Laura O'Connor

Laura O'Connor

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available

Grierson Trust DocLab Trainee 2019 - I achieved a place on this prestigious Grierson scheme, which helps young people from diverse backgrounds get into the documentary television industry.

•  I am currently a freelance Runner in documentary and factual TV. My goal is to work my way up to Junoir Researcher and Researcher roles in documentary! I have worked in production teams for BBC1 and Channel 4 documentaries so far in my career.

Being working class myself, I have a particular interest in work that tackles or tells stories about marginalised groups and social issues. I also have a passion for film and documentary photography.


• Film, Photography and Media (BA Hons)- University of Leeds, 2015-2018.

• Achievements:

- Camera Operator for 'Expired' - Best Comedy Winner and Highly Commended Cinematography, NaSTA 2017.

- Lead Production Assistant for 'Badger_Lane' - Best Drama Winner, NaSTA 2016.

- First Aid trained.

Work History

Professional Photography Editing Assistant - David Wadley Photography

Oct 2013 - Aug 2015


Film, Photography and Media - BA - University of Leeds

Sep 2015 - Present


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • basic filming and editing
  • Digital Photography
  • Photography
  • Scriptwriting
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Camera Assisting
  • Camera Operating
  • Data Wrangling
  • Film Photography
  • Logging
  • Observation
  • People skills
  • Research Skills
  • Runner