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Laura Holliday is a filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor from West Virginia, based in LA. She has written and directed original content for Comedy Central and Funny or Die, and has trained in comedy performance and writing at The Second City Conservatory Hollywood and UCB LA. She was selected as a 2017 Sundance Ignite Fellow for her short film "Persephone Goes Home,” which she wrote, directed and starred in. She directed the award winning dramatic short  "Disfluency" and was a consulting producer on the adapted feature film version, which won the 2022 Austin Film Festival. 

 

She has a BFA in film production with an emphasis in directing from Art Center College of Design, and she is currently training in intimacy coordination with the IDC. She is passionate about reimagining a more equitable and inclusive entertainment industry, particularly for disabled and chronically ill creatives. She serves on the alumni advisory board for the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY.) 

 

Laura is currently writing several feature film projects and developing a narrative podcast. She enjoys making music, reading, and drinking coffee.