Five short award-winning films filled with heart and questions for the soul.
They follow our stop motion learning curve and are delightfully scrappy.
These films are fantastic for both children and adults.
You can view my fairy tale series and and some other early films here.
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From my android phone -- message for Film and Folklore festival.
Laura was a graduate student in clinical psychology but eventually switched majors and earned her M.A in theatre. She is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. After her play, "Cloistered Honey," was made into a low budget film, Laura began making short stop motion films. Laura’s films have been screened at festivals around the world. Laura continues to study Jungian psychology. She loves using animation as a way to explore the deep spiritual and psychological lessons embedded in folk and fairy tales.
"After I bought a camera I took a series of filmmaking bootcamp classes with Chicago Filmmakers. Then I gathered some 11 inch dolls. My husband made me a little stage in our basement. I began teaching myself stop motion filmmaking. The dolls were a perfect cast – patient with me as I learned the camera.
When the pandemic ended my freelance day job, I used the extra time to keep working – filming in my basement, then recording audio in my homemade sound box, then editing the results. When my stories needed other voices, local actors sent me sound files.
I've fallen in love with this artform and alternate between creating shorts of updated fairy tales and original scripts exploring characters and culture."