I’m Laramie. I’m a director and writer committed to telling messy, moving stories about complex female characters. Themes that fascinate me include sex, social anxiety, family, rock n roll, and adolescence.
Lately I’ve been exploring the adolescent tendencies of old ladies, in an animated series called The Golden Rule. I’ve also written several feature scripts. Please get in touch if you’d like to hear more.
Once a month, I send out an email newsletter with personal updates and recommendations for female-driven movies, tv, and books, tacos! lots of tacos, and, occasionally, shoes. You can read selections from the archive over here.
I freelance as a script supervisor on feature films, and as a casting director on the Emmy Award-winning (and 2017 Emmy Nominee for Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program) Project Runway.
I got my start in New York developing and directing plays, most notably at Jim Simpson and Sigourney Weaver’s Flea Theater, where I was a resident director, and at the Obie Award-winning Soho Rep. I co-founded and chaired, for six seasons, the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. I’m now based in Los Angeles, and last fall I directed the West Coast premiere of Kate Benson’s A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes for Theatre of NOTE.
I have an MFA in Film & Television Production from USC. My thesis film, All Ages, was shot on 16mm with the help of grants from Panavision and Kodak, and screened in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vancouver. Greasy Heart, another short I wrote and directed, was made with the support of Digital Bolex and Hive Lighting, and first presented at the Short Film Corner at Cannes. As an undergrad at Wesleyan University I majored in English and theater, earning High Honors, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.