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Laura Adkin

writer/director The Ride Home, The Goodnight Kiss
Laura is a Writer, Producer, Actor and Director. Laura began her professional career in the Film and TV industry almost 15 years ago as an actor and has appeared in numerous TV Shows including Eureka, Almost Human and Arrow as well as films including the indie smash hit It’s A Disaster where she worked alongside Julia Stiles and David Cross. Laura was nominated for a Leo Award in 2013 for her role in the web series Hitman 101.

After spending years on set using that experience as her film school, Laura decided to begin a career behind the camera as a Writer, Producer and now as a Directer. Laura’s feature script Ceilis Cove as well as her spec script for Shitt’s Creek made it into the Quarter Finals in the prestigious Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition and her short script I Wanna Date U was a Top 12 Semi-Finalist in Crazy 8s and since has been produced into a short film and a TV Pilot.

As a Producer Laura has been involved in feature films, numerous shorts and multiple webseries. Laura was nominated for multiple Leo Award  for Directing, Writing and Producing. Laura’s production company Flat/Head Films was created in 2013 and has a number of projects in development including a TV Series called Hit Mom.

As a Director, Laura has directed five short films: The Interrogation (Drama), The Road to Pyeongchang (comedy) which was a finalist in the Whistler Filmmaker Showdown and the winner of “Best Comedy” in the TAC Tiny Film Festival (LA) and The Goodnight Kiss, which was awarded a BravoFACT grant (funded by BellMedia) and has won multiple awards including Best Short Comedy at the Edmonton International Film Festival and was nominated for 8 Leo Awards, as well as the short films Abandoned and The Ride Home, both currently enjoying a festival run.

Currently Laura works at an Acting Teacher and Coach to help train the next generation of actors. Through School Creative, Vancouver Young Actors School and Vancouver Acting School, she teachers on camera audition classes, comedy workshops, scene study as well as audition coaching and tapings and business mentorship. Teaching not only helps Laura stay sharp by constantly directing and involved in the community but also gives her access to all the up-and-coming talent that Vancouver has to offer.

Laura is very active in the Film Community. She sat on the board of Women in Film and Television Vancouver (WIFTV) from 2013-2015, was part of the WIFTV mentorship program in 2014 and was the Host/MC of Raindance Vancouver’s monthly Booze ‘N Schmooze networking events in 2015/16. Laura has sat on a Leo Awards Jury for the past 4 years, sat on a Canadian Screen Awards Jury in 2014 and has been involved in screening committees for multiple film festivals.