Local Heroes - Seat Nomination Winners Laura Hardman

14 August 2020

We are so pleased to announce our next Name a Seat Local Hero who will have a spotlight shone on them by receiving their name on one of the seats in our brand new auditorium. This inspirational lady has left a lasting legacy in Cornwall and particularly the Cornish film industry, we are honoured to remember... LAURA HARDMAN

Laura Hardman was a Redruth based producer and project manager with experience from feature films, low-budget video projects, theatre, visual arts and fundraising. 

She also worked with young people in Cornwall facilitating young filmmakers work. 

Laura died in 2009 leaving behind her widower Jack and her two sons, Max aged 3 and Jasper aged 18 months.

She was the Creative Director of the Cornwall Film festival for several years, and was dedicated to the development of a sustainable media industry in Cornwall. 

As well as her work with Cornwall Film Festival, other film projects have included work for Creative Partnerships, Music and Dance Education, The Education Dept of the Eden Project, Kneehigh Theatre, Rogue Theatre, The Cornwall Youth Service, The National Children’s Home and Wild.

Laura received the Eave Diploma 2007 and had an MA in Radio, Film and Television from Christchurch College Canterbury and a BA Hons first class degree in Drama from the University college of Wales, Aberystwyth.

"Finding out that Loz would be remembered in this way was really moving for me and my teenage boys Max and Jasper. Laura loved theatre, she loved story telling in all forms and she took enormous delight in the happiness of others. To think the there is a space in the Hall for Cornwall dedicated to her is profoundly moving.

Explaining to her Sons the effect their Mother had on everyone around her can be difficult sometimes, having markers like this that express the difference she made is wonderful for them." Jack Morrison - Laura's Husband