Laura is a drama and comedy director who works across film, TV and commercials. Her short films have screened at film festivals internationally including BFI Flare, Sundance, Oberhausen, Cyprus Film Days and Cinema des Antipodes at Festival de Cannes.
Actors she has directed include Jessica Hecht (Breaking Bad), Daniel Henshall (Turn, OKJA, Snowtown), Susan Prior (Animal Kingdom), Sarah Snook (The Dressmaker, Black Mirror) and Alex Dimitriades (The Principal). She has over ten years of experience in the industry, starting her filmmaking career creating narrative and documentary content for Sydney Theatre Company under the artistic directorship of Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton.
Laura directed the viral hit THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE, showcased at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in partnership with YouTube and screened by The Ellen Degeneres Show, PBS, The Huffington Post, Stephen Fry, Buzzfeed and The Guardian. Laura was awarded the European Union Film Award for her short THE ORCHARD (selected for Cinema des Antipodes, 66th Festival de Cannes) and nominated for best director and best screenplay at the St Kilda Film Festival for RICOCHET.
Her recent work includes SHOULD’VE BEEN YOU, a one-shot music promo for Imelda May, dance film SHADOW/SELF, a short documentary for London’s Air Ambulance and SALUTE THE LIONESSES for Channel 4 / The FA.
Laura was selected for the Raising Films/ BFI/ Director’s UK scheme Making it Possible where she was mentored by Hope Dickson-Leach (The Levelling) and is currently a member of BAFTA crew.
Italian-Australian by birth, Laura is based in London and works worldwide.
Check out Laura’s showreel below.