Laura Somers is originally from Pasadena, TX. Wants to live in a world where female directors are hired for 51% of the jobs in film and television. She is a solid, nurturing, and enthusiastic director committed to being an in-demand film director. Directing strengths lie with her solid storytelling skills, powerful use of imagery, and ability to inspire passionate performances from actors. One of the movies she directed is the Rich Kids Movie.
Moreover, Laura Somers is a graduate of NYU’s TISCH School of the Arts, Laura’s work has been highlighted on BrevityTV.com, The W Hotels, UCLA Medical Center, American Theater Magazine, New York Magazine, and Vanity Fair. Also, her films have played at festivals around the world and her work has received financial support from IBM, the Austin Arts Commission, and the Banana Republic. Then, between 1999 – 2001, she was Co-Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed award-winning theater company the dirigo group in Austin, TX. Also, having directed over 30 plays, her work with the dirigo group was honored by American Theater Magazine as one of twelve rising American theater companies “to watch” that were “hot, hip and on the verge”. Named recently as one of SHOOT Magazine’s up and coming directors of 2016.
Furthermore, from 2006-2014, she was an Editor on reality tv, films, web series. And commercials for networks including TruTv, Spike, SyFy, TV One, MSN.com and Lifetime. In addition to being a filmmaker, she also aspiring screenwriters with the Wounded Warrior Project and the Writer’s Guild Association. She lives in Los Angeles.