©2020 by Lara Barbier


Agent: Emily Smith, The Agency

I completed my MA in Screenwriting at London College of Communication, UAL with distinction in 2016. I also have an undergraduate degree in History and Literature from the University of Edinburgh and I'm passionate about, and often inspired by, historical subjects.

I recently took part in the Alien8ed writers room, showrun by Simon J Ashford, produced by Bandit TV and funded by the BFI. 

I'm currently a 2019 Graduate Artist in Residence at London College of Communication, where I'm exploring storytelling for Virtual Reality (VR). I'm also an LCC 2020 mentor.

I have also been selected for the upcoming 2020 CanneSeries Institute Residency where I will develop an original TV series alongside the Canal+ Creative Ecosystem. 

My original TV pilot The Pirate Wife set in the 1800’s South China Seas was a Final Draft Big Break Top 10 Finalist 2019, and made the Top 21 long list for the C21 Drama Series Competition 2019. 


"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





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.


Artist in residence - London College of Communication

I developed a Virtual Reality experience, Fractus, with my frequent creative collaborator, Simon Ashbery, as part of a residency with London College of Communication, UAL.