Lauren Ludwig

Lauren is an LA-based director, writer, and maker of things. Her work has earned a Hollywood Fringe Festival “Best of Comedy” Award, an LA Weekly “GO," and a Chicago Reader “Critic’s Choice” distinction. You can see more of Lauren’s work at


A father rules a made-up nation with his family as his only subjects. When his son takes the mission too far and his daughter questions everything, he fights for power in the face of family, country, and reality.

An American Video Store

Taking place over 3 pivotal moments in the history of the American Video Store, our intimate story of clerks and customers examines the rise and fall of a cultural phenomenon that defined a generation.