Laura Scrivano is an Italian-Australian filmmaker based in London.
She has most recently wrapped directing the final four episodes of Wedding Season for Disney+ / Hulu on location in the UK and USA. Prior to that she directed two episodes of The Lazarus Project by Joe Barton, premiering on Sky Max / Now TV in June 2022.
Laura's debut feature, Ring Road is in development with Silver Salt Films (Censor). It was shortlisted for Sundance Screenwriters' Lab 2021 and has been awarded early development funding from the BFI Network.
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 Edinburgh TV Festival's 2021 New Voice Awards, HANNA for Amazon/Working Title (2nd unit) 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 late-80s blockbusters, Australian gothic masterpieces and European avant garde - from Back to the Future to Bicycle Thieves, Picnic at Hanging Rock to Twin Peaks, Labyrinth 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), ‘fabulously brought to life’ (Stephen Fry), ‘groundbreaking’ (Sydney Morning Herald), and ‘inspirational’ (PromoNews). 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.