filmmaker ~ theatrical producer ~ director ~ choreographer ~ performer
GRACE FURY awarded **BEST DANCE FILM** in Los Angeles!
A six-time national champion and world ranked Scottish Highland dancer, a former member of Ballet Arizona, and an honors graduate of ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Laura Carruthers develops uniquely beautiful and insightful projects in both theatre and film, that combine her abilities to direct, choreograph, perform, arrange music, and edit. A wild ‘n’ classy originality springs from her fusion of artistic styles and techniques, depth of vision, and collaborative performances with some of the very best in music, dance, and cinematography. Discover More
Her concert work, namely Fire & Grace, has sold-out local theaters and toured regionally. Her short musicals, Driven Celtic and Outside In, have screened nationally and abroad, also earning independent film festival nominations and awards. Each project, recorded and/or presented live, shares the inspiration of Celtic music pioneers, including Alasdair Fraser, Capercaillie, and Bad Haggis, industry-leading cinematographers, like James Chressanthis, ASC and Anka Malatynska ASC, and dance masters from Los Angeles to Montréal and NYC. Discover More
Most recently, an eclectic cast of twelve, all-star dancers from major companies and Broadway productions joined Carruthers at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA for filmed performances that energetically shape Grace Fury, an experimental feature that travels her thoughts, her discoveries, and the elements of her story on a breathtaking flight of dynamic choreography, multi-camera cinematography, musical ingenuity, and scenic highlights from her earliest films. Grace Fury has already moved hearts and minds this year, among film experts and enthusiasts. She premiered and won Best Experimental Feature at the Manhattan Film Festival, received a “Platinum” Remi Award from WorldFest-Houston, looks forward to award-nominated, summer screenings in Madrid and Amsterdam, and will be presented by the Golden State Film Festival for her Los Angeles premiere this August. Discover More