Film Fatales
Laura E. Davis

A native of Louisiana, Laura E. Davis is a writer/director and a former Michener Fellow in screenwriting at UT-Austin. Her second feature, INHERITANCE, set in Belize and starring Mark Webber, will premiere at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival. Her pilot script, THE COMMONS, placed on the 2017 Bitch List; her script, MANDEVILLE, set in colonial New Orleans, ranked at the 2015 Austin Film Festival pilot competition. Her first theater was the award-winning film, THIN AIR, which played at festivals domestically and internationally. She has written for two television series in development, both co-created by Scott Shepherd (HAVEN, THE DEAD ZONE). Other films include COUP DE GRACE, 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. Laura has served as a Directors’ Liaison at the New York Film Festival, a Festival Coordinator at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, and an advisory board member of the Lower East Side Girls Club Film Festival in New York. She teaches screenwriting and film directing at UFM in Guatemala and she previously led the Austin chapter of Film Fatales.