Laura Way

 

Address: Ballinamorragh, Curracloe, Wexford

Email: Lauraway1@googlemail.com

Film Type: Live Action

 

Bio

 

Laura grew up in Wexford’s ‘Theatre Workshop’ founded by her parents Michael Way and Irene Wright.  There she established her early acting credentials as well as working in all areas of theatre crafts and production.

 

She studied Art (performance and multi media) and graduated with honours from Waterford Institute of Technology in 2000 and became broadcast assistant on South East Radio’s breakfast show before focusing on a professional acting career.

 

Throughout the past seven years Laura has appeared on numerous TV and film productions including HBO’s The Tudors, RTE’s The Clinic, Bitter Sweet, BBC1′s The Silence,  Foyles War, A Film With Me In It and Anton.

 

She has worked with many well known actors and directors like Dearbhla Walsh, John Carney, Ian Fitzgibbon, Janet Traynor, Cathy Brady, Neil Jordan, Gerard McSorely, Douglas Henshall, Sam Neill and Mark O’Halloran to name but a few.

 

In 2007 she co-directed Craig Wrights stage play Orange Flower Water with her father Michael and in 2009, she wrote and directed her first short film Sugar Stick, which had it’s world premiere  at the LA Shorts Fest.  It played in numerous festivals around the world, including Boston Irish FF, Kerry FF and Foyle FF and went on to win ‘Best Comedy Short’ in The New York International Film Festival and The Slamdance Anarchy Online short film competition.

 

In 2010, she co-produced Gonadz, directed and written by Jake McKone which won the Element Short Film Competition.  Laura collaborated with Stitch Films and received funding from the Irish Film Board to direct her short film Jonny Boy, starring veteran actor Jon Polito (Millars Crossing, The Big Lebowski, Homicide) and Irene Wright.  Jonny Boy premiered in the Cork Film Festival in 2011 and was in competition at the Boston Irish Film Festival in March.  It is the only Irish short film playing in competition at this years prestigious Festival de Cine de Huesca.

 

Laura took part in and graduated from the first ‘Masters Of Science in Digital Feature Film Production’, with Staffordshire University and Filmbase where she directed a third of the feature film Keys To The City written by Conor Horgan, starring Rory Keenan, Ger Ryan and Michael Winder which premiered in this years Galway Film Festival and is screening in the Rome Irish Film Festival in December.

She co-wrote and directed a Childrens TV Pilot The Cuddle Pirates which is currently in post production.

Filmography

 

Bird Man

Animation Short – In Development

 

Forever Rose

Short – In Development

 

Rough Cut

Feature – In Development

 

These Sex Objects

Feature – In Development

 

The Cuddle Pirates

2012 – Post Production

 

Connection

2012 – Short film

 

Keys to the City

2012 – Feature

 

Jonny Boy

2011

 

Sugar Stick

2009

Awards

 

Sugar Stick

 

Best Comedy Short Film New York International Independent Film Festival (2009)

 

Slamdance Anarchy Online Competition (2010)

 

Gonadz

 

Element Short Film Competition 2010