Ani Layla Laurie is a writer/director born and raised in London. Ani studied briefly at Byam Shaw school of Art, worked briefly as a photographer for Vice magazine, Dazed & Confused, and at NBC Universal Pictures/Comcast where, she was part of the development team of Parenthood. Ani trained at the prestigious National Film and Television School Directing Fiction. Here, she received a Toledo scholarship from Duncan Kenworthy. Passionate about strong authored storytelling which ‘ make an audience feel…..’ Earlier this year, Ani worked with Acclaimed British Director, Steve McQueen and his team on a film which will be released to the public in 2020.