LAUREN SAFFA is a film editor/producer specializing in documentaries. Most recently, she cut the ESPN 30 for 30 Short Blackfeet Boxing about Native American girls learning boxing for self defense. Feature editor credits include The Cost of Silence, a whistleblowing film about the Deepwater Horizon disaster victims, Do You Trust This Computer about the future of Artificial Intelligence, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (Dir. Ron Howard), and Hooligan Sparrow, a guerrilla-style film about human rights activism in China (Oscar Shortlist Best Documentary, Sundance Film Festival, 2016).
Lauren co-produced and edited the feature documentary Another World about the Occupy Wall Street movement with Director Fisher Stevens (Berlin International Film Festival, 2014). Watch Lauren’s Another World interview on BYOD: Bring Your Own Documentary. Other films with Stevens include Deepest Dive for BBC America and the feature documentary My Decisions, commissioned by Microsoft. Lauren’s narrative short Tinto for Subway Token Films premiered at TriBeCa Film Festival 2014, and her documentary short Father Rick for Paul Haggis’ Artists for Peace and Justice premiered at Toronto Film Festival 2014.
In New York, Lauren graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts / Gallatin. In Cuba, she studied film at La Fundacion del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano. Lauren produced widely acclaimed political theater and film for The Culture Project, including the short film series War Against Wars investigating United Nations Peacekeeping, which screened at the UN General Assembly Hall.
Lauren loves working with her mom, veteran documentary filmmaker Joan Saffa. They were on location in Myanmar together for the documentary Looking Through the Eyes of AIDS, about AIDS in the developing world. She currently resides in Santa Monica with her husband and son.