Film / Animation / Video

Faculty

Laura Colella

Laura Colella is on sabbatical for the 2013–14 academic year.

Laura Colella has served as writer/director/editor for two independent narrative features and several shorts. She’s currently working on a third feature entitled LIQUORLAND (executive producers Ted Hope & Anne Carey, This Is That, NYC).

With her second feature STAY UNTIL TOMORROW, Laura was a Sundance Institute Directing and Screenwriting Fellow. Her films have cumulatively screened at over 100 festivals and venues internationally, winning 20 awards. Laura is represented by Julien Thuan at United Talent Agency, and her features are distributed by Passion River Films. Other current projects include THE NEW GIRL for Fundamental Films (Shanghai), a screenplay THE PUBLIC TRUST, and a series of music videos.

Laura studied filmmaking at Harvard University. She has been awarded numerous fellowships and grants and was one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. She freelances as a screenwriter, cinematographer, camera assistant and editor and has been teaching part-time at RISD since 1996.

Academic research/ areas of interest

Film & Video Production

Directing

Screenwriting

Concept Development