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ABOUT

I write and direct narrative films, commercial content, and theatre.

 

Laura Evers Johns is an award-winning director and scriptwriter working in film, advertising, and theatre.

In 2004, Laura was shortlisted for Soho Theatre's Verity Bargate Award with her play The Waning Moon. In 2005, she became the Assistant Director for Crocodile Seeking Refuge at The Lyric Studio. In 2006, her play Better Forget was performed at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre.

In 2007, Laura graduated with City University's Skillset accredited MA in Creative Writing (Playwriting and Screenwriting). In 2009, she was selected for Film London's New Pathways development programme, which saw her successfully pitched for and secure funding to make her first short, By Hook (2010).

Subsequently, By Hook – a “visually sumptuous work" (The Guardian) – was shortlisted for Film London's Best of Borough Awards 2010. It was also shortlisted for the Virgin Media Shorts 2011, and screened on TiVo and in Picturehouse Cinemas nationwide for one year.

In 2012, Laura became a finalist in The Pitch competition with Magi. While in 2014, she was selected for Sheffield Doc Fest’s Fast Track To Features programme.

In 2015, she was invited to judge for the Recovery Street Film Festival for the second year running, and she returned to the London Kurdish Film Festival judging panel for the second time.

In 2016, Laura picked up two awards for her commercial Under One Roof ('Best Use of Video below £10,000' in the Recruitment Marking Awards and 'Best Video' in the Recruitment Business Awards). She returned to judge for the Recovery Street Film Festival for a third year. Laura also began working on her Sci-Fi coming of age feature Mercy with the NFTS (National Film & Television School). 

In 2017, for the fourth year, Laura returned to the panel of the Recovery Street Film Festival's judges. She also founded THE EVERYTHING, a collective of award-winning filmmaking talent, to offer brands and agencies a scaleable, tailored approach for their video requirements.

In 2018, Laura is broadening her portfolio of commercial content, continuing work on her Sci-Fi feature and developing a feature-length documentary on AI. 

She is a member of Cinesisters and Directors UK.

 

Awards & Commissions

Theatre commission: Arts Council England 2017
Winner: Recruitment Business Awards 2016 – Best Video
Winner: Recruitment Marketing Awards 2016 – Best Use of Video (below £10, 000)
Shortlist: CIPD Awards 2016 – Best Video
Shortlist: RAD Awards 2016 – Best Video
Shortlist: The Pitch 2012/13
Shortlist: Rapha Condor Sharp Film Competition 2012
Shortlist: Virgin Media Shorts 2011
Nominee: Film London's Best of Borough Awards 2010
Finalist & film commission: Film London's New Pathways Film Fund 2009/10
Winner: PPMA Awards 2009 – Best Local Government Press Ad

Filmography

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: ONLY THROUGH A SONG
Music Video (2017)
Artist: Poggy

DIRECTOR: WALK WITH ME
Commercial (2017)
Agency: Tonic
Client: Police Now

DIRECTOR: SHE'S ELECTRIC
Music Video (2016) 
Production company: NTSH
Artist: Oasis

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: I WILL NOT LET AN EXAM RESULT DECIDE MY FATE
Music Video (2016)
Artist: Suli Breaks FT. Gigi

DIRECTOR: UNDER ONE ROOF
Commercial (2015)
Agency: TMP Worldwide
Client: Hertfordshire County Council

WRITER/DIRECTOR: COUNTY OF OPPORTUNITY
Commercial (2014)
Agency: TMP Worldwide
Client: Hertfordshire County Council

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: THE VOYAGE OF RECOVERY
Documentary (2014)
Client: Phoenix Futures

WRITER/DIRECTOR: THE HEART OF DICKEN PARTRIDGE
Short Film (2012)
Production company: Fortune/Freshlight Films

WRITER/PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: BY HOOK
Short Film (2010)
Production company: Film London

WRITER: ALICE IN THE CITY
Short Film (2007)
Production company: ArtsEd

Theatre credits

DIRECTOR: HIGHLY INFLAMMABLE
Written by Cheryl White (2017)
Company: Lost for Words

WRITER: BETTER FORGET
Written by Laura Evers Johns (2006)
Lion & Unicorn, Kentish Town
Company: Secret Theatre Company

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: CROCODILE SEEKING REFUGE
Written by Sonia Linden (2005)
The Lyric Studio, Hammersmith
Company: ice&fire Theatre Company