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.
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
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.
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.
A historian journeys into the psychic space of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.
A radical marching band, its members, and the city that shapes them.
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
16mm black and white film
A twelve year old's impressions of growing up in a mobile home park in one of this country's wealthiest cities.