Director’s BIO: Laura Malatos

Short Film FAMILY SHADOWS Playing at the June 29, 2017 Under 5 Minute Film Festival

Director Biography

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Laura Malatos is a filmmaker from Seattle, Washington. She’s established herself mainly as a writer/directed, but has additional experience in editing and cinematography. Her work captures the vulnerability of human emotion, often alluding to the beauty that comes from pain. Her films have been awarded and recognized on a national and international level, with her recent film, “Dear”, taking home the award for “Best Student Short” at the Celluloid Bainbridge Festival, following an earlier win at the Calgary International Festival.

Get to know the short film: FAMILY SHADOWS, 4min, USA, Family/Drama

Playing at the June 29, 2017 Under 5 Minute Film Festival

Family shadows 1 1 page 001Every Friday night at 7 o’clock, Carter walks into the forest, and every single time, his father follows him. While wandering through the shadows, they discover what it means to be family.

The film’s director was 17 at the time of filming and 18 at the time of completion.

  • Laura Malatos
    Director, Writer, Editor
  • Rick Stevenson
    Executive Producer
  • Rick Stevenson
    Key Cast
  • Noah Anderton
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Fisher
    Key Cast
  • Max Losee
    Key Cast
  • Zim Pawluskiewicz
    Key Cast
  • Johnny Valencia
    Director of Photography
  • Kevin Klar
    Special Thanks
  • Nery Cubias
    Special Thanks
  • Carol Nguyen
    Special Thanks