Meet The Director

Laura Scrivano is a director of film, TV and commercials.

Most recently, she directed A Wilderness of Mirrors, the second of two feature-length episodes of ITV’s new detective series McDonald & Dodds, starring Jason Watkins (The Crown), Tala Gouveia, Joanna Scanlan (No Offence) and Hugh Dennis (Fleabag).

Other recent directing credits include HANNA for Amazon/Working Title/NBCU (2nd unit), The Letdown for Netflix (London unit), A Lovesong (an adaptation of T.S Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, starring Daniel Henshall, and award-winning short film Alice starring Sarah Snook (HBO’s Succession). Commercial spots include work for the FA, Budweiser, Scouts UK and Instagram.

Her debut feature, Ring Road, is currently in development with Silver Salt Films and has been awarded early development funding from the BFI Network. She is also in development on sci-fi series Sundowners, funded by Screen Australia, from The Language of Love producer Dan Prichard.

Laura’s work has been described as ‘beautifully honest’ (The Guardian), ‘fabulously brought to life’ (Stephen Fry),  ‘groundbreaking’ (Sydney Morning Herald), and ‘inspirational’ (PromoNews). Her shorts have screened at festivals internationally, including BFI Flare, Sundance, Oberhausen, Cyprus Film Days, Cinema des Antipodes at Festival de Cannes, and New York Fashion Week.

First-generation Italian-Australian from a small coastal mining town, Laura was raised on a mix of late-80s blockbusters, Australian gothic masterpieces and European avant garde – from Back to the Future to Bicycle Thieves, Picnic at Hanging Rock to Twin Peaks, and Labyrinth to La Jetée.

A graduate of the prestigious Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS), Laura spent two years working between NYC and LA before settling in London. Her work has been supported by BFI Network, ScreenSkills (formerly Creative Skillset), BAFTA, Women in Film & TV, Raising Films, and Directors UK.

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