New York, NY, USA
Lara is an award-winning producer/director/writer of nonfiction television and film. Her work has appeared in theaters, on Netflix, PBS, NBC, MSNBC, TLC, AMC, VH-1 and on The New York Times' website. For "Swim Team," her most recent film, she was named an IFP Documentary Lab Fellow, awarded the New York Women in Film and Television Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness grant and was provided funding from the Aetna Foundation, Easterseals and the Karma Foundation among others. "Swim Team" screened at over 50 international film festivals, won 14 awards, began its theatrical release at New York's IFC Center and aired on PBS' POV. It is currently streaming on Netflix. Lara appears as a featured speaker on autism, disability advocacy, independent filmmaking and distribution. She has contributed as a writer to HuffPost and Entrepreneur.