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Hey, I'm Laura!

Austin, Texas

Laura is a film producer who has worked on a diverse range of feature films, music videos, educational videos and documentaries.  Laura co-wrote, co-produced, and was the lead actress in the bi-lingual feature film “Harvest of Redemption” which won the Best Foreign Feature award at the International Family Film Festival in Hollywood, was distributed nationwide by Target and Walmart and is still periodically featured on the Mexican cinema channel CineLatino.  She considers “Harvest” her film school, because it taught her everything about production from the top to the bottom and pre-production to post production utilizing a modest $25k budget.   Laura has a Juris Doctor from Saint Mary’s University School of Law, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Communications, an Associate’s Degree in Theatre, and is a certified Technology Applications teacher in the state of Texas.  Laura began her entertainment career as a writer.  “No More Empty  Chairs” – the stage play which she co-wrote, was recognized by The National Coalition of Hispanic Health for outstanding advocacy of issues that affect Latinos.  Along with “The Place in Between,” Laura is currently producing and directing a feature documentary entitled “American Orange,” which explores the “mysterious” contamination and demise of an impoverished citrus producing Latino border community that coincidentally also housed an Agent Orange producing plant during the Vietnam War.  Laura has been a screenplay judge for Final Draft’s Big Break Script Competition, The American Screenwriter’s Association International Screenplay Competition, Scenarios USA’s “What’s The Real Deal” Screenplay Competition, and a consultant and panelist for The CineSol Latin Film Festival.  When she is not making indie films, Laura loves her full time job teaching Computer Science and Applications to middle school students.

 

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The Cold Days of Summer

Utica • Crime, Drama

A boxer battles injury, criminals, and an authoritarian school board to save his scholarship and learn the true cost of the American dream


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AUGGIE

Fairfield • Drama, Sci-Fi

Forced into early retirement, a man falls in love with his new augmented reality companion, driving away his wife and daughter.


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Drought

Wilmington • Comedy, Drama

The summer after high school, Sam searches for a better life for herself and younger brother with Autism.


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Lost Bayou

Lafayette • Drama, Family

A struggling addict ventures out into the Louisiana swamp to discover that her estranged faith healer father is hiding a troubling secret.


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Little Evil Bookshop

Seattle • Comedy, Satire

When the world's most powerful occult leader visits a modest mystic bookshop, its owner must impress him at all costs.


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Stormie

Santa Maria • Biography, Drama

An adopted Hispanic teenager looks for his birth family in an attempt to find his place of belonging.


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Bring Me an Avocado

San Francisco • Drama

When a violent encounter leaves Robin in a coma, her family ventures to maintain normalcy for her children while managing their own grief.


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The Place in Between

Austin • Comedy, Drama

What could possibly go wrong when a mom and her teenage daughter meet for the first time on a road trip across TX? . . . Everything.


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I'll Be Around

Los Angeles • Drama, Comedy

Against the backdrop of a post-punk music festival, a handful of 30-somethings deal with a wide variety of social and philosophical issues


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This Is Our Home

Media • Drama, Thriller

A struggling couple's weekend getaway goes awry when a child arrives in the middle of the night claiming he's their son.


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D.I.Y.

Philadelphia • Comedy, LGBTQ

A queer couple is determined to tie the knot their own way.


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Palace

Upland • Drama, Family

The family-fractured lives of a stubborn mechanic, a retired widower, and a repressed college student intertwine at a bar in rural Indiana.


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Epiphany

Tarpon Springs • Drama, Family

A young girl struggles to create a relationship with her father after the death of her aunt who raised her.


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Xerxes

Jersey City • Sci-Fi, Thriller

While recovering at his estranged childhood home from cochlear implant surgery, Xerxes spirals down the rabbit hole and may never climb out.


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Just Like The Men

Bellingham • Comedy, History

Two failing artists find a lost screenplay and decide to give history the middle finger.


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The Blue Whale

Catoosa • Teen, Drama

In 1980's rural Oklahoma a teenage boy meets a girl from California who helps him break out of his shell and learn the truth of his heritage


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Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles • Drama, Satire

A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.


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Interference

New York • Drama, Thriller

A violent altercation between a police officer and a black man left one person dead. A couple passing by must decide what they believe.


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Nonprofit Web Series

Portland • Comedy, Drama

A girl on a mission in America's whitest city.


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Kinesthesia

Los Angeles • Drama, Shorts Program

Frustrated at her inability to accurately remember a particular time of happiness in her life, Minny sets out to find it again.


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