The principal of Clique Pictures, Lauren Grant established her company in 2006 to focus on developing feature film and documentary production.
Lauren’s recent productions, the feature film Picture Day and the futuristic short film Frost, 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 and Directors Guild of Canada award. Lauren is currently producing the feature documentary Traceable, the feature film Wet Bum and executive producing the Two Story Productions’ documentary Welcome Home.
In 2011, she 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.
Lauren’s previous documentary work includes executive producing the Two Story Productions’ television documentary A Window Looking In, which featured artists such as singer Sarah McLachlan, painter Shawn Hunt and writer William Gibson. She has also worked on the Paperny Entertainment television projects Eat St. and Glutton for Punishment as well as the Screen Siren Pictures’ broadcast documentaries Reservation Soldiers, Breaking Ranks and Girl Racers.
Clique Pictures is developing multiple feature film projects including the comedy Dick Harmony with director Jim Goodall, writers Max & Adam Reid and executive producers Miranda de Pencier and Brad Peyton; Get Happy with writer/director Jordan Christianson; The Evil Shed with director James Genn, writer Charles Picco and producer Brad Peyton; documentary Write-Off with writer/director Maryam Mehrtash; the period drama Easter with writer/director Sophie Ann Rooney; and the family sci-fi feature Scavengers with writers Jason and Sue Bourque and producer Lori Lozinski.
Lauren is a 2013 Trans Atlantic Partners producer, a member of the Canadian Media Producers’ Association Feature Film Committee and has been selected to the inaugural TIFF Studio, a yearlong program for producers in Ontario. Previous festival activity includes the Producers Lab at TIFF (2012), the Sundance Film Festival with the CFC North South Marketplace program (2012), the Banff Media Festival on a CTV Fellowship (2009) and Women in Film Scholarship (2011), as well as attending 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.
Clique Pictures is based in Toronto and is able to provide business affairs services including tax credit and interim financing applications and management. The company also consults on film festival strategy and sales.