Lauren McGarrett is an award-winning filmmaker and video producer native to South Florida. Many of her films focus on telling the stories of often marginalized individuals with the goal of creating a greater understanding between different groups of people. At 21, she formed her own production company, Prize Box Productions. Mental health, discrimination and immigration are just a few of the topics her films have drawn inspiration from. Her music videos have won awards at Miami Urban Music and Film Festival and the Oski awards, while her films “Foggy Sky” and “Sugar, Spice & Sacrifice” have aired nationally on PBS stations.