Laura is an award-winning, Sydney based screenwriter and director with twelve years experience in film production. In 2014, she graduated from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) with a Master of Screen Arts in drama directing and development.
After cutting her teeth directing music videos, Laura was quickly recognised as a young Australian filmmaker to watch, ranking as a Top Three Finalist in the QANTAS Spirit of Youth Awards (SOYA). Laura’s short film, Comfortable, premiered in official competition at the Sydney Film Festival Dendy Awards and won Best Film and Best Director at the World of Women Film Festival. Her most recent short, Happy, premiered at Palm Springs and is currently touring the festival circuit internationally.
Laura studied a Bachelor of Film and Television Production at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She then worked her way through the camera and production departments on features, music videos and commercials. For over five years, she freelanced on Channel Ten promos, travelling the country to organise and oversee shoots with the likes of Asher Keddie, Kat Stewart, Matthew Le Nevez, George Negus, Josh Thomas and Shaun Micallef. Laura also worked as a camera operator documenting live music events. As a cinematographer, she won a Gold ACS Award (Australian Cinematography Society) for her work on the short film, Stopping All Stations.
PERFORMANCE and DANCE
Laura studied screen acting at NIDA and trained as a dancer for twelve years. She also spent two years studying improvisation and Japanese warrior training with the world-renowned Zen Zen Zo physical theatre company. Laura draws on her background in dance and cinematography to choreograph for the screen.