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Meet the 2012 Laff Filmmakers #9: 'Breakfast With Curtis' Director Laura Colella

14 June 2012 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Laura Colella fell in love with filmmaking while studying at Harvard under Raúl Ruiz. Since then she has directed two other narrative features, "Stay Until Tomorrow" and "Tax Day", as well as many short films. Colella is currently a professor of 16mm Film Production and Directing at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her latest film, "Breakfast With Curtis", is currently screening in the narrative competition at this year's Laff. What it's about: A troubled teen embarks on a creative venture with his neighbor, an eccentric bookseller who has delusions of gradeur fueled by red wine. On working with neighbors and friends: "The most unusual aspect of the film is that the main actors are the five residents of the 3-family house I live in, and the family of four who live next door. All but one had never acted before, and they’re amazing and fun to watch. Early »

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