documentary, narrative, commercial
We Are The Hartmans [OFFICIAL TRAILER]
THE WATCHER: Behind the scenes of Manhattan Night
"Laura Newman Video Reel"
Laura Newman is an award winning filmmaker, singer and composer. She opened 6 times for Neil Young singing her original music, including at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA.
Laura has directed hundreds of films including the feature film comedy WE ARE THE HARTMANS starring Richard Chamberlain.
As a cinematographer, she captured the ‘water on fire’ shot in the Oscar-Nominated documentary GASLAND, which galvanized activists and led to the banning of Fracking in NY State.
She is the creator of The Abracadabra Trip, a mobile concert that plays on the roof of a bus at iconic locations around NYC and beyond. In 2022 the team toured to Ukraine on a mission of peace and healing through music. A feature documentary about the trip is currently in post production.
Other films Laura has directed, produced, shot and edited include THE WATCHER a behind the scenes short about Adrien Brody, Jennifer Beals and the cast of Manhattan Night and multiple PSAs for the American Heart Association that won a Marcom PR Award. She has produced award winning content for MTV, Bravo, NYU, Wiley Publishing. 350.org and the Lower East Side Girl's Club. For 5 years, Laura was the head filmmaker at The Feedfeed producing branded content for Amex, Simply Organic Spices, Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute and more.
Laura is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts.