“I’m inspired by the strange and sublime, taking reference from the peculiarities of everyday life, to create intimate films with a bold visual style.” -Laura
Laura is a drama and comedy director who works across Film, TV and commercials. Italian-Australian by birth, she is based in London and works worldwide. Her short films have screened at Film festivals internationally including BFI Flare, Sundance, Oberhausen, Cyprus Film Days and Cinema des Antipodes at Festival de Cannes.
Actors she has directed include Jessica Hecht (Breaking Bad), Daniel Henshall (Turn, OKJA, Snowtown), Susan Prior (Animal Kingdom), Sarah Snook (The Dressmaker, Black Mirror) and Alex Dim- itriades (The Principal). Laura started her filmmaking career creating narrative and documentary content for Sydney Theatre Company under the artistic directorship of Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton.
Laura directed the viral hit The Language of Love, showcased at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in partnership with YouTube and screened by The Ellen Degeneres Show, PBS, The Huffington Post, Stephen Fry, Buzzfeed and The Guardian. Laura was awarded the European Union Film Award for her short The Orchard (selected for Cinema des Antipodes, 66th Festival de Cannes) and nominated for best director and best screenplay at the St Kilda Film Festival for Ricochet. Her recent work includes The Passion short films Alice and A Lovesong for Artology/ On the Deck Productions; Should’ve Been You, a one-shot music promo for Imelda May; dance film Shadow/Self and Salute The Lioness for Channel 4 / The FA.
Laura was selected for the Raising Films/ BFI/ Director’s UK scheme Making it Possible where she was mentored by Hope Dickson-Leach (The Leveling) and is currently a member of BAFTA crew. In 2018 she will take part in the prestigious WFTV mentorship scheme after being one of four directors selected from across the UK.
Laura’s first feature, Ring Road, is currently in development with Silver Salt Films.