filmmaker Lauren DeFilippo persuades him to plan and attend his own Viking Funeral.  As the two set out to stage his funeral vision, DeFilippo explores the complexities of her father’s motivations and is forced to confront the inevitable reality of losing a parent.  Part personal film, part experimental non-fiction, The Here After grapples with our shared fears of death and loss, and the human longing to be remembered.


Lockport 

hd video

Co-directed by Henry Wiener
SEPTEMBER, 2013
VIDEO DURATION: 6:58 MIN.

A meditation on post-industrial America through the eyes of a 91-year-old retired automotive worker who experienced the rise and fall of a small Rust Belt town.


The Life of Birds 

hd video

JUNE, 2013
VIDEO DURATION: 7:30 MIN.

A historian journeys into the psychic space of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.


Detroit Party Marching Band 

hd video

Co-directed by Katherine Gorringe
MARCH, 2013
VIDEO DURATION: 8:09 MIN.

A radical marching band, its members, and the city that shapes them.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

UFVA Conference, 2014
Oakland International Film Festival, 2014
FIPA - Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels, Biarritz, France, 2014
"Party on the Edge", Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 2013


Buena Vista 

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 2012
VIDEO DURATION: 3:38 MIN.

A twelve year old's impressions of growing up in a mobile home park in one of this country's wealthiest cities.

 

Events

June 14, 2014

Free and open to the public.

Annenberg Auditorium
June 13, 2013

Free and open to the public

Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building
March 20, 2013

free and open to the public

Annenberg Auditorium
435 Lasuen Mall
December 11, 2012

Free and open to the public