Laura is a writer/director working in film and theatre. She is currently taking part in the National Film and Television School’s Director Workshop scheme where she will shoot an original short film. She developed ‘The Bone Woman’ a feature film project with Vita Nova Films and her short film ‘The Lost Girl’ with Conundrum Films. In 2013 she directed and produced a poetry film, Letter to a Minnesota Prison, a project commissioned to commemorate the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech.
She was previously a finalist in Channel 4’s Coming Up new talent scheme and has been funded through the ‘Triangle’ scheme to write and direct a film teaser for her first feature, Unconditional. She developed the script alongside industry mentor Ivana MacKinnon as part of the ‘Film4ward’ scheme.
Laura created and directed the music video for The Guillemots single ‘I Don’t Feel Amazing Now’. She wrote and directed her short film ‘Between You and Me,’ as part of the UK Film Council’s ‘Digital Shorts Scheme’ in 2010. Her earlier film ‘Blind Eye’ was also funded as part of the Scheme. ‘Blind Eye’ screened in the official selection at the Palm Springs Shortfest, the Newport film Festival and the Athena festival in New York.
Laura’s stage plays have been performed at Theatre Royal, Live Theatre, Northern Stage and the Alnwick Playhouse. Her Play ‘He’s Coming’, toured as part of the New Writing North/Northumberland Theatre Company’s ‘4Play’ Scheme.