Following Films episode 40: Laura Maxfield
Laura Maxfield made her first short “Vibrator” a coming of age sex comedy in 2006. “Vibrator” has gotten almost 2 million views on youtube. After her foray into comedy Laura delved into genre writing and directing with “Hunting” in 2010. “Hunting” is a dark psychological thriller about a young woman who goes crazy from stress. “Hunting” received the award for “Best Horror Film” at the Victoria Independent Film Festival in Australia and was shown at Big Apple Film Festival, LA Shorts, New Hampshire Film Festival, NewFilmmakers New York, POW Fest and others.
Laura's most recent short “a Girl, a Cat, a Bomb” is another genre film; Science Fiction, which is her first love. It is currently screening at Festivals. Laura is heavily influenced by the work of Stanley Kubrick and seventies slasher and science fiction films as well as the French New Wave. Most recently she has become an admirer of Ti West, Shane Carruth, and Mike Cahill. Laura has been working in the film industry since 2004 in various areas of production. Recently she has been working as a Post Supervisor on New York City independent films.