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
- A Hi(story of Baku) – 45 minute historical drama & immersive experience for AlfaVision, March – June 2018
VR & Video Games
- Freelance writer (VR Experience “Title TBC,” August – November 2018, Alfa Vision)
- Freelance Writer (Videogame: Donuts, 2016)
- Freelance Writer (Videogame: Rosvita, 2015 – 2016, Lodestone Games)
- Tampon Terror selected for Theatre503 Rapid Write Response, 2017
- Tastes Like Kebab selected for Shoreditch Short Stories Festival, 2017
- A Lion’s Life performed at Gerry’s Theatre Royal Stratford East “Write to Right,” 2017
- Soundtrack Your Life selected for Theatre 503 Rapid Write Response, 2017
- The Fear Collector performed at the E & C Writers Scratch night, 2017
- Bows and Arrows selected for the Blackshaw New Writing Night, 2016
- Tastes Like Kebab performed at the E & C Writers Scratch Night, 2016
- Extract of feature play Wren selected for Tigz Theatre Scratch night, February 2016.
- Shortlisted through the Hightide New Writing Workshop, 2015
Writing Awards & Recognition
- Original spec script Book of Watchers in the top 100 for C21 Drama Series Competition 2017.
- Member of The Writers Club at the Directors Cut Theatre, 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
- Freelance Writer (Animation: Life Paths; working and caring for a disabled child, 2017, DIAS Creative)
- Freelance Writer (Animation: Flexible Working Hours, Sep 2016)
- Freelance Writer (Animation: Creating A Nation Of Digital Makers, 2015, DIASCreative)
- Freelance Writer/Script Editor/Producer (Short Film Ten Years On, 2015 Be Inspired Films/NESTA)