Lauren Hoekstra

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Lauren Hoekstra
Los Angeles, United States

One of a new generation of female director/producers with a penchant for action meshed with romance, Lauren is currently finalizing an interactive first-person video, 'His-Her', starring celebrity photographer Tyler Shields ('Final Girl'). This high-octane fashion shoot - filmed in a moving car in the Mojave Desert - lets the viewer switch between Tyler and his model's perspectives. 

At the same time, she's gearing up to produce 'Dacoit', a Sundance Lab finalist project, having recently finished production of 'Don't Come Back From The Moon' - a feature film for James Franco, which the Hollywood Reporter called "poignant and visually striking". 

'Don't Come Back From The Moon' is Lauren's second collaboration with James Franco. Previously she directed 'City Bus' for his Boswell anthology, 'Heyday Of The Insensitive Bastards'. 'City Bus' was one of three finalists in the 2017 Script Pipeline First Look contest and won Best Director and Best Narrative Short at the 2017 Independent Filmmakers' Showcase (IFS) and 2015 Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival. It also screened at numerous prestigious film festivals, including Hollyshorts, the LA Film Fest and Worldfest, Houston. 

Other directing highlights include Lauren's appointment as Second Unit Director on Catherine Hardwick's 'Plush' and being shortlisted as a director for Lionsgates' upcoming 'Twilight' web series. 

As a writer, Lauren's first feature script, 'The Rosy Hue Of The Dying Day' was a finalist in the 2017 Creative World Awards (Action) and 2016 Storypros International contests. Her short, 'Turn On Desire' won the premier UK Screenwriting Goldmine short contest in 2016. 



Scripts By Lauren

Turn On Desire
In a not-too-distant future, where easy virtual gratification no longer excites, a man chases an elusive dream of something long forgotten.
Short Romance, Sci-Fi Seeking finance 9pp
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Dog Day
If a husband's adultery, a daughter's betrayal, and a pooch's complicity are not enough to get Maureen to see how much her family loves her... then what will?
Short Comedy Seeking finance 10pp
In her attempt to outwit the unearthly powers tormenting her, a girl plays into their hands.
Short Horror Seeking finance 6pp