Laura Evers Johns is a Writer / Director working in film, commercials, branded content, music videos and theatre.
In 2004 she was shortlisted for Soho Theatre's Verity Bargate Award with her play The Waning Moon. In 2005 she was 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 also returned to judge for the Recovery Street Film Festival for a third year. Laura is currently developing her Sci-Fi coming of age feature Mercy with the NFTS (National Film & Television School).
DIRECTOR: SHE'S ELECTRIC
NTSH, Music Video (2016) post-production
PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: I WILL NOT LET AN EXAM RESULT DECIDE MY FATE, Suli Breaks FT. Gigi
YouTube, Music Video (2016) post-production
DIRECTOR: UNDER ONE ROOF
TMP Worldwide, Commercial (2015)
WRITER/DIRECTOR: COUNTY OF OPPORTUNITY
TMP Worldwide, Commercial (2014)
PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: THE VOYAGE OF RECOVERY
Phoenix Futures, Documentary (2014)
WRITER/DIRECTOR: THE HEART OF DICKEN PARTRIDGE
Fortune/Freshlight Films, Short Film (2012)
WRITER/PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: BY HOOK
Film London, Short Film (2010)
WRITER: ALICE IN THE CITY
ArtsEd, Short Film (2007)
WRITER: BETTER FORGET
Secret Theatre Company, Lion & Unicorn (2006)
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: CROCODILE SEEKING REFUGE
ice&fire Theatre Company, The Lyric Studio (2005)