Laura D'Antoni

Dynamic Filmmaker. Compassionate Storyteller.


Act 1: The Story Begins…

Born and raised in a small town in Bavaria, Germany, to an American mom and Sicilian dad, I picked up the camera at age 10 and never set it down. My passion for storytelling continued as I received my BFA in Film and TV from New York University and made several short films. Among those was my NYU thesis film Annie’s Religion, a 50s period drama with child and infant actors. My professors called me over-ambitious, but I have always liked a good challenge and I will pour my heart and soul into a film if I believe in it.

Act 2: The Saga Continues…

After graduating in 2008, I worked as a script supervisor, associate producer and assistant director in New York City, and eventually moved to South Florida, where I started my own production company, Leprika Productions. There I immersed myself in the documentary world, making several short and feature films highlighting fascinating people, life-saving non-profits and exploring issues of social justice. During that time I also directed and edited over 30 commercials that aired on local television.

Act 3: Los Angeles…

I hit the ground running when I moved to Los Angeles, where I directed, shot and edited branded content for big companies like Walgreens, Johnson & Johnson and Little Tikes. I also fine-tuned my editing skills while working on Erdogan: A Dictators Republic, a feature documentary narrated by Alfred Molina, Girl Meets Farm on Food Network, and most recently on the Emmy Award winning Hungry For More Docu-series. While working on commercials and non-scripted productions, I have always stayed true to my love of narrative filmmaking. In 2017 I created a dark comedic web-series, Dead-ish, and the next year I wrote and directed Cycle, my award-winning short film about domestic abuse from a little girl’s perspective. Most recently I directed The Secret in the Basement, a chilling proof-of-concept thriller that I am turning into a feature.

To Be Continued…

In the end, my love for creating beautiful moving
images, collaborating with other creatives and telling
powerful stories has never ceased, and I look forward
to my next creative adventure.