Lara Jean Gallagher

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Originally from rural Pennsylvania, Writer/Director Lara Jean Gallagher earned her MFA in film directing from Columbia University. Her work ranges from large commercial campaigns for global brands like Nike, Google, and EA Games to narrative, character-driven films and music videos. Her award-winning shorts and music videos have screened at film festivals worldwide and online via Short Of The Week, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and NPR.


Lara’s debut narrative feature film, Clementine, premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and received a nomination for Best Narrative Feature Film. Supported by Tribeca Institute, the Sundance Institute, Film Independent, and IFP, Clementine received acclamatory reviews from Variety and, among other notable publications and outlets.


Lara currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California and Portland, Oregon.

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