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Maren Lavelle

Maren Lavelle is an NYC-based film and television director. In 2022, Maren was selected as one of Shoot Online’s 2022 New Director’s of the Year, having her work screened at the DGA Theatre in NYC.

Maren is a co-founder of production company One-Eyed Rabbit and its annual Black Screenwriters Grant. Maren has directed the award-winning films WENDY (Best Short / New York City Indie Theatre Film Festival), KEEPER (Best Drama Film / Blackbird Film Festival), and MAYA (Best Writer of a Short / Chain Film Festival). Maren is currently in the post-production process for One-Eyed Rabbit’s upcoming psychological horror film, CLIFTON PARK, about theater and cults.

Maren is motivated to direct dynamic and nuanced character driven material, especially work that highlights underrepresented communities with a focus on women and queer stories. Maren graduated from Pace University with a B.F.A in Acting. She transitioned from acting to playwriting with her plays premiering in various Off-Broadway venues and was an original member of the Jose Rivera Writers Group.

Maren’s passion for uplifting women and LGBTQIA+ characters empowers her to tackle complex themes in her work. Maren brings a determined and fun atmosphere to set, ready to sift through the dirt to discover breakthrough moments with her collaborators, while ensuring she makes her day with time to spare.

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