Laurrie Brannigan-Onato (AUS)
Development & Investment Manager
Screen Australia

Laurrie Brannigan-Onato is a mixed race, Asian-Australian-First Nation (Darumbal/Bundjalung) emerging producer who was born and raised in Sydney’s Greater West suburbs.

Growing up having been immersed in the visual arts, Laurrie has taken to the screen sector with great enthusiasm. With a Bachelor of Arts in Communication: Media, Arts and Production (2013) from the University of Technology Sydney, as well as, an Advanced Diploma in Screenwriting from AFTRS (2017), Laurrie now works at Screen Australia as a Development and Investment Manager within the Indigenous Department, managing a variety of projects, ranging from development to production investment.

Laurrie has an extensive background in factual, scripted and reality television, having worked in broadcast television (both for broadcasters and production companies) and later, working with screen funding agencies. Laurrie also has developed and produced her own content, hoping to tell diverse and difficult stories in entertaining and accessible ways. Her independent shorts have screened both locally and internationally, at a variety of film festivals including, but not limited to Flickerfest, Sydney Underground Film Festival, Melbourne Underground Film Festival and the Byron Bay International Film Festival.

Laurrie’s claim to fame is having won the North Sydney Art Prize in the adults division at age four in 1996. She worries she may have peaked too soon…