Laura Anne Anderson is a screenwriter working in games, television, feature films and short films.
Her education includes a Postgraduate Masters in Screenwriting (2007) from Screen Academy Scotland. Subjects studied: Writing and Screen Project Development, From Script to Screen, The Business of Screen Project Development, Writing for Interactive Entertainment, Research Methodologies, and a year of advanced Script Workshops.
Laura won a place on the leading She Writes development programme from The Script Factory and Birds Eye View, supported by Skillset Film Skills Fund and Scottish Screen. She has also taken masterclasses and workshops, has been shortlisted for various screenwriting competitions, and is a member of WIFT/WFTV.
In 2016 Laura won a place on Talent Lab at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where she won pitching prizes for ‘Best Story’ and ‘Audience Award’ for her comedy screenplay ‘The Hen Do’.
As well as film and TV screenwriting, Laura has written scripts for games, audio adventures, the ‘chatbot’ app Ask Alex for charity Cyrenians, and advertising such as the short ‘A Challenge for Little Miss Inventor‘. Laura freelances with a range of clients, including as the writer and narrative developer at Trailmix games.
Selected Screenwriting Credits
Cops and Monsters (2017 & 2020)
Laura wrote episode 5 of series 1 and is writing episode 2 of season 2 for this popular, award winning web series.
A tale of police trying to do their best in a supernatural Scotland, Laura’s episode is the penultimate in the series and revolves around a missing person in a race against time.
You can watch Fight the Bite, Cops and Monsters episode 5, online on Amazon Prime now.
I Am Anna (2018) – co-screenplay writer for Timo Langer’s award-winning independent Scottish feature film.
The story of Anna, who is tormented by a moment from her recent past, and finding it hard to work out who she is and what she needs to do to get over her mistakes.
Watch the trailer for I Am Anna.
We All Fall Down (2015) – a short thriller made in Scotland, co-written by Laura Anne Anderson and William J. Beaumont, Directed by Laura Anne Anderson.
When two hikers find an injured man in a remote forest, their well-meaning attempts to help him could put them all in terrible danger.
You can watch We All Fall Down online.
Ooglies (2015) – stop motion comedy animation for CBBC.
Laura worked on a writing team for season 3 of the programme. This season won the BAFTA for best Children’s short form in November 2015.
Ladies Who Lunch (2010) – Screenwriter for this award winning comedy short funded by South West Screen Commission, with an original screenplay by Laura.
Written by Laura Anne Anderson, Directed by Victoria Thomas, funded by South West Screen Commission and starring Una McLean and Mona Hammond.
Honest Betty and glamorous Grace are bored of retirement, and in a bid to excite her old friend Grace reveals her secret life as a recreational shoplifter.
Selected for the Short Film Corner at Cannes 2010, Winner of Best Short Film at the 2010 Black International Film Festival (BIF), Nominee of Golden Knight Award at Malta Film Festival 2010.
The Santa Trap (animation) – Script and Story Editor – Written by Brian Spence, Directed by Victoria Thomas. ‘Having successfully caught the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy, Rosie is determined to kidnap Santa and tackle him over his bad presents.’ Find out more about The Santa Trap.
Laura Anne Anderson has also been commissioned to write a feature and several shorts, and has had other screenplays optioned.