Lauri Faggioni is a director, production designer and choreographer.
She began her career as a fiber artist, producing and showcasing her work at Lake, a gallery and antiques store she opened in 2001 in New York's East Village. It was there that she met French director, Michel Gondry, and the two began an extensive collaboration.
Faggioni has worked as a production designer and prop-maker on numerous projects with Gondry, earning both MTV and MVPA awards for her work on Steriogram's ‘Walkie Talkie Man’ and Gary Jules' Mad World’, which saw her expanding into choreography. She was the designer of animals and accessories for the feature film, 'The Science of Sleep'. She collaborated on numerous music videos and commercials with directors Johan Renck, The Pelorian Brothers, and Ellen von Unwerth, among others. Lauri has also served as the production designer on the feature films, ‘Dave Chappells Block Party’, ‘Downloading Nancy’ and the upcoming ‘Untitled Keith Richards’ documentary, directed by Johnny Depp. She recently designed the short film ‘As Told to G/d Thyself’ directed by Bradford Young, Terence Nance, Jenn Nkiru, Marc Thomas and Kazi Washington - known as the Ummah Chroma collective. Her commercial clients include such brands as H&M, Escada, Lexus and Talk Talk.
Lauri's directorial debut, the video for Devendra Banhart's "A Ribbon" premiered at New York's Museum of Modern Art, and went on to win 'Best Animated Video' at the MVPA awards that year. She has since directed films for celebrated artists, Bright Eyes, Iron And Wine, Monsters Of Folk, A Fine Frenzy and Blonde Redhead.
Her documentary film, ‘Wykoff Place’, executive produced by Ridley Scott, won the jury award for Best Documentary at both the Los Angeles Short Film Festival and the St. Louis International Film Festival. The film was commissioned and broadcast by USA Network as part of the ‘Character Project’ series. She is currently filming her documentary film ‘A Year in Color’ throughout Central and South America.