Lori Hamilton
Makes Stuff Happen

Hi. I’m a writer, director, performer, and creator. From “Project Spudway“, a take off of Project Runway with animated potatoes, to “Landalor Industries“, a serious corporate satire to a North Star a one-woman show about real-world resilience, to dozens of short films, comedy bits, TV pilots and feature film scripts creator.

Solo show headed to Edinburgh Fringe

Known by my mom as “the child who ruined my life” – i had to find my way to overcome her family baggage – with music, comedy and dance!  It’s all in my  new solo show, “North Star (or what I listened to instead of my intuition).  Directed by the award-winning Sean Daniels with a line-up of Broadway musicians on the soundtrack

19 Awards in 2021 for Short Films
59 Awards for Creative Excellence
150+ Short Films

Performer

Classically Trained
Comedy Goddess

My first professional performance was at the age of five in a dance recital at the 2500 seat Richmond Civic Auditorium in California. I took the dance recital and my costume FROM NEW YORK CITY very seriously.

Creator

Making Stuff Happen

The Greeks didn’t say “you are a genius,” they said, “you are connected to genius,” meaning the Great Creator. That’s how things work for me. I get ideas and then I make them. Otherwise, they wake me up in the middle of the night, and I enjoy sleep.  I particularly enjoy writing serious things in a funny way and have been grateful to win 59 awards for my work.

Writer

Telling Serious Stories in a Funny Way

I’ve been paid as a writer since I was 18 and started supporting myself in college. Luckily, I’ve had dozens of great teachers, including Alan Kingsberg, Ben Frahm, Daniel Dratch, Brian Kiley and numerous teachers at UCB, The PIT and Magnet Theater.  In the past year, I’ve won 19 awards for short films, four awards as an inspiring innovator.  Projects include TV and film scripts, short films, stand up comedy and one-person shows.  I also write kids jokes, which I apparently felt the need to share as I was coming out of surgery last year.

Director

Boss Lady Vibes

I’ve been running my own company for over 10 years, and I’ve learned a lot about how to make the most of the talents around me. In the past year, I’ve taken 10 master classes with the ASC (American Society of Cinematographers), completed a certification program in Film/TV with NYU, continued my studies with Alan Kingsburg (Stony Brook TV/Film program) and private coaching with Ben Frahm (Professor of film and TV, Syracuse University).

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