19 May 2015

Met graduate Lauren is a ‘Top Producer for the future’ by Screen International

By Cassio | Categorised in News, Alumni Interviews

It’s always very exciting to hear great news travel from Met alumni who are making waves within the film, TV and new media industries.  This month it was announced that Lauren Dark, a graduate of our part-time producing course has been named amongst the Top Producers of the Future by world-renowned industry must-read Screen International.  View the article here.

During this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Lauren and her fellow up-and-coming faces of the future will be toasted by the industry elite at a reception in partnership with Marché du Film’s Producers Network.

Matt Mueller, editor of Screen Daily, said of the filmmakers on the list that “it’s incredible how smart and savvy these young guns already are about the business of producing. Knowing how difficult it is for any producer to navigate the immense complexities of the film world, let alone new ones just finding their footing in the industry, we can’t help but be impressed by what they’ve already achieved.”

About Lauren Dark

“It was so useful studying on the short course at Met Film School.  To spend a summer learning the basics with some careful mentoring meant I had a clear focus for the type of company I wanted to work for and the type of films that I wanted to make.” Lauren Dark

After some early crewing gigs (she was a runner on Last Chance Harvey and third AD, second uni, on Kick-Ass), Dark cut her teeth at Ken Loach’s company Sixteen Films, where she worked for five years.  Shortly after, Dark left to join Stray Bear Productions where she produced War Book (dir. Tom Harper.)  Up next, she is producing Michael Pearce’s BFI-backed debut feature Beast, alongside Ivana MacKinnon and Kristian Brodie.





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