Laura is a Scottish writer based in Berlin and London.
Her original series DARKLANDS topped the inaugural Brit List 2018. Her TV project THE NIGHTS is in development with Dynamic Television and Wild Mercury for Sky Italia, and she is writing an original pilot script called OUTLAW for Wild Mercury and Sky. She is also developing THE LODGER, with Witchery Pictures.
She wrote on both series of DAS BOOT (Bavaria Studios/Sky); series 2 is coming soon. She has also contributed an episode to INTERGALACTIC (Moonage/Sky) and is writing on the forthcoming series of THE LAST KINGDOM (Carnival/Netflix).
She was named a Broadcast Hot Shot by Broadcast Magazine and won the inaugural Immersive Writing Lab prize with Blackout. She graduated from Film & Television Studies at the University of Glasgow with 1st class honours and completed an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway University, graduating with distinction. She was the UK representative on Serial Eyes (serial-eyes.de), Europe’s first writers’ room training programme.
The Last Kingdom
Das Boot series 2
Episode 5: “Loyalitat”
Episode 5: “Loyalitat”
Currently in development
Dynamic Television/Wild Mercury
Das Boot 2
A fictionalized interactive experience that combined binaural audio with scripted stories and animated visuals.
Nominated for BIMA and Mind Media Awards
New Year Revolution
A high-profile 31 day campaign to help people stick to resolutions through collective action.
Cross-platform development with BBC Radio 4 to explore different ways they could tell the story of World War One through digital drama and interactive storytelling.
An immersive transmedia storyworld for iPad. Blackout is a dystopian noir thriller set in an alternative London – a world of political unrest, constant surveillance, conspiracies, murder and internet blackout.
Awards and Residencies
Broadcast Hot Shot (Broadcast Magazine)
The Writing Platform Bursary (The Writing Platform & NALD Futures)
360 Narratives Residency (Playwrights Studio Scotland)
Script development funding (Creative Scotland Creatives Futures Fund)
Immersive Writing Lab Prize (Portal Entertainment)
HBO’s Girls Writing Contest Winner (HBO, Pan Macmillan & Stylist magazine)
Serial Eyes Participant 2015-2016 | Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin Danish Film School
London Film School
MA in Creative Writing, with Distinction | Royal Holloway University
Film & Television Studies, with English Literature MA (Hons) First Class (University of Glasgow)
From Scriptwriting to Writer’s Room (Ravensbourne University funded by Creative Skillset Commissioned Training fund)
Writing for Games (Arvon Residential Course)
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