Director / Screenwriter
Laci Dent is a filmmaker, writer, and production designer from New Orleans, Louisiana. She received an MFA in Directing & Production from the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television in 2018. At UCLA she received the Edie and Lew Wasserman Production Grant and the Gina Prince Bythewood/Mara Brock Akil Four Sisters Scholarship. She also founded the genre-driven production company Nite Cloud Films. In 2019, her short film “Into the Night” received a development and distribution grant from The Future of Film is Female. Her in-development debut feature film project received a SFFILM/Westridge Foundation Screenwriting Grant 2020 and support from The Black List and Women in Film LA as a participant in their Writer's Residency 2020. The project was subsequently featured and covered in The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and Deadline. Most recently, the project was selected for IFP's Project Forum.