Lauren Mueller is a documentary filmmaker from Portland, Oregon who graduated with her MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Subcultures, intriguingly odd professions and passions remain the focus of her moving image work.  

Lauren Mueller

Lauren previously worked as an assistant editor on the award-winning documentary, Seed:The Untold Story which aired on PBS. She has served as a teaching assistant at the California Institute of the Arts and Duke University, providing guidance in cinematography and post-production.  

In the summer of 2016, Lauren was selected as a J. Kirk Felsman Fellow by the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke granting her the opportunity to travel to Kolkata, India.

Lauren was also recognized by the University Film & Video Association and Kodak as an Emerging Global talent in film. Additionally, her short film, The Gibbons of Santa Clarita was awarded the Kodak Student Scholarship Gold Award.

For her thesis film, Lauren completed a feature length film titled Huro Huro, which premiered at the Full Frame Theater in Durham, North Carolina. 

Upon the completion of her Masters, Lauren was selected as a Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow by the Center of the Documentary Studies at Duke for the 2017-2018 academic year. Lauren currently works as a producer at Blue Chalk Media located in Portland, Oregon.