Laura Casey

Laura Casey is a citizen of the Muscogee Nation and an aspiring screenwriter based in Norman, Oklahoma. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, her studies focused on academic writing about visual media, with multidisciplinary coursework including Film History, Native American Film, Women and Film, and Oklahoma Filmmakers. While in college, she spent a summer interning in the documentary department at the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority, part of the Public Broadcasting Service network. After completing her degree, she worked in libraries before pivoting into the field of cosmetology. For the past several years, she has been part of the still-growing Oklahoma film and television production industry as a hair stylist and makeup artist. She is a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 484, Studio Mechanics of Texas and Oklahoma. She is grateful to have been part of over 20 productions so far, and her writing is often inspired by personal interactions and observations that are unique to this industry. In recent years, her credits include working in the makeup department on Killers of the Flower Moon and Love & Death, and in the hair department on Tulsa King and Twisters. Her hope is to use her voice to tell relatable stories with a real-life feel that can be produced ethically, with the health and safety of crew being the ultimate goal. Laura enjoys spending time with and laughing with her family and friends, being a mom to a teenager, reading true stories, and watching and re-watching her favorite movies and shows. She is so happy to have been accepted into the writer’s seminar, and  is am eager for this opportunity to learn alongside other Indigenous writers. Mvto! (Thank you!)