Lauren Knapp is a filmmaker, journalist, and professor. She has been working in film, television, radio, and virtual reality since 2006 and her stories have been featured on the PBS NewsHour, NPR, PRI’s The World, The New York Times, and The Atlantic, among other outlets.
Her most recent documentary film, “The Sandman”, follows a doctor heading the lethal injection team for Georgia’s Department of Corrections. It has received wide acclaim was nominated for a student Academy Award in 2017 and has screened at dozens of film festivals including DOC NYC, The St. Louis International Film Festival, and The Atlanta Film Festival.
Lauren’s first documentary, Live From UB, followed a young Mongolian rock band as they searched for a sound that reflected their own national identity. The award-winning feature film was supported by a Fulbright Fellowship and played in festivals worldwide.
Lauren holds a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Grinnell College and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University.