Laurie Weltz is an award winning feature director and screenwriter, whose debut film Wrestling with Alligators was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival. Filmmaker Magazine wrote, “The lovely debut boasts excellent performances and a strong story…Weltz’s background in various aspects of film production shows in the film’s sense of grace, control and confidence…it deserves an audience beyond the festival circuit.” Alligators starred Joely Richardson, Aleksa Palladino, Claire Bloom, Adrienne Shelly and Sam Trammel and was released theatrically and on video and television. Laurie’s second feature film Scout, based on her award winning script (PAGE and Champion Screenwritings Award), was released theatrically as well as on VOD. The film stars India Ennenga, Ellen Burstyn, Danny Glover, Jane Seymour, Nikki Reed and James Frecheville. She is currently in development on her third feature The Night Swimmer with Evenfield Entertainment.
Laurie has a masters from NYU Film School, and her award winning thesis film At Five and Twenty-Five, was picked up by USA television.
Laurie has worked as a freelance director and editor for television, music video, and branded content. Her work has twice been nominated for ACE awards, for HBO’s Shock Video and A&E’s Heroes.www.scoutthemovie.com