Rotterdam Lab

Laura McBride

Lothian Films – Scotland, United Kingdom


Lothian Films is an Edinburgh based independent Film and TV production company founded by Laura McBride, which has a focus on championing diverse voices and women writers and directors from both Scotland and further afield. Laura has produced award winning short films, including recently completed Scuzz, written and directed by Alia Ghafar which was commissioned by BFI Network. Laura and Alia are currently developing Yellow Moon - Alia’s first feature which is an adaptation of the play by acclaimed Scottish playwright, David Greig. 

Laura McBride is the founder of Edinburgh based independent Film and TV production company Lothian Films. Laura has produced award-winning short films and has over 7 years’ experience working within the Scottish Film and HETV industry across development, production, exhibition and education. She is currently P/T Head of Development at Compact Pictures working with John McKay, has worked in-house at Synchronicity Films as assistant to Claire Mundell, has managed events at Edinburgh International Film Festival and has production department credits on The Cry (BBC One), Only You’ (The Bureau), Get Duked! (Sigma) and Vigil (World Productions).

Current Projects 

In development 
Yellow Moon by Alia Ghafar (Feature, drama)
It's Over by Sam Burkett (Dance Film)
In Her Corner by Emma Ramsay (Short, drama)

In production
Groom by Leyla Josephine (Short, drama)

Scuzz by Alia Ghafar, 2020 (Short, drama)

Laura McBride

Rotterdam Lab

Rotterdam Lab participants 2021

The selection of the 74 producers for the 2021 Rotterdam Lab.