With a background at Intermedia Film & Video in Nottingham, where she produced short documentaries for Carlton TV as well as shorts for the UKFC's digital strand, Laura Rees has just graduated from the NFTS' producing course. She is now developing a slate of features which reflect her wide-ranging taste and eye for emerging talent. They include Jane Rogoyska's dark drama Ward Six for Parallax East, which has Timothy Spall and Phil Davis attached; an adaptation of Russell Hoban's romantic novel Amaryllis Night And Day, which the UKFC has development financed; a comedy set in an Irish TV station by writer Vega Powell; Brian Welsh's Kin about a man with learning difficulties, now in post-production; a thriller about a Ministry of Defence cover-up; and a project with NFTS animation graduate Chris Gooch, whose film Mummy's Boy she produced. 'Laura is a dynamic young producer, full of enthusiasm,' says Karin Bamborough, head of producing at the NFTS. 'We expect to see more imaginative and exciting films from her in the near future.'

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