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Laura Seixas is a Portuguese film and tv director.


With 7 years of experience directing shorts, webseries and corporate content, Laura has accumulated several successes and awards under her belt. She is co-creator of the TV show Dreaming Whilst Black for BBC3 / A24 which is based on the renowned UK webseries of the same name. The series was selected for over 33 festivals, received over 65 nominations and 36 wins and the young creative landed several awards for directing with the pilot episode. 

Laura was part of the show Contado Por Mulheres where she directed one of the episodes, Serpentina. The show is a co-production from Ukbar Filmes, RTP and Krakow Film Klaster and is set to premiere later this year on primetime on RTP in Portugal before following to international audiences.

More recently, she has directed two episodes for the returning series " A Espia" featuring Daniela Ruah and Diogo Morgado for the Portuguese National Television. 


Laura is a 2021 finalist on the Directors UK mentoring program Inspire. She is currently in pre-production for the short-film Salomé that will be shot in NYC. 






Laura Seixas, the Portuguese contribution to the success Dreaming Whilst Black - Diário de Notícias

"A few days ago, the series that marked the beginning of a young Portuguese woman's career in England premiered on Filmin. Dreaming in Black has a star called Adjani Salmon, but at its origins is a friends' project of which Laura Seixas is part. DN spoke to the co-creator of this British hit."


Why the Global Film Sector Is Making the Pilgrimage to Portugal - Hollywood Reporter

"On the local level, one of the country’s most ambitious new television projects — Told by Women — will see 10 female Portuguese directors, including Diana Antunes, Fabiana Tavares, Laura Seixas and Rita Barbosa, adapt 10 classics of Portuguese literature for the small screen."

Told by Women, ten television films directed by women, in production - Cineuropa

"A project which, according to producers Pandora da Cunha Telles and Pablo Iraola, is an “unprecedented empowerment program that will allow ten talented professionals to reach national and international markets.” "

From Producer To Makeup Artist with Laura Seixas - Doughty Podcast

"In this episode, host Mariana Feijó chats with filmmaker, writer, director Laura Seixas about artist's vulnerability and the need for a thick skin. As two EU citizens, from Portugal, immigrated in the UK, there's of course discussions about Brexit and some considerations about Salazar and the Portuguese dictatorship."

International Portuguese cinema success - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

"The film director Laura Seixas, that has received backing from the Gulbenkian Foundation, continues to pick up awards and nominations at international festivals."

"Fed-up with the lack of opportunities in their chosen field, four talented young filmmakers decided to take matters into their own hands. The result is 4Quarter Films – an innovative and inspiring company who are blazing their own trail."


"Com a Ana Galvão, a Laura falou de todo o processo de realização, das curtas, do filme que está em produção e da série sensação no youtube do Dreaming Whilst Black"




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