Lara Everly is a director who celebrates female-driven content and dark comedy. An Upright Citizens Brigade graduate, Lara’s sharp wit and clever comedy sensibility first gained attention in her sketch comedy content. She's adept at bringing humor to unexpected topics and disrupting the status quo. As a filmmaker, her narrative films and documentaries have played the film festival circuit, winning awards and procuring distribution through Amazon, ShortsHD and New Wave Entertainment. She is wrapping up post on her short film that she wrote and directed called “Heritage Day” starring Rachel Bloom.
Lara has written and directed for a range of platforms including Disney, Netflix Family, Refinery29, Scary Mommy, Oprah, Funny or Die, Awestruck, Swing Left, Acronym, Babycenter and more. She’s in the current class for NBC Launch and about to direct her first episode of network television.
Most recently, Lara directed a comedy pilot presentation starring Geena Davis entitled "I Can By Friday", a Netflix doc series called "Like A Mother" about working moms making in-roads in male-dominated careers, a commercial reframing the cultural narrative around abortion, and a 12-episode comedic doc series called "Wags to Riches".
Her directing has been commissioned for broadcast commercials and high-profile brands including Fisher Price, Walmart, Little Tikes, Swehl, Fellow Americans, Bloomlife, Schwarzkopf, Geico, Diono, Wake Up and Vote, several fashion lines and Netflix, where she directed an anthemic love letter to all moms in the entertainment industry that garnered over 17 million views online.
When she is not wrangling a cast and crew, Lara’s wrangling her children and rescue pets. And most importantly, she won the California Science Fair at 12-years-old.