Why am I here? To tell stories. Stories that inspire, uplift, and ask questions. Stories that make an audience think and feel and want to change. I'm a PNWer so I have a natural affinity for all things outdoorsy, adventursome, and different.
I have co-produced a feature length drama, acted in shorts/commercials/etc and worked on everything from weddings to prominent TV series to "love" projects. My passion and dedication to my craft is what keeps me constantly pursuing this difficult career field. Every challenge is an opportunity, every stumble a lesson.
Let's create some amazing films and show the world what we're made of.
Name: Lauren McKean
Lives in: Portland, Oregon
Occupation: Actor, Line Producer, Producer, Production Manager and Screenwriter
Unique traits: Basic Stunts, Horseback Riding (English/Western), Dance (Ballroom/Swing/Jazz/Hip Hop/Break Dance), Boating (Canoeing/Kayaking/Paddle boarding), Yoga, Whip Cracking, Sports (Volleyball/Basketball/Soccer/Ping Pong/Tennis), Shooting
Series by Dead Drift Vanessa Penny Palabras, 17, has experienced the paranormal for years. She knows that things aren't always what they seem. Now, she's tormented by a malevolent entity called the Straw Man. As she searches for ways to banish him from her life, she's haunted by more than ghosts. Her nightmares won't let her sleep, her friends and family can't understand, and the Straw Man is getting more powerful every day.
Film by Jill Murphy Long (Short, Drama, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Actress
Film (short) by Ellipsis Studios Actress/Producer Sent on one last geocaching adventure a young man must find his way through his grief as he is reminded of all the twists and turns in this life.
Film (short) by Jonathan Reed Writer / Producer Who we are on the outside rarely reflects the struggles we have on the inside as an unemployed, deadbeat dad and aspiring model soon come to realize.
Film by Center for Creative Media / Daniel Blankenship Co-Producer A high school student must come to terms with his belief in God and decide whether or not he will stand for someone so unpopular.
Film by Center for Creative Media / Doug Rittenhouse Associate Producer A two night movie theater event released in hundreds of theaters across North America focused on youth revival.