Company
RIch Kids Productions
Laura Somers wrote and directed the feature film RICH KIDS, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the HBO New York Latino Film Festival and continues to be a smash on the festival circuit, playing at over 30 film festivals and winning 15 awards. It will be premiering on Netflix in February 2020.
Laura is a determined, nurturing, and enthusiastic director whose strengths lie within her solid storytelling skills, powerful use of imagery, and ability to inspire earnest performances from actors. She is particularly strong with young talent.
Laura is a fellow with Film Independent’s Project:Involve, and was featured in SHOOT Magazine’s New Directors showcase. She also has mentored screenwriters through various programs of the Writer’s Guild of America East since 2012.
Laura began her career directing theater in the small black box venues in New York City and Austin before moving to directing short films and digital sketch comedy in Los Angeles. Her work has been highlighted in American Theater Magazine, New York Magazine, Remezcla, Vanity Fair, The W Hotels and UCLA Medical Center. For eight years she worked as a reality television editor, which has helped sharpen her story telling skills and ability to make quick decisions on set. She has directed three feature films.
Laura is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors and Film Fatales. She holds a BFA in Theater Directing from NYU’s TISCH School of the Arts, and is a graduate of UCLA’s Professional Screenwriting Program. She grew up in Houston, TX and currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and son.
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    Rich Kids2018
    Feature
Best of Fest
Rich Kids
South Texas Underground Film Festival
Corpus Christi, TX
2019
Best Ensemble Cast
Rich Kids
Tulsa American Film Festival
Tulsa, OK
2018
Official Selection
Rich Kids
Anchorage International Film Festival
Anchorage, AK
2018
Centerpiece Film
Rich Kids
HerStory Cinephilia Society
Nashville, TN
2018
Best Drama Feature, Best Actor, Best Cinematography
Rich Kids
Reel East Texas Film Festival
Killgore, TX
2018
Official Selection
Rich Kids
Virginia Film Festival
Charlottesville, VA
2018
Best of Fest
Rich Kids
River's Edge International Film Festival
Paducah, KY
2018
Best Cine-Mas Feature
Rich Kids
Lone Star Film Festival
Ft. Worth, TX
2018
Official Selection
Rich Kids
Twin Cities Film Festival
Minneapolis, MN
2018
Official Selection
Rich Kids
NewFilmmakers NY
New York, NY
2018
Official Selection
Rich Kids
Washington West Film Festival
Reston
2018
Official Selection
Rich Kids
Portland Film Festival
Portland, OR
2018
Best Ensemble Cast
Rich Kids
DTLA Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2018
Official Selection
Rich Kids
Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival
San Francisco, CA
2018
Official Selection
Rich Kids
Film Festival of Columbus
Columbus, OH
2018
Best Feature
Rich Kids
Women Texas Film Festival
Dallas
2018
Best US Feature
Rich Kids
New York Latino Film Festival
New York, NY
2018
Official Selection
Rich Kids
Woods Hole Film Festival
Woods Hole, MA
2018
Best Ensemble
Rich Kids
Phoenix Film Festival
Phoenix, AZ
2018
Official Selection
Rich Kids
Houston Latino Film Festival
Houston, TX
2018
College
New York University
College
UCLA
Current City
Los Angeles, CA
Hometown
Houston, TX
Gender
Female
Company
RIch Kids Productions
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