Form & Pressure Films

Form & Pressure Films is an independent film production company based in New York City. Founded by Tim Eliot and Lauren Sowa in 2016, Form & Pressure produces socially relevant content for film and new media. We are dedicated to the women in film movement and to diversity in front of and behind the camera.

Form & Pressure’s Founders:

Lauren Sowa

Lauren recently produced and directed Midsummer 3.2, an exploration of Shakespeare on screen. She and Tim Eliot founded Form & Pressure to tell stories that inspire and provoke thought, while encouraging diversity and equality on set and on screen. As an actor, Lauren has been featured in the films 42 Seconds of Happiness, Café Artist, The Rainbow Experiment, and The Devil’s Well. Upcoming: Paris is in Harlem. She received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Proud member of SAG-AFTRA. laurensowa.com

Tim Eliot

Tim has been featured on Boardwalk Empire, The 3Bits, and duder, and in the films The Rainbow Experiment and Seven Lovers. Tim has studied with Bill Esper, Bob Krakower, and David Hammond. Tim was a producer on the indie feature Seven Lovers, and on several short films. As a writer, he primarily writes dramaturgical guides to Shakespeare. The deepening humanitarian crisis surrounding immigration enforcement in America, especially in the increasingly nativist political climate, has inspired Form & Pressure’s latest film Marisol, as a plea for understanding, empathy, and clear moral action. Tim holds an MFA from the Harvard/ART program and a BA from Yale. Proud member of SAG-AFTRA. timeliot.com