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Lorien Haynes

In 2013, Oscar nominated director Amy Berg asked Lorien to write and produce her documentary feature about child abuse in Hollywood: An Open Secret - released 2015. For the last two years, Lorien has been producing and starring in Everything I Ever Wanted to Tell My Daughter About Men. 23 short films, directed by 21 women, which has been edited to make one feature film to support survivors of abuse and domestic violence.

Everything I Ever Wanted to Tell My Daughter About Men was in competition and nominated for Best Narrative Feature at this year’s Austin Film Festival.

As a play, Everything I Ever Wanted to Tell My Daughter About Men, premiered at The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe in March 2020. And at The Wallis Annenberg in LA in March 2019.

Lorien’s screenplay adaptation of her first play, Good Grief, was shortlisted for the NYWIFT Writers Lab and for the WGAW Feature Access Project. It reached the final 12 women writers of The Academy Nicholl Fellowship.

Good Grief the play, was work-shopped for New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theatre season with John Slattery directing and at The Donmar Warehouse, with Fiona Buffini and starring Saffron Burrows. The One Act version of Good Grief has just been produced as a virtual event by Platform Presents; starring Sian Clifford and Nikesh Patel.

Lorien’s next film script, The Lift, about the loss of immigration and reproductive rights, won Best Screenplay at The Paris Independent Film Festival in 2020. She is currently writing, producing and performing in PUNCHED – An Evening of Survivors Stories - Supporting the Global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence in London’s West End.