Laura Scrivano is an Italian-Australian-British filmmaker based in London. 

Her debut feature as writer-director, Ring Road is slated to shoot in Iceland with significant cast signed on; an official co-production between the UK, Iceland and Belgium. Producers are RVK Studios’ Baltasar Kormakur (Trapped, Everest, King & Conqueror), Silver Salt Films’ Helen Jones (Censor) and Benoit Roland’s Wrong Men (Annette), with the film is executive produced by Protagonist Pictures (American Honey, The Lobster, Lady Macbeth) and CAA Media Finance. The script was shortlisted for Sundance Screenwriters' Lab and awarded early development funding from BFI network.

Laura directed the final four episodes of comedy action thriller Wedding Season for Disney + / Hulu which was nominated for Best Comedy at the UK Broadcast Awards and the National Comedy Awards

Prior to that she directed sci-fi drama The Lazarus Project by Joe Barton which premiered on Sky to critical acclaim, winning the 2023 BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Drama, the Royal Television Society Award for Effects and receiving nominations for the Rose D’Or for Drama, BAFTA Cymru Awards for Best Editing and Writing, and BPG Award for Best Actor. The show premiered on TNT/MAX in the US, was re-commissioned for a second season and boasts 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Most recently, Laura received Screen Australia funding to co-write her first TV pilot with Thought Experiment Films in the UK - a sunshine noir set between the beaches of Sydney and the Kent coast.

Her other credits include A Wilderness of Mirrors, the second feature length episode in the first season of McDonald & Dodds (ITV/Britbox), for which she was nominated for Debut Director at the 2021 New Voice Awards, and award-winning short film Alice starring Sarah Snook (Succession). Commercial spots include work for the FA, Sky, Bumble, NHS, Budweiser, Scouts UK and Instagram.

Born in a small coastal mining town on Dharawal land in NSW, Laura was raised on a mix of 90s blockbusters, Australian gothic masterpieces and European avant garde - from Back to the Future to Bicycle Thieves, Picnic at Hanging Rock to Twin PeaksLabyrinth to La Jetée. She began her career in theatre, directing productions at Belvoir St, Australian Theatre for Young People and Opera Australia; and creating digital content for Sydney Theatre Company under the artistic directorship of Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton.

Laura’s work has been described as ‘beautifully honest’ (The Guardian), ‘mind blowing’ (The Times), ‘groundbreaking’ (Sydney Morning Herald), and ‘genre-defying’ (iNews). She was named as "Ones to Watch" for the Edinburgh TV Festival 2020-2021

A graduate of the Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS) in both directing and screenwriting, her shorts have screened at festivals internationally, including BFI Flare, Sundance, Oberhausen, Aesthetica, Cyprus Film Days, Cinema des Antipodes at Festival de Cannes and New York Fashion Week.

She is represented by 42 Management (UK) and Kaplan/Perrone (US) for film & TV and Missing Link Films for commercials.