LAURA SMITH - DIRECTOR
Laura is an award-winning film and television director. She is developing a slate of genre feature films as a director and writer/director with the BFI, the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL's FRONTIÈRES Development Programme and CREATIVE EUROPE. Her first feature script won the BBC FILMS/ NATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION SCHOOL Development Award.
Her short films include commissions from CHANNEL 4 and the BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE. They were filmed on location in the UK, Germany and Australia and have screened worldwide at cinemas, festivals and on television, including BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL, EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, the CURZON and VUE cinema chains and CHANNEL 4 television.
She has directed over thirty episodes of television drama, commissioned in the UK and sold worldwide, including BBC prime-time hospital drama CASUALTY, working on all three series of BBC teen-drama THE CUT, BBC children's supernatural action adventure series THE SPARTICLE MYSTERY and CHANNEL 4's multi BAFTA winning HOLLYOAKS.
She is a graduate of the UK's NATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION SCHOOL and an alumnus of the prestigious GUIDING LIGHTS mentoring programme, FILM LONDON's Micromarket and CREATIVE EUROPE's Passion to Market feature development schemes.