“Spark, a master of stop motion, creates film of cinematic quality and of the highest standard” – Soul Noir Festival

Laura Spark is a visual artist working in animation, film, and performance.

Laura Spark came to animation from a background in performance, bringing strong theatrical elements to her work. Drawing on themes from folk, horror and psychedelia, Laura’s perverse insights into contemporary anxieties are haunting and visceral. Experience of working as a performing artist and musician is evident in an intuitive knowledge of music and rhythm, and a dramatic and playful performative flair.

Having originally graduated with a degree in Drama at Liverpool’s John Moore’s University, Laura has recently completed a Masters in Animation at the Royal College of Art.

Laura is originally from Scotland but has spent 10 years in Liverpool, where she was intrinsically involved with pivotal grassroots arts space MelloMello, and also collaborated with a number of  collectives including The Kazimier.

Laura’s films have been shown in festivals and exhibitions internationally, including Stoptrik 2017, Slovenia; Final Girls Festival 2018, Berlin; Frightfest, London 2018 and London Short Film Festival 2019. She has made music videos for Emily Portman and Laura Cannell amongst others; and has created visual work for live musical performance internationally.

Laura also plays music and has worked across theatre and TV in production and management roles as well as performance and directing. But it’s too many stories for one night.