Laurel Akira Parmet is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. The daughter of a cinematographer, Laurel was raised on film sets and Kurosawa movies. As such, visual storytelling was always an essential part of her life.  

Today, Laurel focuses on stories about women, in all forms.

Her latest short film SPRING premiered at SXSW in 2017, and won a Special Jury Prize at Dallas Film Festival and Best Student Short at Provincetown Film Festival.  It has gone on to play at Palm Springs Shorts Fest, Maryland Film Festival, Outfest and dozens more festivals around the world.

Her previous shorts have screened at numerous festivals around the world, and her music videos have premiered on Pitchfork, MTV Buzzworthy, Spin, Fader and the A.V. Club.  In 2014 Her work was shortlisted for the Young Director Awards at Cannes.  

She is currently in post-production on a new short film and is writing her first feature.