English alum Lauren Wilford, who graduated from SPU in 2013, has recently published The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs (Abrams, 2018), co-written by Lauren and her husband Ryan Stevenson. It’s a beautiful hardbound treasury of film studies, filmmaker interviews, and photography that together bring to life an extravagant animated feature. And in December, GKids will release a 30th-anniversary edition of the Studio Ghibli classic My Neighbor Totoro, which will feature Lauren’s essay “Towards a True Children’s Cinema: On My Neighbor Totoro.”
Lauren has risen in five short years to Senior Editor position at the film criticism website Bright Wall Dark Room. Her work is so widely respected that some of her essays have been republished at RogerEbert.com . It’s also been published by Vice, The Other Journal, Christianity Today, Gradient, and Christ and Pop Culture.
Lauren and Ryan live and collaborate in Providence, Rhode Island. You can follow her work on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and Letterboxd.