Laura Holliday is a director, actor, writer and songwriter based in Los Angeles. Laura is a 2017 Sundance Ignite Fellow, a fellowship that selects 15 upcoming filmmakers under 24 from around the world for a year long mentorship with Sundance Institute. Laura is passionate about creating female driven content and telling stories about the Appalachian region of the USA where she grew up. Laura has studied screenwriting and filmmaking at Idyllwild Arts Academy, and Art Center College of Design where she will graduate this fall with a BFA in Directing. She is a graduate of The Second City Hollywood Conservatory and Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre’s improv program where she was recently nominated for the Thomas Angel Foundation Scholarship. She is currently in post production for her first directorial feature “Daddy Issues,” a dark comedy that subverts the oversimplified implications of its title, and is also a heartfelt, funny ride. Professionally, Laura has written/directed content for Lifetime, Funny or Die, Fullscreen and PopTv.