Diving into stories -- large and small.
Laura Lewis-Barr has worked as a playwright, freelance director, and theatre professor for many years. After her play, Cloistered Honey, was made into a low budget film, Laura began making independent short films. Laura’s stop motion shorts have been screened at festivals around the country.
IMDB PAGE -- https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5279206/
“I bought a camera and 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.”
  • Director (14 Credits)
    Cloistered Honey
    Feature
    The Clown
    Animation
    The Doctor's Last Day -- A 5 minute stop motion comedy
    Animation, Short
    The Tax Experiment
    Animation, Short
    Would You Rather I Was Dead? A Stop Motion Comedy
    Animation, Short
    Gnarly Inside2021
    Animation, Short
    Jammed: A dark comedy2021
    Animation, Short
    Phone Gal2021
    Animation, Short
    Visiting Valerie: a stop motion comedy2021
    Animation, Short
    The Linguist -- A stop motion fairy tale2020
    Animation, Short
    The Split2020
    Animation, Short
    The Stockbroker and the Goddess: A stop motion short2020
    Animation, Short
    The Telling Tale2020
    Animation
    The Gardener : A Cautionary Comedy2019
    Animation, Short
  • Writer (12 Credits)
    Cloistered Honey
    Feature
    Ditching Destiny on Halloween
    Screenplay
    The Doctor's Last Day -- A 5 minute stop motion comedy
    Animation, Short
    The Tax Experiment
    Animation, Short
    Would You Rather I Was Dead? A Stop Motion Comedy
    Animation, Short
    Gnarly Inside2021
    Animation, Short
    Visiting Valerie: a stop motion comedy2021
    Animation, Short
    The Linguist -- A stop motion fairy tale2020
    Animation, Short
    The Split2020
    Animation, Short
    The Stockbroker and the Goddess: A stop motion short2020
    Animation, Short
    The Telling Tale2020
    Animation
    The Gardener : A Cautionary Comedy2019
    Animation, Short
  • Cinematographer (1 Credit)
    The Doctor's Last Day -- A 5 minute stop motion comedy
    Animation, Short
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    The Doctor's Last Day -- A 5 minute stop motion comedy
    Animation, Short
Official Selection
Phone Gal
Skiptown Playhouse International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2021
Official Selection
Visiting Valerie: a stop motion comedy
Twin Falls Sandwiches Film Festival
Twin Falls
2021
Official Selection
Visiting Valerie: a stop motion comedy
Eau Claire International Film Festival
Eau Claire, WI
2021
Official Selection
Visiting Valerie: a stop motion comedy
NEW YORK IO Film Festival
online
2021
Official Selection
Jammed: A dark comedy
Adirondack Film Festival
Glen Falls, NY
2021
Official Selection
Jammed: A dark comedy
NewFilmmakers NY
2021
Official Selection
Jammed: A dark comedy
NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival
online
2021
Official Selection
The Split
Cinema Sisters Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
2021
Official Selection
The Split
Humboldt International Film Festival
Arcata, CA
2021
Official Selection
The Linguist -- A stop motion fairy tale
Film and Folklore Festival
2021
Exceptional Merit - Inspirational
The Stockbroker and the Goddess: A stop motion short
Depth of Field
2021
Official Selection
The Telling Tale
Believe Psychology Film Festival
Online
2021
Official Selection
The Clown
Red Dirt Film Festival
Stillwater, OK
2021
Official selection
The Gardener : A Cautionary Comedy
Starved Rock festival of the arts
Ottawa, Illinois
2021
Official Selection
The Gardener : A Cautionary Comedy
Film and Folklore Festival
online
2021
Official Selection
The Linguist -- A stop motion fairy tale
Women of the Lens Film Festival
London
2020
Official Selection
The Stockbroker and the Goddess: A stop motion short
Ridgway Film Festival
Ridgway
2020
Official Selection
The Stockbroker and the Goddess: A stop motion short
Piton International Film Festival
2020
Official Selection
The Clown
Hobnobben Film Festival
Fort Wayne, IN
2020
Outstanding Achievement
The Clown
MLC Awards
2020
Finalist
The Clown
FROSTBITE International Indie Fest
2020
Official Selection
Would You Rather I Was Dead? A Stop Motion Comedy
qFlix Worchester 2020
Worchester
2020
Official Selection
Would You Rather I Was Dead? A Stop Motion Comedy
MINT Film Festival
2020
Best Animation
The Gardener : A Cautionary Comedy
Sandwiches Film Festival
Twin Falls
2019
Official Selection
The Doctor's Last Day -- A 5 minute stop motion comedy
Film Girl Film Festival
Milwaukee
2019
Official Selection and Finalist
The Doctor's Last Day -- A 5 minute stop motion comedy
Sigmund Freud Film Festival & Challenge
Tampa
2019
Official Selection
The Doctor's Last Day -- A 5 minute stop motion comedy
The Film Collective
Philadelphia
2019
Semi-Finalist
Visiting Valerie: a stop motion comedy
International Moving Film Festival
Semi Finalist
The Stockbroker and the Goddess: A stop motion short
Alternative Film Festival
Official Selection
The Stockbroker and the Goddess: A stop motion short
Depth of Field Film Festival
Semi Finalist
The Telling Tale
Alternative Film Festival
Finalist
The Telling Tale
Wholesome Film Festival
Official Selection
The Clown
NYLIFF
Semi-Finalist
Would You Rather I Was Dead? A Stop Motion Comedy
Altff Alternative Film Festival
Official Selection
Would You Rather I Was Dead? A Stop Motion Comedy
Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival
Official Selection
Cloistered Honey
https://filmfreeway.com/RedDirtFilmFestival
Best Screenplay/Official Selection
Cloistered Honey
Eugene International Film Festival
Birth City
Chicago
Current City
Chicago
Hometown
Chicago
Gender
Female
Award winning playwright and screenwriter.
Inspirare (Latin) from in- + spirare to breathe -- archaic: to infuse (as life) by breathing.
Inspiration -- the act of drawing in; specifically: the drawing of air into the lungs, the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions, breathing-in divine energies.
Diving into stories -- large and small.