SCREENWRITING

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 currently co-writing a TV movie with Emily Rhodes for Bavaria Fiction and a global streamer. I'm also writing a 28-minute radio drama for a British broadcaster. 


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

 

LATEST EXPERIENCE

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.

CANNESERIES INSTITUTE

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. 

FRACTUS

Artist in residence - London College of Communication

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

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.

 

AWARDS

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