Lauren is an award-winning animated short film director based in Cardiff, and is Director of Cardiff Animation Festival.

Lauren moved to Cardiff in 2010 while studying animation at the University of Wales, Newport. In 2014, Lauren founded Cardiff Animation Nights, showcasing international animated short films to a thriving audience in Cardiff, as well as running special events and a dedicated animation strand of screenings and masterclasses at Cardiff Independent Film Festival.

Lauren writes, directs and animates independent short films, and projects for clients including Channel 4, ITN, BBC3, the National Theatre and the Globe Theatre. She is currently directing a Ffilm Cymru-funded animated dark comedy short called Creepy Pasta Salad. She is also Creative Director of Winding Snake Productions, an animation and education company based in Cardiff.