Laura Colella

Laura is a writer/director based in Providence, RI. Her films have screened at well over 100 festivals, winning over 25 awards. Her third and most recent feature Breakfast With Curtis was nominated for a Cassavetes Award and won a distribution award at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards. The film was released theatrically by Abramorama.

Laura was a Sundance Directing and Screenwriting Fellow with her second feature Stay Until Tomorrow, and was one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces in Independent Film. She recently shot and edited behind-the-scenes footage for Paul Thomas Anderson's film Inherent Vice

As an undergrad at Harvard, Laura studied with filmmakers Raúl Ruiz, Robb Moss and Miklos Jancso. She earned an MFA in Writing for Performance from Brown, where she studied with Erik Ehn. She is represented by United Talent Agency and Circle of Confusion.

Laura serves as Founding Faculty Chair of a low-residency MFA in Film Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA), launched in 2013. She was a Senior Critic at Rhode Island School of Design for 17 years, where she taught 16MM Film Production and Directing. She also taught Screenwriting at Brown for two years.

Laura has written and directed plays, such as Magic Hour and Back East Out West. She is a long-time collaborator on multimedia productions with the Everett Company, and freelances as a writer, cinematographer and editor.

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Filmography

Recent Reviews

Breakfast with Curtis

full disclosure; i probably didn't watch half this movie. it was too indie for me. like, if an indie movie hooked up with another indie movie and they had a...


Breakfast with Curtis

A mellifluous repartee and daily summer soirees with fruit vodka infusions, champagne cocktails ... beautiful New Orleans interiors, puns and wit, lush green floral gardens. (Except then there was snow...


Breakfast with Curtis

Tenderhearted, and quirky with a very good choice of soundtracks, gorgeous summer garden...and the antics which remind me of carefree days. Enjoyable characters.


Breakfast with Curtis

I wish there were more films in this genre: quirky. And each character fully drawn. I used to live with people like this in my hippy days and miss that...


Breakfast with Curtis

A funny and relaxing movie. The neighborhood where the story is happening is very nice, the photography captures that well and and helps build the story. The characters are very...