Laura Smith

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Agent: Sophie Dolan / Kate Prentice at 42, sophiedolan@42mp.comkateprentice@42mp.com

MONSTER.  Writer/Director. Feature, financing.  Borderland Productions/ For Films

·   Development finance from Film Wales.

·   Selected for Cannes Film Festival/ Frontières Co-Production Market.

·   Selected for  BFI London Film Festival’s PFM New Talent Strand.

 

BLOODLINE.  Director. Feature, in development.  Lunar Lander Films. Writer: Lucy Moore.
·   Development finance from the BFI.  

 

THE GIRL IN THE CORN.  Director. Feature, packaging. Jeva Films/ Coco and Claude Films.  Writer: Justin Hopper.
·   Developed with Creative Europe’s Passion to Market Scheme, Film London’s Micromarket and Screen West Midlands.

 
DESERT SONG.  Co-Writer/Director. Feature, in development.  Writers: Laura Smith and Mahalia Rimmer.
·   Developed with BBC Films, winner of a BBC Films/ NFTS Development Award.

THE HIPPOPOTAMUS.  2nd Unit Director.  Feature Film.  Electric Shadow Company.
·   Adaptation of Stephen Fry’s novel starring Roger Allam, Matthew Modine, Fiona Shaw.
 
CURFEW, 2nd Unit Director. 3 x 60’ episodes.  Tiger Aspect/ Sky One.

·   Post apocalyptic action thriller starring Billy Zane, Sean Bean, Miranda Richardson.

·   Directed 2nd Unit on the opening episodes, Director: Colm McCarthy

 

THE SPARTICLE MYSTERY.  Director.  3 x 30’ episodes. 
·   Children’s supernatural action-adventure series for BBC Television.
·   Sold worldwide.
 
THE OUTBACK MOTEL.  Director.  Short Film.
·   Made with the support of The South Australian Film Corporation.
·   Premiered at BFI London Film Festival.  
·   Distributed by Shorts International. 
 
HOLLYOAKS.  Director.  15 x 30’ Episodes.
·   Multi- BAFTA winning drama series for Channel 4 Television.
·   Starring Ricky Little (American Gods) and Nico Mirallegro (Murdered for Being Different).
·   Sold worldwide. 
 
THE CUT.  Director.  8 x 30’ Episodes.
·   Teen-drama series for BBC Television.
·   Sold worldwide.
 
DOCTORS.  Director.  2 x 30’ Episodes. 
·   Award-winning drama series for BBC Television.
·   Sold worldwide.
 
EVA.  Writer/Director.  Short Film. National Film & Television School Graduation Film.
·   Additional finance from Film London and The British Council.
·   Premiered at the BFI London Film Festival.  
·   Screened worldwide at cinemas and festivals. 
·   Winner Best Foreign Film at Long Island International Film Expo.  
·   Distributed by Shorts International and the British Council.
 
BIRTH DAY.  Writer/Director.  Short Film.
·   Commissioned by The British Film Institute.
·   Starring BAFTA winner Vicky McClure.
·   Screened worldwide at festivals and on American television.
·   Distributed by Shorts International and The British Council.
 
JUST LIKE MY DAD.  Writer/Director.  Short Film.
·   Commissioned by The British Film Institute.
·   Premiered at the BFI London Film Festival.
·   Highly Commended by the Turner Classic Shorts Awards.
·   Screened worldwide at cinemas and festivals.
·   Distributed by The British Council.
 
KING OF THE ROAD.  Writer/Director.  Short Film.
·   Commissioned by The British Film Institute and Channel 4 Television.
·   UK cinema tour as part of The Deal- short film anthology.
·   Screened worldwide at festivals and on Channel 4 television.
·   Distributed by The British Council.
 
EDUCATION/ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Graduate of the UK’s National Film and Television School.

Alumnus of the BFI/Skillset Guiding Lights Mentoring Scheme.

Placement Director: Directors UK/ Skillset High End Television Drama Scheme. Production: Curfew. Company: Tiger Aspect/ Sky One. Director: Colm McCarthy.