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Lara Barbier



Emily Smith

Lara is currently one of BBC Writersroom Cornish Voices. She has written an episode of BBC Radio’s series The A-Z of Things, a sonically innovative drama series pairing writers and sound designers. She is also writing an original pilot about Jackie Moggridge, Spitfire expert and pioneer and has an original series idea in development with Red Planet.

Lara and director Ryan Andrew Hooper have been awarded development funding by Ffilm Cymru for an original feature film; a dark, Welsh, fantasy film.

Previous projects include co-writing a feature-length adaptation of a German language YA novel for Bavaria Fiction and an SVOD platform and participating in writer’s room for ALIEN8ED led by Simon J. Ashford, produced by Phillippa Giles with funding from BFI.

In 2020 Lara was selected as one of eight residents on the CanneSeries Institute, a 5-week writers residency run by University of Côte d’Azur and Serial Eyes in partnership with Vivendi/Canal+ Group International. Her project was selected as the winner.

Lara’s most recent original script, THE PIRATE WIFE is set in 1800’s South China Sea, based on a real-life individual “Cheng I Sao” (Wife of Cheng I), and tells the remarkable tale of one of the most successful pirates of all time. The script was shortlisted for the C21 Drama Series Script Competition, amongst 21 scripts and reached the final Top 10 of Final Draft’s Big Break competition.

Lara graduated from London College of Communication (LCC) MA Screenwriting with a first class degree. She was LCC’s Graduate Artist in Residence 2019, where she explored immersive storytelling and produced and wrote a VR experience, FRACTUS. She has also worked extensively in the field of VR writing content for museums and exhibitions both in the UK and across the world.

Lara has had a number of short plays produced by new writing theatres across London. Plays include NO SENSE OF AN ENDING performed at The Old Red Lion, TAMPON TERROR selected for Theatre 503 Rapid Write Response, and A LION’S LIFE performed at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

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