Lauren DeFilippo


Lauren DeFilippo is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and partner at Insignia Films, where she most recently produced AILEY (Sundance 2021). The acclaimed feature documentary was released in theaters nationwide by NEON, broadcast on PBS and is currently streaming on Hulu. Lauren’s directorial debut RED HEAVEN (SXSW 2020) was recently released by Utopia Films and is now available on Apple TV. Listed on Award Radar's "Top Ten Documentaries of 2020," Criterion Cast called it "a truly one of a kind film." Her short documentaries, most notably CLEAN HANDS, have been featured at festivals internationally, including Slamdance, TIFF and Hot Docs and have appeared on The New York Times Op-Docs series. Lauren was a 2019 Gotham Lab fellow, and in 2021 she was included on DOC NYC and HBO's annual list of "40 Under 40" documentary filmmakers to watch.