Director Lauren Z. Ray grew up in a small town called Logansport, Indiana.
She enjoyed making videos as a kid with their family videocamera and roping all her friends to be in them. After graduating High School, she moved to New York City to attend acting school at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.
After completing the program, she then moved to Los Angeles where she was an actress in several t.v. shows and commercials. Stepping behind the camera for the first time in her documentary film ‘Welcome to Monterey’, she returned to her home state of Indiana to follow her passion to document her family and the small town they are from.
She now travels the world full-time working as the director for a hit YouTube channel.
This is her debut as a director in 'Welcome to Monterey'.