Lauren Dunn is a visual storyteller who has an appreciation for the past and a bold appetite for the future. Growing up in Los Angeles with an antique dealer mother who was passionate about history and the arts, Dunn developed her love of film. As an only child, Dunn studied the world around her, constantly writing and shooting amateur photography. Her love of film and art collided upon her entry at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts where she immediately began directing and producing music videos. While Dunn was hustling for video jobs, she also honed in on her passion for documenting artists in both personal, raw behind-the-scenes and high concept music videos, carving out her unique style of work.
Dunn has gone on to photograph, direct, and creative direct some of the biggest and most culturally relevant artists in the world including Megan Thee Stallion, The Weeknd, Billie Eilish, Kali Uchis, Coldplay, 070 Shake, Dove Cameron, Avril Lavigne, and more. Her commercial work includes Bose, JBL, Amazon, Apple Music, Nike, Vevo, and Doritos among others.
Her short film, music video hybrid “Breakfast’ with Dove Cameron, which flips the script on gender roles in post-Roe world, is this years winner for Video For Good at the 2023 MTV Music Video Awards. In 2021, Dunn directed A Lady Like That, a short documentary for Amazon Music about 4x Grammy nominee Ingrid Andress’ road to finding her voice as a female artist on the rise in country music. Together, their music video for Ingrid’s hit single “Lady Like” was nominated for Video of the Year at the CMT awards. That same year, Porsche named Lauren a Next Gen Leader in directing. Last year, her music video with Jack White was nominated for Best Rock Video at the MTV Music Video Awards. She has received nominations and awards in advertising including a Webby nomination for her branded content series for Doritos and an OMMA award for her branded series for Tracfone.
commercial+music video production