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Laura Holliday (she/they) is a filmmaker, screenwriter, actor, voice over artist and musician 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. They were selected as a 2017 Sundance Ignite Fellow for their short film "Persephone Goes Home,” which they wrote, directed and starred in. They directed the award winning dramatic short  "Disfluency" which explores living with the aftermath of sexual assault, and were a consulting producer on the adapted feature film version, which was developed via Jim Cummings' Short to Feature Lab and won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2022 Austin Film Festival. Their original song "Vigilant" is also featured in "Disfluency."

Laura's semi-autobiographical short rom-com, "Girl Friend,"  about a couple attempting to define their situation-ship, was one of the few short films selected to premiere at the first ever Rom-Com Fest in Los Angeles in 2019. It won best screenplay at 2019's Film Invasion LA. 


Laura has a BFA in film production with an emphasis in directing from Art Center College of Design, and has taken the first two levels of consent-forward intimacy coordination training 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.) They also want to tell inclusive and queer stories about the Appalachian region where they grew up. 


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

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