When she left her birthplace New Orleans (to move to Switzerland) at the age of six,
Laura Belsey, along with her two sisters, sobbed so hard that their father drove
75 miles in the wrong direction.
Belsey returned permanently to the United States to attend New York University
Film School. She is an award-winning director, whose commercials and short films
have won numerous international honors, including a Cannes Gold Lion.
Her "New York, New York" spot for the Coalition for the Homeless, hailed by the
New York Times as "one of the most remarked on, and remarkable, examples of the
puissance of public service advertising", is in the permanent collection of the
Museum of Modern Art.
Currently Belsey is a partner at Shadow Pictures, a film and commercial production
company in New York. She is an adjunct professor at the NYU Tisch School of the
Arts Graduate Film Program and serves on the Directors Guild of America’s
National Board and Eastern Directors Council.