Laura Frances Bennett holds an MFA in film and television production at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she was awarded a merit-based Tisch School of the Arts scholarship. She has written, directed, produced and edited short films that have won 11 awards and screened at 35 festivals throughout the United States, including the New Directors/New Films series at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
Laura has written feature scripts including a sophisticated international political thriller, a young-adult dog show crime comedy and a supernatural thriller about an amnesiac ghost on a disappearing island. Laura speaks Spanish, French and English and has traveled in five continents, often solo and working as a volunteer.
In addition to filmmaking, Laura has an MBA from the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business and works as a professor and as a strategy consultant on non-profit and government projects aimed at promoting the public good.