About the Filmmaker
Amy Lauren is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist working at the nexus between research, education and artistic practice.
Her broad range of media practices includes animation, media installation, interactive storytelling and 360° filmmaking for planetarium projection and VR experiences.
Lauren collaborates with scholars and researchers across disciplines to create compelling and impactful content that tells nonfiction stories in a meaningful and approachable way to a broader audience.
She served as creative director for the MOSAiC (Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate) Expedition’s education and outreach full dome planetarium film, Into the Polar Night, a National Science Foundation funded documentary and collaboration between the University of Colorado Boulder’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and Fiske Planetarium and the Alfred Wegener Institute.
Lauren is a graduate of the Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Practices MFA program at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her moving image work has screened at festivals, planetarium theaters and other venues around the world, including the Central Arctic Ocean on a Russian and German icebreaker near the North Pole.