Hi there! I'm Laura, an award-winning film director. I have directed several projects including Belonging and Dreaming Whilst Black, all of which have been selected to play at major festival, the latest having been selected for over 33 festivals and received over 65 nominations and 36 wins.
In the last few years, I have been developing several projects like my first feature, A Carrinha, an international co-production with Take it Easy (Portugal) and Buriti Filmes (Brazil). I have also been working with a company in the United States, Foreign Nationals, for a second feature entitled, Salomé.
I am currently developing with my mentor Marian Sanchez Carniglia a line of workshops about pitching and creative storytelling that will come out in 2021.
SHINE A LIGHT
Directed and produced a short documentary on ADHD for MiND, a european organisation for researching ADHD and autism.
A 4Quarter Films Production with cinematography by Caleb Wissun-Bhide.
LET THERE BE LIGHT
Directed and produced this sci-fi mockumentary short-film for the Portuguese Physics Society within the scope of the International Year of Light. The short was part of the Creative Mind section in Cannes Festival 2016.
DREAMING WHILST BLACK
Directed the first and eighth episode of the award-winning mini series by 4Quarter Films. The show has been awarded best web series at LAL Film Festival 2018. Also got nominated for several other festivals including ITV Fest and for best director on UK Web Fest.
BOCA DO INFERNO
Directed a graduate project for Met Film School. The film has been selected for the Student Art Festival in Florida, UCDI Film Festival, Faro Film Festival, Visionaria Film Festival and First Step Film Festival.
Directed and produced an award-winning script. The film is part of the official selection of RIFF 2015, NYCIFF 2015, Sharjah International Children Film Festival 2016 and participated at the Short Film Corner 2015. It has also won the 1st prize for the script at Shore Scripts 2014.
Directing and writing her first feature film in co-production with Take It Easy Filmes and Buriti Filmes and support from RTP.
Directing a short film about sexual assault and abuse set in the high escort world of NYC. Production by Foreign Nationals LTD.
Directing a feature film about how PTSD and the effects of sexual assault on a child affect them later in life. Production by Foreign Nationals LTD.
Directing a science-fiction short-film loosely based on the work of fiction by Fred Hoyle about a mysterious cloud of gas that approaches the earth and destroys most of the life on the planet.
Time of Death
Directing a science-fiction short film in a world where people can make a test to determine their date of death.