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Laura is a filmmaker from New York City. They were named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film, as well as an IFP Emerging Storyteller.
They directed the pilot of the sci-fi/comedy series, ‘neurotica’ (starring Karen Gillan and Jon Bass), which premiered April 2019 at the Tribeca Film Festival and won Best Director for a Comedy Pilot at Seriesfest.
Their short, ‘Allen Anders – Live at the Comedy Castle (circa 1987) premiered at SXSW 2018. Their previous short, ‘Fry Day’, screened at SXSW and Tribeca in 2017. ‘Fry Day’ has since screened at over 50 international festivals and won 19 awards, including the top shorts prizes at Melbourne, Miami, New Hampshire and Hollyshorts. It is currently available on the Criterion Channel.
This January, Laura and their writing partner, Brendan O’Brien were fellows at the 2020 Sundance Screenwriters Lab, developing their horror feature ‘birth/rebirth’, an all-female redux of the Frankenstein myth.