Hey, I'm Laurie!

Los Angeles, California

Laurie Gardiner, Texas native, received her MFA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. She is a Writer, Director and Musician who creates musically driven dramas for Film and Television and has a strong desire to transform the hearts of many through the intersection of film and music. Gardiner placed as a semifinalist in the 2019 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition and a finalist in the 2020 ScreenCraft Film Fund competition with her script "Remedial". Gardiner has worked on numerous student and independent films, which have gone on to screen on Aspire TV, Omeleto, the BBC and prestigious Oscar qualifying film festivals such as the LA Film Festival, New Orleans Festival, Cleveland Film Festival and Pan African-Film Festival. She has developed a distinct style that interweaves her unique voice for both film and music with hopes to reach a mass audience through her artistry.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

R E M E D I A L

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

Following a tragic loss, a boy's new school is forced to make a difficult decision when his behavior becomes increasingly disconcerting.

81%

This project got the green light!

HALCYON DAYS

Austin, Texas Film Short
Drama, Romance

After meeting online, two teenagers decide to escape their unhappy lives together in a three-day long romantic escapade across West Texas.

106%

This project got the green light!

The Hope Chest Has A Secret Drawer

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

A daughter tries anything to break through her mother's dementia. Careful what you wish for.

141%

This project got the green light!

WAY DOWN, A Music Web Series

New York City, New York Series
LGBTQ, Drama

Alex is a struggling non binary photographer in a struggling band in New York City. It's about to go down.

100%

This project got the green light!

Triggerman

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Crime, Thriller

When two rebellious friends decide to steal their car back from an auto junkyard, things take an unexpected turn.

146%

This project got the green light!

Benediction

New Orleans, Louisiana Film Short
Drama, Horror

A broken woman’s search for solace lands her at a Black baptist church, where an eerie encounter leads her to unsettling truths.

103%

This project got the green light!

Lunchbox

Cleveland, Ohio Film Short
Drama

When a Taiwanese American woman prepares lunches from her childhood, she struggles to forgive herself for pushing away her immigrant mother.

167%

This project got the green light!

Imposter

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Drama

A young painter steals a wild idea from her ex and turns it into a performance art piece that makes her go viral for all the wrong reasons.

100%

This project got the green light!

FAMILIAL

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Thriller, Horror

Keira must move to her uncle's estate after her father's death. Increasingly unstable and paranoid, she becomes convinced she's in danger.

136%

This project got the green light!

The Ball Method

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Biography, Drama

The untold story of African American chemist Alice Ball, who at the age of twenty-three found an effective treatment for leprosy in 1915.

109%

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!

Risking Light

Saint Paul, Minnesota Film Feature
Documentary

A mother embraces her child’s killer. A torture survivor ponders revenge. What is harder, or more crucial, than forgiving the unforgivable?

100%

This project got the green light!

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