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photo: Jenna Propp

BIG MIMIC PRODUCTIONS is the professional front for Laura La France, a director, editor and producer based in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta). Laura works in a variety of styles and formats, with a specialty in Super 8 film production and editing. 

After becoming a member of the Film & Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA) in 2016, and with no formal education in the cinematic arts, Laura has made her way into the world of filmmaking through self-education and pushing through one ambitious project after the other. Laura was awarded with the Alex Thomas-Haug Emerging Artist Award in 2019, and has since produced, directed, shot and edited music videos for such artists as Ghost Woman, Wares, Matthew Cardinal, and Aladean Kheroufi. Laura's first independent Super 8 film, Kite Fest, won 2nd Place at the Gotta Minute Film Festival in 2020; screened at Big Teeth Small Shorts in Chicago, and was nominated for Best Documentary by Couch Film Festival in Toronto.

 

Shortly before the Covid-19 pandemic, Laura began bringing her Super 8 camera with her everywhere to gather ongoing, spontaneous footage for a documentary project about the Edmonton arts community, which has since evolved to focus on the pandemic and its effects on Edmonton arts, politics and Laura’s own personal life. When she's not working on a film project, you'll find Laura singing karaoke with her friends or projecting a film at the Garneau Theatre.