Laurrie Mansfield (Australia)
First Nations Producer

Laurrie Mansfield is a developer, facilitator and producer for the screen arts.

With almost 10 years experience in the screen industry, Laurrie has worked with leading organisations both locally and globally including: Screen Australia (First Nations, Enterprise, Content, Online), Netflix (Production and ANZ Grow Creative), Australians in Film (AiF), Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC), Arts Cultural Exchange (A.C.E.), Screen NSW, Curious Works, Screenworks and Sydney Film Festival.

Presently, Laurrie splits their time between producing at GARUWA, the 100% Aboriginal-owned, multidisciplinary creative agency, and freelancing as an assessor, developer, facilitator, programmer, and emerging writer.

Laurrie’s background as an Aboriginal-Filipino-Irish and Bi+ / Gender Queer individual, raised in Western Sydney, has informed their practice and has equipped them to facilitate discussions about culture, class, collaboration, decolonisation, equity, gender, mental health and power dynamics in the screen arts.

Until 2023, Laurrie worked at Screen Australia as a Development and Investment Executive within the First Nations Department. During this time Laurrie managed titles including The New Boy (Roadshow), Incarceration Nation (NITV, SBS, SFF), Mystery Road S2 (ABC), Mystery Road: Origin (ABC), She Who Must Be Loved (AFF), All My Friends Are Racist (ABC), Robbie Hood (SBS), Here Out West (SFF, ABC) and Sweet As (Roadshow). Laurrie has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication: Media, Arts and Production (2013) from the University of Technology, Sydney, and an Advanced Diploma in Screenwriting from AFTRS (2017).

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