Laura Dunn

Laura Dunn started making documentaries in response to her undergraduate experience at Yale, tackling the corporatization of the university with The Subtext of a Yale Education. Over a series of shorts, she developed her nuanced filmic engagement with environmental and social issues: environmental racism in Green; overpopulation in Baby; power and ecology in Become the Sky. Her feature debut, The Unforeseen, which tracks the unexpected consequences of a development in Austin, premiered at Sundance to great acclaim. Dunn has received a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship, the IDA’s Pare Lorenz Grant, and an Independent Spirit “Truer than Fiction” Award, among many other honors. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and six young boys.