Laura Kaehr's artistic journey encompasses various disciplines within the film industry. From her background as a ballet dancer to her exploration of acting and ultimately finding her passion in film directing and screenwriting, Laura has demonstrated exceptional talent and dedication. Her contributions to the industry go beyond her own achievements, as she actively engages in initiatives promoting gender equality and diversity. She works and writes in English, French, Italian and German.
Laura Kaehr is a director, writer, and film choreographer.
Born in Locarno, Switzerland, Laura Kaehr received her training as a professional ballet dancer at the Centre de Danse de Cannes, Rosella Hightower, and at the Academy of Ballet, San Francisco, CA. She danced at the Zurich Opera. She studied the Sanford-Meisner technique with Jack Waltzer in Paris and New York and worked as an actress, in the award-winning television series "Déchaînées".
Laura studied film directing and screenwriting at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and at the University of California (UCLA) in Los Angeles, graduating in 2018.
Her debut short film "1927" opened at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2014. She is the co-author of the TV series "TILT", which aired on SRF Swiss Television in December 2017. Laura is co-founder and co-president of SWAN (Swiss Women's Audiovisual Network). A member of Women in Film, Hollywood, CA, which promotes gender equality and diversity in film.
After a few short films "New World", and fashion film "Avian" for the brand YVY, in 2019 she started filming her first feature film "Becoming Giulia".
In 2022 “Becoming Giulia” premiered at the Zurich Film Festival and won the Audience Award, becoming a national blockbuster. Distribution: national First Hand, and international Sales agents Cercamon.