Lara Gallagher is a writer and director originally from rural Pennsylvania. She studied film production and English at Penn State and earned an MFA in film directing from Columbia University. 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, and have been included in year-end ‘best of’ lists by Paste Magazine and Buzzfeed. Gallagher’s debut feature film, Clementine, premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and was nominated for best narrative feature film. Clementine was supported by Tribeca Institute, the Sundance Institute, Film Independent, and IFP, and was the only U.S.-based project invited to the 2016 Venice Biennale College-Cinema Development Lab. The film was awarded best cinematography and best narrative feature film at the Bend Film Festival and received favorable reviews from Variety and Rogerebert.com. Clementine is distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories. Most recently, Gallagher was awarded the SFFILM Westridge Grant from the San Francisco Film Society for her coming of age horror film, Red Mother, being produced with XYZ Films. Lara lives in Los Angeles.