Lauren Cook

I'm a filmmaker and professor of filmmaking, critical theory, and video game studies.  My films have screened internationally at venues including the Margaret Meade Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History, Des Moines Art Center, Sao Paulo Museum of Image and Sound, Black Maria Film Festival, PDX, VideoEx Switzerland, Festival Des Cinemas Differents De Paris, Brighton Film Festival (UK), and the Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival. I've received funding and grants from the Museum of Contemporary Cinema Foundation, the Women’s Education and Leadership Fund, Microsoft, and Visa.

I'm currently in pre-production on a documentary about virtual currencies.  I recently completed a 35mm experimental film called PXXXL that was made with handmade lenses and LED lights in a color dark room.  This film is currently playing at film festivals around the country.


(Lauren Cook, 2012)

Using century old technology, PXXXL creates digital glitch from analogue process. It was animated directly on the celluloid without a camera, in a darkroom, using lights, objects, and handmade lenses....