Writers CV

Lara completed her MA in Screenwriting at London College of Communication, UAL with distinction in 2016.

Her short film script Crushed was a quarter-finalist in the 2015 International Page Awards. Her historical TV series Keeper of the Pleas has been listed as a Quarter Finalist for the 2016 Annual Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship and has been optioned by Sprout Pictures.

She is currently working on a VR experience that will take users back in time to explore the Silk Road as merchants in the 15th Century.

Lara is represented by Emily Smith at The Agency

Film

  • “A (Hi)story of Baku” – 45 minute historical drama & immersive experience, March – June 2018, Alfa Vision

VR & Video Games

  • Freelance writer (VR Experience “Baku,” August – Present 2018, Alfa Vision)
  • Freelance Writer (Videogame: “Rosvita,” June 2015 – June 2016, Lodestone Games)
  • Freelance Writer (Videogame: “Donuts,” April-May 2016, N3twork Inc)

Theatre Writing

  • Short play “Tampon Terror” selected for Theatre503 Rapid Write Response, 2017
  • Short play “Tastes Like Kebab” selected for Shoreditch Short Stories Festival, 2017
  • Short play “A Lion’s Life” performed at Gerry’s Theatre Royal Stratford East “Write to Right,” 2017
  • Short play “Soundtrack Your Life” selected for Theatre503 Rapid Write Response, 2017
  • Short play “The Fear Collector,” performed at the E & C Writers Scratch night, 2017
  • Short play “Bows and Arrows” selected for the Blackshaw New Writing Night, 2016
  • Extract of feature play “Wren” selected at performed by Tigz Theatre Scratch night, 2016.
  • Shortlisted through the Hightide New Writing Workshop, January 2015

Awards & Recognition

  • Quarter Finalist, WeScreenplay TV Pilot Competition for “The Book of Watchers,” 2018
  • Original TV pilot “The Book of Watchers” in the top 100 for C21 Drama Series Competition 2017
  • Quarter Finalist, Screen Craft, for TV Pilot “Keeper of the Pleas,” 2016
  • Quarter Finalist, International Page Awards for short film script “Crushed”, 2015
  • Part of the Indie team for “Rosvita”selected for debut accelerator programme Stugan 2015.
  • Royal Television Society Nominated for short film “Ten Years On”, 2015 (Script editor/Producer)

Commercial Writing

  • Freelance Writer (Animation: “Open Science” & #iwasinspiredby – stories, ” July –September 2018, Wiley)
  • Freelance Writer (Animation: “Life Paths; working and caring for a disabled child,” June – July 2017, DIAS Creative)
  • Freelance Writer (Animation: “Flexible Working Hours,” Sep 2016, Working Families)
  • Freelance Writer (Animation: “Creating A Nation Of Digital Makers”, April 2015, DIASCreative)
  • Freelance Writer/Script Editor/Producer (Short Film “Ten Years On,” Be Inspired Films/NESTA)