The principal of Clique Pictures, Lauren Grant established her company in 2006 to focus on developing fiction and documentary productions with a focus on working with female creative talent both in front and behind the camera. Clique Pictures’ most recent productions include the feature film Wet Bum starring Julia Sarah Stone and Kenneth Welsh, which premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, and the documentary Traceable, which premiered at 2014 Edmonton International Film Festival and Raindance Film Festival.
Previous productions include the feature Picture Day and the futuristic short film Frost, which both premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Picture Day won the Borsos Competition for Best Film and Best Performance at the Whistler Film Festival for lead actress Tatiana Maslany. Frost won Best Canadian Short Film at the Edmonton International Film Festival and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Live Action Short Film.
In 2011, Lauren won the best live action short drama Genie Award for the residential school musical Savage. The film has screened at over 40 film festivals including Berlinale Forum Expanded, BFI London Film Festival, SXSW and the NYC Children’s Film Festival.
The Hollywood Reporter named Lauren one of 15 Talents to Watch in their Next Gen Canada 2014 edition. Lauren is a 2013 Trans Atlantic Partners alumna producer, a member of the Canadian Media Producers’ Association Feature Film Committee and has been selected to the inaugural Bell Media Executive Producer Accelerator Lab. Lauren is alumna of the inaugural TIFF Studio (2012-2013), Producers Lab at TIFF (2012), CFC North South Marketplace program (2012), the Banff Media Festival CTV Fellowship (2009), as well as the 2011 Rotterdam Lab and Berlinale Talent Campus. Lauren holds a Bachelor of Arts from UBC with a double major in Film Production and History and attended the Canadian Film Centre’s Producers Lab.