Carla Jay Laroche

Carla Jay Laroche

Filmmaker / BTG
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Carla jay's story:
Self-shooting director and editor with a background in Social Anthropology. Passionate about making films that bring human experiences to the forefront and editing projects that bring the director's vision to life.

Carla is a self-shooting director and editor based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Since beginning her career in Brazil, Carla’s work as a filmmaker has used portraits of human experiences to highlight pressing issues. From social justice to mental health, her films are visually raw, sensitive, poetic and blunt.

Born in Tokyo, and later raised in Rome storytelling always played a huge role in Carla’s understanding of the world around her. Later, living in London and Brazil, her lived experiences and voice would become the craft it is today.

After graduating in Social Anthropology at the LSE (2009) in London, Carla moved to Rio de Janeiro and began working as a self-shooting director for NGO’s committed to social justice and human rights. There she would also study montage at Escola de Cinema Darcy Ribeiro (ECDR, 2013) were upon completion she would step into the industry as an editor in both fiction and creative documentaries.

Carla holds an MA in Documentary Filmmaking at the Edinburgh College of Art where she filmed her short documentary “COPANCABANCA” (2021). Her most recent short “The Tomorrow That’ll Come” (2022) commissioned by the Scottish Documentary Institute and Screen Scotland as part of their talent initiative Bridging the Gap, had its world premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Carla is currently working on her first feature, “Thread”.