filmmaker ~ theatrical producer ~ director ~ choreographer ~ performer

Golden State Film Festival Laurels 2018
screens AUGUST 11th in LOS ANGELES!

Manhattan Film Festival Laurels 2018Nice International Filmmaker Festival Laurels 2018Worldfest-Houston International Film Fest Laurels 2018Amsterdam Filmmaker Festival Laurels 2018Brazil International Film Festival Laurels 2018

** Grace Fury wins BEST EXPERIMENTAL FEATURE at the 2018 Manhattan Film Festival (NYC)

** Grace Fury claims “PLATINUM” REMI AWARD at the 51st WorldFest-Houston

** Grace Fury goes to Madrid this July and Amsterdam this August for award-nominated screenings!

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

“I love working with Laura…this movement is fascinating to me…it’s so fast…she has an amazing background…she knows exactly what she wants…it’s inspiring…it’s great to be a part of.”
John J. Todd (LA)
“Laura is…her own being which I love…that’s part of the thing that really interested me about this project…it was unlike anything that I had ever done before… ”
Matthew Powell (NYC)