Lauren Wolkstein
Lauren wolkstein

Lauren Wolkstein is a NYC-based filmmaker originally from Baltimore, Maryland. In 2017, her debut feature THE STRANGE ONES, starring James Freedson-Jackson and Alex Pettyfer, premiered at SXSW to critical acclaim. She co-directed the film with Christopher Radcliff, based on their Sundance short of the same name. Lauren’s previous shorts, including SOCIAL BUTTERFLY (Sundance ’13) and CIGARETTE CANDY (SXSW ’10 Grand Jury Prize), have played festivals around the world. She is also a television director who has directed episodes for Ava DuVernay's critically acclaimed series QUEEN SUGAR, Marvel's CLOAK & DAGGER, and USA's DARE ME. In 2013, Filmmaker Magazine listed her as one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film." Wolkstein is a 2017-2018 Women at Sundance Fellow through the Sundance Institute, and she is a MacDowell Colony Fellow for Summer 2018. Lauren earned her MFA in film directing from Columbia University and is currently an Associate Professor of Film and Media Arts at Temple University.

  • The Strange Ones - Trailer