Laura E. Davis

Laura E. Davis is a writer/director and a former Michener Fellow in screenwriting at UT-Austin. Her second feature, INHERITANCE, starring Mark Webber and in collaboration with Jessica Kaye, premiered at SXSW in 2017. Released theatrically last fall, it is currently available on Amazon and iTunes. Her pilot script, THE COMMONS, about a time in the near future in which suicide is obligatory, was selected for 2017 IFP Week and featured in their Reading Series sponsored by SAGIndie. THE COMMONS also placed on the 2017 Bitch List. Another pilot, MANDEVILLE, set in the stratified world of colonial New Orleans, ranked at the 2015 Austin Film Festival pilot competition.

She has worked as a story consultant for a series in development at HBO. Her first feature was the award-winning film, THIN AIR (BAM Digifest). Other films include “Coup de Grâce,” a short film starring Sarita Choudhury (HOMELAND) and a documentary on HIV/AIDS activism in Paris, which premiered at San Francisco’s Frameline Film Festival. Based in Los Angeles, she is a frequent visiting professor of screenwriting and film directing at Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala and previously headed the Austin chapter of Film Fatales.