Hey, I'm Laura!

North Hollywood, California

Since I was young, I have been writing stories and creating worlds. I was that kid with her parents' huge 80s camcorder filming skits with the neighbor girl next door, way before YouTube made short vids like that go "viral". Who knows? Had I been born a little later, maybe I would be a YouTube star by now!  :-)  

 

Still, I'm grateful and excited for the way my path has unfolded, and know I will always be creating worlds and telling stories. It's so deeply engrained in who I am, it's hard to see any other future. 

 

Thank you for your love and support on this journey!

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

The Blonde Experiment

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy

When two mousy gal pals pose as platinum blondes they're catapulted into the life of their dreams, until their dirty dark roots pop up.

100%

This project got the green light!

Endless Light

Fairbanks, Alaska Film 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!

White Crow

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Mystery, Thriller

A sickly young woman's life unravels when she receives a heart transplant and begins to take on her donor's personality traits.

89%

This project got the green light!

Oniphron

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Drama, Fantasy

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

85%

This project got the green light!

Passion & Progress

Lakeland, Florida 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!

Blossom

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary

Transgender entertainer/activist Blossom C. Brown finds answers to her troubled past while aspiring a career in the entertainment industry.

80%

This project got the green light!

Someone Will Assist You Shortly

Hampton Bays, New York Film 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!

Rendezvous in Chicago: Three Tales of Love in the Windy City

Chicago, Illinois Film Feature
Drama, Romantic Comedy

RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO is a short comedic feature comprised of three vignettes, each corresponding to the different phases of a relationship.

101%

This project got the green light!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

New York City, New York Film Festival
Film-related Business, Shorts Program

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

81%

This project got the green light!

Misdirection: a short film

Los Angeles, California Film 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!

The Inner Edge

Old Bridge Township, New Jersey Film Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A NJ cop struggling with changes in her life, has to save a suicidal stranger to unlock what powers lie within her.

122%

This project got the green light!

Little Evil Bookshop

Seattle, Washington Film 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!

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin, Texas Film 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!

D.I.Y.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

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

125%

This project got the green light!

Palace

Bloomington, Indiana Film Feature
Drama

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

104%

This project got the green light!

Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Satire

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

80%

This project got the green light!

Interference

New York City, New York Film 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!

Leia's Army

Silver Spring, Montgomery County Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

A family comes apart at the seams when a teenage girl attends the Women’s March without telling her Born Again Christian mom.

101%

This project got the green light!

Seed of the Free

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Film Short
History

This is a story about Sojourner Truth's love for her son. A love that transcended racial and social boundaries.

82%

This project got the green light!

FLYBY

Los Angeles, California Film 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!

What Lies West

Santa Rosa, California Film Feature
Drama, Teen

Just out of college, Nicolette takes a job babysitting an anti-social teen with a desperate desire for adventure.

92%

This project got the green light!

All American Kids

New York City, New York Series
Documentary, Family

Celebrating the many ways WE ARE ALL AMERICAN, this documentary/animated kids series transports young audiences across the country.

115%

This project got the green light!

Breasts

New Orleans, Louisiana Film Short
Drama

When a working mother mentions to her male co-worker that she has to pump her breasts, he slaps her with a sexual harassment complaint.

105%

This project got the green light!

The Ring Thing

New York City, New York Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

Saying yes to the future means letting go of the past.

129%

This project got the green light!

Corporately Challenged

Los Angeles, California 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!

The Night Runner

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Thriller

If you were fearless, what would you do?

102%

This project got the green light!

Jesse's Girl

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

At her bridal shower, a bride-to-be acknowledges her doubts, begs for help and takes action—with catastrophic consequences.

145%

This project got the green light!

Hutterite

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Film Short
Drama

Marigold, a young girl living in a Hutterite Colony must choose between her life in the commune and the freedom of the outside world.

90%

This project got the green light!

Mandated

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Drama

No one thinks they need therapy... until they're in it.

105%

This project got the green light!

Wed-Locked

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

Robert and Denise, a recently married couple, do their best to put differences aside and navigate the beautiful minefield called marriage.

103%

This project got the green light!

Ghost Girl

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Musical

Ghost Girl, Jess, navigates the afterlife and helps BFFL, Emma Leigh, through the 5 Stages of Grief with songs, snacks, sleepovers & more.

126%

This project got the green light!

ONE TRUE LOVES: A Web Series

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Romance

Between her tweenhood and early twenties, Lydia meets eight different loves of her life.

114%

This project got the green light!

Heed the Call

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, History

In 1942, Marguerite must decide if she is willing to defy social expectations, her family, and her fiancé in order to join the war effort.

81%

This project got the green light!

Swine Country: A Community Polluted Fighting For Change

Raleigh, North Carolina Film Feature
Documentary

In eastern North Carolina, animals are sick, fish are dying, and people are fighting to make sure they aren't next.

111%

This project got the green light!

Self Portrait

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Experimental

A young woman reflects on the authenticity of her parents marriage in a staged dinner scene revealing three individual perspectives.

112%

This project got the green light!

Ruminations

Berkeley, California Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

Rumi Missabu, co-founder of radical drag troupe The Cockettes, reflects on his lurid past as he reinvents himself at the end of his life.

89%

This project got the green light!

Nonprofit Web Series

Portland, Oregon Series
Comedy, Drama

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

106%

This project got the green light!

Like Glass

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Gender-fluid beauty, Zion, discovers their freedom through the Avant Garde world of New York City Nightlife.

91%

This project got the green light!

Childish Things

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

A terminally ill father enlists the aid of two unique friends from the past to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

98%

This project got the green light!

Welcome to Deathfest

Baltimore, Maryland Film Feature
Documentary, Music

Welcome to Deathfest takes a behind-the-scenes look at "America's biggest metal party of the year."

86%

This project got the green light!

Lily 'N' Rose

Denver, Colorado Film Short
Drama

Lily and Rose are best friends. When Rose abandons her, Lily flees into the wilderness, confronting something even more profound.

115%

This project got the green light!

Last Night of Normal

Seattle, Washington Film Short
Drama, Family

A young woman struggles to discover what truly matters to her after receiving a terminal diagnosis.

118%

This project got the green light!

Letting go

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Nature

In the face of loss, Eloisa remembers that love will give her the strength she needs to let go.

195%

This project got the green light!

More Than Only

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

Because EVEYRONE deserves their happy after everything. LGBT romantic comedy that celebrates finding love and learning to love yourself

220%

This project got the green light!

Catnip Nation

Valley Cottage, Rockland County Film Feature
Documentary

Meet the unseen and unsung heroes caring for feral cats while fighting angry neighbors, animal control officers, politicians, developers.

207%

This project got the green light!

Nia On Vacation

Patras, Greece Film Feature
Drama, Comedy

Escape is relative.

100%

This project got the green light!

Mama Drama

Fairfield, New Jersey Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A suburban mom has a falling out with her friends via text messages. It takes her 10-year-old daughter to remind of what really matters.

102%

This project got the green light!

What Color is Blue

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Feature
LGBTQ, Experimental

Two young queers question the difference between political action/inaction and life/death in a world that does not want them to exist.

89%

This project got the green light!

Caliche

Fredericksburg, Texas Film Feature
Drama

A microbudget, truly independent feature about life in small-town Texas.

120%

This project got the green light!

Tomorrow Never Knows Film

Boulder, Colorado Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

A documentary film about love and choice, accompanying a couple on their journey toward a conscious death.

95%

This project got the green light!

Lady Parts Justice in The New World Order

Chicago, Illinois Film Feature
Comedy, Documentary

Lizz Winstead's band of Merry Pranksters defends reproductive rights in this documentary by award-winning filmmaker Ruth Leitman.

105%

This project got the green light!

Me, My Mom & Sharmila - From Stage to Screenplay

Chicago, Illinois Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

An intergenerational story of three South Asian women, a daughter, her mother & a Bollywood icon, whose destinies collide.

111%

This project got the green light!

The Very Last Day

Taipei, Taiwan Film Feature
Thriller, Drama

A story of rape and revenge in a psychological thriller that takes a soulful approach to an important subject.

85%

This project got the green light!

Jump The Fence

Portland, Oregon Series
Documentary

Around the world in 7 films - Three best friends travel the world to star in 7 films, in 7 countries, in 7 months.

80%

This project got the green light!

An Act of Terror

Charlotte, Mecklenburg County Film 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!

The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop

Boston, Massachusetts Film Short
Drama, Family

After the death of her baby sister, a 7-year-old girl, with the help of an imaginary friend, creates an extraordinary world to save her fami

100%

This project got the green light!

Tough Love

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

When Nikki breaks up with her cheating fiancé, she must learn to navigate the world of dating as a bisexual women.

82%

This project got the green light!

Pay to Stay

New York City, New York Film Short
Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.

82%

This project got the green light!

Presley Dent

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Animation, Comedy

When Betty lands a job campaigning for populist Presley Dent, she discovers her favorite candidate isn't as honest as she hoped.

80%

This project got the green light!

I'm Having an Affair With My Wife!

Cleveland, Ohio Film Feature
Romantic Comedy

Married couple get fed up, seek out affairs online--and accidentally end up starting an affair WITH each other!

90%

This project got the green light!

Commercial for the Queen of Meatloaf

Baltimore, Maryland Film Short
Experimental

In a surrealist take on a 1950s commercial, a housewife attempts to spice up her marriage by preparing a delicious meatloaf for dinner.

84%

This project got the green light!

Exposure

Pepin, Wisconsin Film 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, Rockingham County Film 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, California Film 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 Last Partera

Durham, North Carolina Film Feature
Documentary

A 95-year-old midwife passes on her wisdom to a new generation of Costa Rican women fighting for their right to choose how they give birth.

106%

This project got the green light!

The Secret Nobody Knows

New York City, New York Film Short
Romance, War

A woman’s parting gift to a solider reveals the secret to their uncertain future.

105%

This project got the green light!

Abby and Tabby Alone in the Desert

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy

A modern day Thelma and Louise... with aliens... and it's a comedy.

82%

This project got the green light!

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

Los Angeles, California 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!

To Life

Austin, Texas Film Short
Comedy, Fantasy

When grief and laughter meet, the worst advice may be the best.

100%

This project got the green light!

སྙིང་གཏམ་ : “The heart's tale”

Seattle, Washington Film Short
LGBTQ, Foreign Film

The first work of its kind, Nïngtam (སྙིང་གཏམ་) is dedicated to the Tibetan spirit.

80%

This project got the green light!

Thirsty Girl

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

A young woman is consumed with her obsession over LA's drought as a means to avoid the fact her mother is dying of cancer.

115%

This project got the green light!

Pair of Normals

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Music

An anxious, divorced psychic and a disheveled college dropout cross paths in NYC and struggle to put their disastrous lives back together.

80%

This project got the green light!

Where You Burn It

Orange, California Film Short
Drama, Romance

An aspiring photographer must decide between pursuing his dream of going to California or staying to fix his deteriorating relationship.

83%

This project got the green light!

The Chebo

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Horror

An irreverent send-up to family creature features from the 80's and 90’s.

113%

This project got the green light!

A punk Daydream

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary

Indonesia has one of the biggest punk scenes in the world, amidst poverty, pollution and oppression.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Low End

Chicago, Illinois Film Feature
Thriller, Experimental

The story of a young man forced to make a risky deal for his lover's happiness unfolding in forward and reverse chronological order.

81%

This project got the green light!

Hearts of Glass

Jackson, Wyoming Film Feature
Documentary

The first year in the life of an innovative vertical greenhouse in Jackson, Wyoming that employs community members with disabilities.

111%

This project got the green light!

Greatest Hits

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary

Celebrating 30 years of shooting music, photographer Chris Cuffaro shares stories behind the images of this exciting 2015 exhibition.

80%

This project got the green light!

Kinesthesia

Los Angeles, California Film 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!

Radical Roots: The Story of a Food Revolution

Minnesota, United States Film Feature
Documentary

In the 70s radical youth created an explosion of food co-ops, only to be torn apart in a war over what- and who- their revolution was for.

83%

This project got the green light!

Eveningstar Cinema

Brunswick, Cumberland County
Film-related Business

Save The Eveningstar Cinema

80%

This project got the green light!

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