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Laura Scrivano

Graduate Certificate Screenwriting Fundamentals, 2013; Graduate Diploma Directing, 2012; Graduate Certificate Directing, 2010

Laura Scrivano is an Italian-Australian filmmaker based in London. She was recently selected as one of the ‘Ones to Watch’ at the Edinburgh TV Festival 2020-2021.

She is currently in pre-production to direct the final four episodes of Wedding Season, an action comedy thriller for Disney + Star / Hulu; and in post production on Extinction by Joe Barton (Giri/Haji), a new thriller for Sky starring Emmy and BAFTA Nominee Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You).

Other credits include A Wilderness of Mirrors, the second episode for S1 of McDonald & Dodds (ITV/Britbox), for which she was nominated for Debut Director at Edinburgh TV Festival’s New Voice Awards 2021, The Letdown (Netflix), and award-winning short film Alice starring Sarah Snook (HBO’s Succession).

Commercial spots include work for the FA, Sky, Bumble, NHS, Budweiser, Scouts UK and Instagram.

Her debut feature, Ring Road is in development with Silver Salt Films. It was shortlisted for Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab 2021 and has been awarded early development funding from the BFI Network.



My directing tutor introduced me to Jess Hobbs, who met me for a coffee and provided me with the most generous, inspiring insight into working as a drama director. Meeting the other amazing students, across multiple years, many who I work with professionally now; and of course getting the cash and resources to make two shorts – the only way to learn directing is to do it!



Breastfeeding my 5 month old on set whilst directing a high speed car chase though Bristol [UK].