Laura Carreira is a Portuguese filmmaker based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Her first short film Red Hill won the New Visions Award at the 73rd Edinburgh International Film Festival and was nominated for the Best Short Film award at the 2019 BAFTA Scotland Awards.
Her short film The Shift premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in 2020 and was nominated for the European Film Awards and the London Critics' Circle Film Awards. In 2021 it won the New Talent Award at IndieLisboa.
In 2022, Laura was named one of the Rising Stars Scotland by Screen International magazine.
Her first feature film is being produced by Sixteen Films and BRO Cinema and counts with the support of the BFI, BBC Films, Screen Scotland, ICA and Wild Bunch. Her second feature film is under development with Sixteen Films and Film4.
"This is a slow and richly rewarding work thanks to the confident direction of Carreira, who combines documentary style realism with a lyrical beauty, alongside a breathtaking performance from Billy Mack in the lead role."