Laura Lewis-Barr is an award-winning stop-motion filmmaker and educator. Laura's focus is on animating fairy tales and mythic stories. She is inspired by the work of Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, and Michael Meade. Laura's films are made in her basement in Chicago.
She 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.
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“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.”