Laura Turner is a screenwriter and playwright whose first feature film LAPWING was released in cinemas in 2021 (Bulldog Distribution). The film, featuring Hannah Douglas, Emmett J. Scanlan and Sebastian de Souza, was selected for the BIFA To Watch List November 2021 and received critical acclaim. Previously, her award-winning short films GOING COUNTRY, PENNYWORT and INSIDE have been funded by BFI Network and BBC New Creatives, winning awards at film festivals across the world.
Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Laura Turner will discuss her writing process and projects in this "fireside chat" Master Class. She will illuminate her cross-discipline work in theater, film, and audio, and she will specifically address the female experience and perspective in her work. In this Master Class, we'll learn the importance of structure in storytelling and get very personal impressions of Laura Turner's journey, like all writers, to "find her voice."