THE FILMS: 2017
Free to Laugh
- Beverly Hills Film Festival
- Brooklyn Film Festival
- Santa Barbara International Film Festival
A documentary that explores the power of comedy after prison.
FILMMAKER: Lara Everly
Lara is a director, actress and writer championing women in comedy – both in front and behind the camera. Her directorial debut, “Me, You, A Bag & Bamboo”, was awarded Best Family Film at the Canada International Film Festival and won the Viewer's Choice award at the Ovation Short Film Contest, which led to a televised screening of the film. Lara’s short films have played the film festival circuit, won awards and procured distribution through Shorts HD, Snag Films and Oprah.com. She loves directing comedy, partnering with companies like FunnyorDie, Comediva, Hello Giggles and College Humor. Web Series work includes “Love Handles” for FunnyorDie and a music-video web series called “The Queue” for PopularTV. She most recently directed a musical comedy pilot called “Patriettes” about a mock government summer camp for teenage girls. Lara earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater from Wesleyan University (CT) and is a graduate of Upright Citizen's Brigade.