LAUREN SAFFA is an Emmy Award-winning film editor specializing in documentaries. Her latest film, Subject, about the experience of famous documentary participants, premiered at TriBeCa Film Festival 2022. Other recent editing highlights include The Cost of Silence, a whistleblowing film about the Deepwater Horizon disaster victims (Sundance Film Festival 2020) and the ESPN 30 for 30 short Blackfeet Boxing about a Native American boxing gym for girls (Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Sports Documentary, 2021). TV credits include the hit new Netflix documentary series Song Exploder, and Watch the Sound With Mark Ronson for Apple TV+. Other favorite documentary work includes Do You Trust This Computer, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (Dir. Ron Howard), and Hooligan Sparrow (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). 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 played 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 documentary theater and film for The Culture Project, including the short film series War Against Wars which premiered at the United Nations.
Lauren grew up learning from and schlepping a boom for her mom, veteran documentary filmmaker Joan Saffa. Most recently, they were on location in Myanmar together for the documentary Looking Through the Eyes of AIDS, about AIDS in the developing world. Lauren resides in Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles, with her writer husband and two kids.