Lauren Ciaravalli's first short film, a teen comedy called Tryouts, was warmly received by festivals, premiering at the 2013 Sarasota Film Festival. Her senior thesis, Dream Date, was honored as Finalist for Directing at NYU's First Run Film Festival and received a screenwriting award. While at NYU, Lauren served as Co-Director of the Fusion Film Festival, studied under Courtney Hunt and Susan Seidelman. She graduated with a BFA in Film & Television and a minor in Spanish in May 2013. She is currently writing at Nickelodeon within the Nick Writing Program.