Agent: Emily Smith, The Agency
I'm a Cornwall-based screenwriter working across TV, Film, VR, and video games. I have an undergraduate degree in English Literature and History, Joint Honours from the University of Edinburgh and a Masters in Screenwriting from the London College of Communication, UAL.
I'm taking part in the BBC Writersroom Cornish Voices, 2020, a screenwriting development programme offering mentoring, opportunities and networking.
Last year I completed a 6-month Fellowship with the CanneSeries Institute, a European initiative to discover the next generation of screenwriters and offer them an opportunity to develop original work in a writersroom, mentored by Canal+/Vivendi and SerialEyes. My original series, Sparrowhawk, a YA Spy thriller, was chosen as the winner of CanneSeries Unlimited 2020 by Studiocanal.
I have also worked extensively in the field of immersive content writing for museums and exhibitions both in the UK and across the world. In 2019 I was selected for the London College of Communication Artist Residency where I explored immersive storytelling and produced a VR experience, Fractus.
"The creative process is a joy when working with Lara because of her collaborative, insightful instincts for great stories and rounded characters. She has a strong work ethic and is a natural story teller. She loves to weave series narrative and has a true natural ear for dialogue as well as a vivid visual imagination."
Yvonne Grace, Development Producer
TBA TV MOVIE
Bavaria Fiction & global streamer
I'm co-writing a TV movie with Emily Rhodes for Bavaria Fiction and a global streaming platform.
BBC CORNISH VOICES
Writer's development programme - BBC Writersroom & Screen Cornwall
I'm working on an original TV script with support from the BBC, as well as gaining access to masterclasses, networking and career development opportunities.
Writer's residency - Vivendi/Canal+
I developed an original series alongside seven other residents, mentored by Serial Eyes, the Côte d’Azur (UCA) and Canal+/Vivendi team. My original series, Sparrowhawk was chosen as the winner of CanneSeries Unlimited 2020 by Studiocanal.
Artist in residence - London College of Communication
ALIEN8ED WRITER’S ROOM
TV series development room - Bandit TV
I spent one week in the Alien8ed development writers room as a contributing writer, show-run by Simon J Ashford, produced by Phillippa Giles and funded by the BFI.