The principal of Clique Pictures, Lauren Grant established her company 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 TIFF Rising Star Julia Sarah Stone, which premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, and the documentary Traceable, which premiered at the 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 Award for Best Film and Best Performance at the Whistler Film Festival for lead actress Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black). 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 Short Drama Genie Awards for the residential school musical Savage. The film has screened at over 50 film festivals including Berlinale, BFI, 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 an alumna of Trans Atlantic Partners (2013), Bell Media Executive Producer Accelerator Lab (2014), TIFF Studio (2012-2013), Producers Lab TIFF (2012), Rotterdam Lab (2011), and Berlinale Talent Campus (2011). 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. She is a member of the Canadian Media Producers’ Association Feature Film Committee.