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Hey, I'm Laura!

Los Angeles, California

I've been directing for 20+ years in theater and film.  I'm very excited to be finishing up my my feature film, "Rich Kids", and sharing it with the world!

 

I'm a WIMP and I love supporting other WIMPS.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Funny Brown People

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Family

An immigrant working class Mexican-American family tries to make sense of each other and the world they’re assimilating into.

107%

This project got the green light!

Disfluency

Commerce Charter Township Feature
Drama, Comedy

Jane spends the summer after college at her family's lake house where she continues to cope with PTSD after date rape.

124%

This project got the green light!

Oniphron

Portland Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A tale about a homeless immortal woman taken in by a Portlander.

85%

This project got the green light!

Endless Light

Fairbanks Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

Returning home, a bipolar woman attempts to decipher her brother's suicide through occult intervention with Alaska's wilderness.

101%

This project got the green light!

RUNAROUND SUE

Natchitoches Feature
Drama, Music

RUNAROUND SUE is a small-town Southern bartender known for breaking hearts... until THE WANDERER comes to town.

103%

This project got the green light!

Feeling Through

New York Short
Drama

The unlikely connection between a teen without a home and a deafblind man.

83%

This project got the green light!

Passion & Progress

Lakeland Series
Documentary

When people of color set out an ambitious goal to reach their highest potential, only to be faced with societal barriers.

110%

This project got the green light!

I Friggin Love you

Los Angeles Series
Drama, Romantic Comedy

Love can make you or break you.

91%

This project got the green light!

STiGMA

Atlanta Series
Drama

As Senator Ingram stares down an easy reelection, things become unstable when he is diagnosed with a mental illness.

113%

This project got the green light!

The Vth Column

Los Angeles Series
Horror, Sci-Fi

Horror/Scifi series. Episode 1. A couple flees from a stranger, who refused to let them out of his car, after hitching a ride.

102%

This project got the green light!

Someone Will Assist You Shortly

Hampton Bays Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A gay hospice nurse climbs back into the closet to care for his abusive dad and the behaviorally challenging nephew he never knew he had.

81%

This project got the green light!

Deserters

New York Short
Drama

At an engagement celebration, an ex-nihilo woman confronts the boundaries of loyalty when her affluent in-laws' secrets come to light.

118%

This project got the green light!

Miles Underwater

San Antonio Feature
Drama, Family

13-year-old Miles is struggling to find where he belongs when an unusual event forces him to face his biggest fear and take a leap of faith.

106%

This project got the green light!

Shedding - a feature film

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A cat who longs to explore the outside world transforms into a human and helps heal a broken family.

102%

This project got the green light!

Maiden

New York Feature
Horror, Thriller

While passing through a small town, a modern-day witch must fight her way through a cult of men to find a young woman who’s disappeared.

100%

This project got the green light!

Displaced

New York Feature
Horror

A young black man in Brooklyn must prove his new white neighbors are emissaries from the Satanic cult they both survived as children.

103%

This project got the green light!

The NEW FREEDOM

Denver Feature
Horror, Thriller

It's not just about survival. It's about a community.

124%

This project got the green light!

Seed of Doubt

Rochester Feature
Thriller

Melissa and Scott’s dream home turns into a nightmare when they take on new tenants to make ends meet.

80%

This project got the green light!

Agent of Change

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A secret agent is on a mission to save the future of food, and as a transgender man, save humanity... one gender stereotype at a time.

100%

This project got the green light!

Passive Aggressive Dads

Blue Hill Short
Comedy

Two dads try to spend a nice day at the park with their daughters and end up avenging their life's failures upon a group of obnoxious teens.

137%

This project got the green light!

The Unknown Country

Dallas Feature
Adventure, Experimental

The discovery of a forgotten family photograph sends Isabella on a journey through the belly of America. In her solitary quest, she navigate

100%

This project got the green light!

Comedic Timing

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

An improv teacher helps her all-women class sort out their personal lives as hers careens out of control.

106%

This project got the green light!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

New York Festival
Film-related Business, Shorts Program

Show us your film. We'll show you success.

81%

This project got the green light!

Pozole

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.

112%

This project got the green light!

2 WEEKS

New York Short
Drama, Horror

2 WEEKS accompanies Tanya as she explores what it means to be asexual in a committed relationship and an actor in a “sex sells” world.

101%

This project got the green light!

Misdirection: a short film

Los Angeles Short
LGBTQ, Comedy

A college freshman falls in love with close-up magic as an escape from her unrequited crush on her roommate and her undiagnosed OCD.

106%

This project got the green light!

Pretty Dudes - Season Two

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

The "pretty boy curse" may be over, but is their luck changing for the better? The Dudes make new friends and face new challenges.

88%

This project got the green light!

Wise Gals

Boston Short
Crime, Drama

In an alternate 1980s underground, organized crime is ruled by women. Up-and-coming mobster Sophia is ready to take the throne.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Pet Peeve Police

Los Angeles Series
Adventure, Comedy

Ridding the world of inconsiderate douches one pet peeve at a time.

90%

This project got the green light!

Aloha

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Family

Aloha follows one new mom's quest to find the perfect birth announcement after the delivery of her baby doesn't go quite as planned.

81%

This project got the green light!

Little Evil Bookshop

Seattle Feature
Comedy, Satire

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

83%

This project got the green light!

Stormie

Santa Maria Feature
Biography, Drama

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

151%

This project got the green light!

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin Feature
Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.

105%

This project got the green light!

ACID TEST (feature film)

Houston Feature
Comedy, Drama

The absurdly dramatic coming-of-age story of a teenage girl who launches a rebellion when she drops acid and goes home to her parents.

94%

This project got the green light!

D.I.Y.

Philadelphia Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

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

125%

This project got the green light!

Xerxes

Jersey City Feature
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.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Wonderful World of Hunter Wood

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

An eccentric young man goes to outrageous lengths to woo the new girl in the neighborhood.

88%

This project got the green light!

Coast

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Romance

A couple journeys up the California coastline, exploring their history and undeniable connection.

89%

This project got the green light!

Bloody Maria

Los Angeles Series
Horror, Comedy

Rival catholic school cholas must join together with supernatural powers in order to stop Lupe Velez, an evil chola spirit released in East

86%

This project got the green light!

The Business of Being a Dog

New York Series
Comedy

Two doggy inventors fight the clock on an impossible deadline to get their latest dog toy to market. Balls, Bones, Business meetings.

83%

This project got the green light!

Rich Kids

Houston Feature
Drama

A group of Latino teens in a poor community break into Los Ricos, a local mansion, to forget their difficult lives and live a different one.

101%

This project got the green light!

CUT

Middletown Short
Action, Sci-Fi

The story of two best friends trapped in an unwed mothers home who fight to hold onto their memories, and ultimately their friendship.

103%

This project got the green light!

Stunt Mom

New York Short
Comedy, Family

She's an ordinary mom that cooks and cleans but as a professional stunt woman she also flips, falls and fights!

100%

This project got the green light!

Bitter Taste

New York Short
Drama

A dark drama about a Scottish Michelin-star Chef who relives memories of his childhood through cooking.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Invaders

New York Short
Horror, Thriller

When a girl is followed on her way home, she finds herself facing a sinister force that threatens her entire existence.

278%

This project got the green light!

Bench

Boston Series
Drama

A family is tested by issues ranging from homelessness to infertility. Moving from one generation to the next, can Love conquer all?

85%

This project got the green light!

Make Out Party

Chicago Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

Make Out Party is a queer high-style, no budget comedy of errors set against the colorful backdrop of the Chicago underground.

103%

This project got the green light!

Pulling Wool

New York Feature
Action, Comedy

A two hander about a platonic best-friendship that culminates in a city wide search for $7,000 to pay off gambling debt and save their lives

92%

This project got the green light!

Interference

New York Short
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.

85%

This project got the green light!

Blood Loss

Philadelphia Short
Comedy, Drama

A dark comedy about a crazed painter drifting through his existence on autopilot until he must choose which he values more: his life or his

81%

This project got the green light!

Cinematcher - Lights.Camera.Connect.

New York Company
Film-related Business, Filmmaker Resource

Hire and Get Hired for Film, TV and Digital Projects Instantly - globally

83%

This project got the green light!

CASHED

New York Short
Comedy, Drama

Suddenly unemployed on her 25th birthday, Jess struggles to find peace (and pot) amidst the unique obstacles of life as a Millennial in NYC.

117%

This project got the green light!

FLYBY

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

When a passing asteroid changes the way people experience time, one couple discovers that their life together is quickly slipping away.

100%

This project got the green light!

Corporately Challenged

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

A (somewhat) recent college graduate lands her first real job working with an eccentric group in corporate America.

104%

This project got the green light!

An Act of Terror

Charlotte Short
Drama, History

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.

150%

This project got the green light!

Exposure

Pepin Feature
Romance, LGBTQ

Two women set off on separate journeys of self-reflection and contemplation. What happened between them? How did the relationship die?

100%

This project got the green light!

Odette

Portsmouth Short
Comedy, Horror

A curse. A small town. Two adventures trying to save the world and get some pancakes.. #Not Another Zombie Cowboy Love Story

86%

This project got the green light!

Forbidden Steps

Los Angeles Feature
Global Celebration, Family

A Muslim police officer stuck between his dancer daughter & orthodox father must grapple with ties to tradition & his own American dream.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Adventures of Penny Patterson

New York Short
Comedy, Teen

Penny faces growing obstacles to winning the science fair after her boyfriend becomes a superhero.

90%

This project got the green light!

Her-POW! New Adventures of Vintage Comic Book Heroines!

Los Angeles Series
Action, Other

All new live-action adventures from 3 heroines from the Golden Age of comic books: The Woman in Red, The Veiled Avenger, and Ghost Woman!

88%

This project got the green light!

Quality Problems

Burbank Feature
Comedy

Poster Family To-Do-list: Throw perfect eight-year-old's birthday party, find wandering Grandpa and deal with cancer in the left boob.

102%

This project got the green light!

EUTHANASIA

Washington Short
Drama, Thriller

A short film about a woman who euthanizes those who want to die while struggling with her own will to live.

86%

This project got the green light!

OR DIE TRYING

Los Angeles Series
Drama

Four ambitious women attempt to achieve their own definition of success while dealing with the struggles of being a millennial in Hollywood.

82%

This project got the green light!

The Benefits of Gusbandry

Portland Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Love is so gay. One Woman, One Man, a lot of weed, a little crying and NO sexual attraction whatsoever. "Hilarious, irreverent.." - OUT.com

103%

This project got the green light!

HH

New York Feature
Sci-Fi, Thriller

Trapped in a strange facility, prisoners must solve puzzles and learn to trust each other while dealing with the virtual warden, a talking c

105%

This project got the green light!

A Little Water

New York Feature
Romance, Drama

On the anniversary of a tragic accident 4 people reunite for a weekend at the lake. A Little Water is a story about the secrets we keep.

114%

This project got the green light!

Vida

Los Angeles Short
LGBTQ, Horror

A closeted musical prodigy turned baby vamp must stifle her cravings, risk having sex with her roommate or suck her small-town campus dry.

81%

This project got the green light!

Baato

Sankhuwasabha Feature
Documentary

Deep in the Himalayan mountains the first road is coming, and this new highway to China will change Nepali village life forever.

101%

This project got the green light!

Rich Kids

Houston Feature
Drama, Teen

A group of Latino teens in a poor community break into Los Ricos, a local mansion, to forget their difficult lives and live a different one.

105%

This project got the green light!

Tales from Shaolin Part One - "Shakey Dog"

Philadelphia Short
Action, Crime

In the Slums of Shaolin, No Score is Simple.

112%

This project got the green light!

Mickey Reece's 'Alien'

Oklahoma City Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A reimagining of the early years of Elvis and Priscilla's infamous married life told through the eyes of Priscilla.

80%

This project got the green light!

Girl Clown the Feature Film

New York Feature
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

A quirky romantic comedy about a mousy woman who attempts to overcome her shyness by becoming a clown. Based on the award-winning short.

118%

This project got the green light!

Keep Me Posted

New York Series
Comedy, Drama

A biting look at the impact of texting and social media on the lives of three childhood friends.

83%

This project got the green light!

Mrs. Drake

Denver Short
Drama

It takes courage and strength to raise a child but it's constant doubt that consumes a parent.

84%

This project got the green light!

Devoti Tutti

Catania Feature
Documentary

Saint Agatha of Catania was killed for resisting the advances of a Roman governor. Her story has always been told by men — until now.

135%

This project got the green light!

Alexandra the Great

Los Angeles Series
Drama

An experienced life coach struggles to find her balance in the aftermath of a broken relationship.

86%

This project got the green light!

Black Kungfu Chick

Los Angeles Series
Action, Drama

Just an ordinary girl from South LA learns kungfu from her premed teacher to protect her community from local menaces in more ways than one.

90%

This project got the green light!

Helen

Los Angeles Short
Action, Horror

An office all-nighter becomes a living nightmare as a FURY haunts Helen, until she faces her demons both within and without.

200%

This project got the green light!

Shelby's Vacation

Los Angeles Short
Romance, LGBTQ

Vacationer Shelby and mountain resort manager Carol go on a healing journey of learning why they cling to unrealistic romantic fantasies.

91%

This project got the green light!

Camp Reel Stories

Oakland Company
Teen

Camp Reel Stories believes that when women and girls are better represented behind the scenes they will be better reflected on the screen.

101%

This project got the green light!

Acute Failure

Los Angeles Feature
Drama

A young, sick Los Angeles actress visits her small hometown for a weekend to get evaluated for a kidney transplant.

102%

This project got the green light!

ACID TEST (short film)

Houston Short
Drama, Family

A short film about dropping acid and going home to your parents! Trip alongside Jenny as her concert night turns into family absurdity.

89%

This project got the green light!

Ordinary

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Recently diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Janie, ventures to LA where she finds freedom inspired by a friendship with the fantastical Pixie.

83%

This project got the green light!

The Ladies Almanack

Chicago Feature
LGBTQ, Experimental

Hélène Cixous, Eileen Myles, Guinevere Turner, & more star in the epic tribute to women's writing.

114%

This project got the green light!

37 Problems

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

A single 37 year-old screenwriter is totally focused on her career until she finds out she has one egg left.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Stone & The Stars

Bloomington Short
Drama

The Stone & The Stars is a short film that explores friendship, fear, and how the people we love lead us home.

103%

This project got the green light!

Red Star

Santa Monica Feature
Documentary

Fifty years ago, one man escaped Communist Czechoslovakia by swimming the river to freedom. RED STAR will retrace his journey.

100%

This project got the green light!

Girl Trip

Sacramento Short
Comedy, Horror

Best friends take a road trip that ends in bloodshed.

106%

This project got the green light!

Kinesthesia

Los Angeles Short
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.

141%

This project got the green light!

Of Dust and Bones

Santa Monica Feature
Drama

A desert recluse is visited by her dead husband's best friend, who arrives with an unsettling agenda.

88%

This project got the green light!

The wHOLE

Los Angeles Series
Drama

“The wHOLE” is a gritty drama illuminating solitary confinement made in collaboration with those closest to the issue.

81%

This project got the green light!

Wedlocked

Los Angeles Short
LGBTQ, Satire

Not one to be held back by unfair legislation, Sydney outsmarts the web of laws keeping her tied down and unable to get divorced.

90%

This project got the green light!

Auld Lang Syne

Los Angeles Feature
Comedy, Drama

An annual New Year’s Eve party becomes occasion for disaster as three couples' lives unravel spectacularly over the course of the evening.

80%

This project got the green light!

Cross

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Film-Noir

A young Filipino backyard boxer enters a Mexican fight ring in the San Fernando Valley.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Grid: Zombie Outlet Maul

Feature
Animation, Comedy

Electrical devices come to life after a nuclear plant explosion.

81%

This project got the green light!

Rez

Short
Drama

An Ojibwe boy searches for a safe place for he and his young sister on the Leech Lake reservation.

118%

This project got the green light!

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