Lauren Greenhall is a director who make films about disobedient women, character portrait docs, and very stupid comedy television.
Her narrative feature Perfectly Good Moment - an award winning psychological thriller starring Broadway star Stephen Carlile and Amanda Jane Stern - is currently making its 2023 festival run.
She has directed TV and video for Nat Geo, The New Yorker, The New York Post, CBS Interactive,the Huffington Post, Amazon Originals, and Inside Edition as well as branded content for Marvel, Footlocker, Dove, Sentry.IO, and the New York Public Library.
Greenhall was a 2021 resident at the Jewish Film Institute for her documentary ZELDA, a film sponsored by the New York Foundation of the Arts about a beloved and controversial wig seller In Hasidic Jewish Brooklyn.
Greenhall directed comedy documentary special Haunted Mansions with Jo Firestone, VeryWell's first docu-series called "Stay Calm Mom" examining pregnancy from a pregnant woman's POV, served as a director/producer on CBS Interactive's comedy news show "The Breakdown with Luke Mones", and directed Milk Riders, a short documentary that received international attention and was featured on the New York Times, Slate, Refinery 29, Huffington Post, and Bust among others. The widespread reach of her digital series Muslims in America landed her the opportunity to speak at NYU about the relationship between religion and the media.
In May 2020 Greenhall directed and created the Miss Quarantine Pageant, a scripted comedy parody of beauty pageants. With a cast of 20, two original songs and a coordinated dance number, this 35-minute extravaganza was featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NY1, and The Stranger, among others.
Noteworthy projects also include directing "Reality Bites" a reoccurring segment on Nat Geo's stoner-comedy special Wild After Dark, producing and co-staring in “Put That In Your Skits” a finalist in New York TV Festival's truTV Comedy initiative, as well as serving as a producer for Loyiso Gola Live in New York Vimeo’s first international standup special where Greenhall was flown to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to develop the show alongside the South African comedian.
Outside of film, she co-created "Pop Inflation: Fragments and Fears", an installation that premiered at the Rubin Museum as part of the FluxBuddha exhibit in Spring 2018. In a former life she produced a series of live music festivals, a comedy talk show on East Village Radio and served as producer at Comedy Central's event New York Comedy Festival, working for the fest during the day and waitressing at Carolines Comedy Club at night. She loves Indian food. She lives in New York.
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