Filmmaker Laci Dent on Searching for the Truth in Genre Stories

The L.A.-based writer-director discusses recent and upcoming projects

Laci Dent is an award-winning director, screenwriter and production designer hailing from New Orleans and now based in Los Angeles. Laci is a storyteller who builds atmospheric worlds through her passion for genre fare and dark, probing dramas.

Laci's work explores the ins and outs of coming to find oneself. It carries an evolved tone of the familiar coming-of-age narrative. Her work contains aesthetics that are approachable by examining the inner truths of her subjects.

In this latest edition of our interview series Long Story Short, Laci talks to us about creative genres, finding your people and searching for your truth.

For more about the work Laci discusses in her video, please visit these links:

Into the Night

Video edit by Carly Angeloni.

"Long Story Short" is a Muse video series produced with FREE THE WORK, a nonprofit initiative and talent discovery platform for underrepresented creators. Head to to search for more talented creators to work with. For more about Laci Dent, visit her Free The Work page.

Ashley Epping
Ashley Epping is art director of Muse by Clio and program lead at the Clio Awards.

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