Laura Holliday grew up in Lewisburg, West Virginia (population 3,900) and spent every waking moment of her childhood acting in productions at Greenbrier Valley Theater, the only year round professional theater in the state. At sixteen Laura moved across the country to study filmmaking at Idyllwild Arts Academy, a boarding arts high school, in Idyllwild, CA where she fell in love with directing. In 2011, Laura moved to LA and completed the Second City Hollywood conservatory for improv and sketch, and met many of her current collaborators. In her subsequent years in LA, Laura began making commissioned sketches for Funny or Die, some of which have been screened at LA Film Fest and highlighted by Conan O’Brien’s “What’s So Funny.” Based on her short film ‘Persephone Goes Home’ Laura was selected for the 2017 Sundance Ignite Fellowship, a competitive program that provides 15 directors age 25 and under with a year long mentorship with Sundance Institute. In 2017, Laura graduated from Art Center College of Design with a BFA in film production with an emphasis in directing. She is also a graduate of UCB theater’s improv program where she had so much fun. Laura recently wrote, directed and starred in a digital sketch series for Comedy Central called “Brief and Futile Love Stories” which will premiere in December. Laura is the Vice President of the Alumni Advisory board for the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (an annual youth film fest in Seattle) and a media partner at SafeBae, a non- profit that works to prevent & educate about sexual assault in middle & high school. She is passionate about elevating women’s voices, and finding humor in the mundane.