Laura Jane Turner (she/they) is a multi-award winning, queer actor & filmmaker based in Djilang (Geelong), Australia.
Graduating with First Class Honours from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2013, Laura Jane has performed with Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Complete Works Theatre Company and internationally with Chunky Move.
Their highly acclaimed and solo performance short film, Curve premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and went on to screen at more than 60 festivals worldwide. Among the 17 awards the film received, Curve was awarded Best Short Film at Sitges Film Festival, qualifying the creative team for the 2018 Academy Awards. Since its online release, Curve has been watched more than 5 million times across YouTube and Vimeo and has since gone viral on TikTok.
Laura Jane was the 2022 recipient of the Equity Foundation’s Atlantic Acting School Scholarship where she trained under the guidance of industry leading mentors and working creatives.
In 2022, they were seen on stage as Tyler in Geelong Repertory Theatre's production of Some Girl(s), directed by Wentworth’s Georgia Chara. In the same year, Laura Jane was cast in dual roles, Marian and Glenys in Platform Arts’ production of Blackrock, directed by Olivia Staaf. Laura Jane wrapped up 2022 with a reading at Theatre Works for the Melbourne Writers Theatre program, Page to Stage where they were cast as the lead, non binary character Nat in Mag O’Briens debut play, F*cking Michigan, directed by Cathy Hunt.
Laura Jane kicked off 2023 as the lead in Holly Hargreave's debut feature film, Love or Horror; a feature ambitiously shot over seven days in regional Victoria.
A multi-hyphenate storyteller, Laura Jane has worked successfully as a screenwriter, director, producer, editor and 1st AD. Their work is grounded in feminist & queer storytelling; elevating and supporting stories by and about gender & sexually diverse people.