About Lauren Pringle
Lauren Pringle will make you feel things.
Like tingly goosebumps feel things.
She won’t stop until you do.
Filmmaking is more of a social and spiritual practise than a job, for this experimental, avant-garde director. There’s a strong sense of closeness and intimacy in her work, thanks to her visceral, expressive filmmaking. An understanding of movement is paramount in every film, thanks to her background as a dancer, choreographer and movement artist. She uses the body as a conduit of communication, for work that’s both fluid and grounded.
Born and raised in London, Lauren then lived in Argentina from 2009-2017. It was here that her filmmaking career began, after studying at SICA film school. While studying she formed a performance dance group with 2 friends called Flow Altas Wachas. She started directing films in collaboration with the group, shooting make-shift videos with no money and wild wardrobes. This hands-on approach taught Lauren the most about directing and how to do things and crucially, what not to do. It’s all a process, as the yogis say.
Inspired by filmmakers Pedro Almodovar and Alejandro Innaritu, drawn to the drama within Almodovar’s work balanced by the social realism in Inarritu’s, Lauren’s first short film, SHOVE explores abortion rights through her conceptual, performative lens.
A hands-on, passionate and open minded director, Lauren strives to create work that touches the world in a sensitive, ritualistic and provocative manner.
When not filmmaking, Lauren teaches dance and yoga, working with energetic fields in an effort to help people connect to their bodies. Mentally and spiritually. Like tingly goosebumps all over.