About Two Birds Film



Laura began making documentaries in response to her undergraduate experience at Yale University. Through a chronicle of labor strikes on campus, THE SUBTEXT OF A YALE EDUCATION examines the corporatization of higher education. She then returned to her birthplace to make GREEN, a sobering look at environmental racism along the Mississippi River petrochemical corridor, a.k.a. “Cancer Alley”. Other work includes experimental films BABY, a personal take on population issues, and BECOME THE SKY, an ecological map of power in Texas. Honors include a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship, Student Academy Award, Yale’s Trumbull Fine Arts Prize, International Documentary Association Pare Lorenz Grant and an  Independent Spirit Truer Than Fiction Award. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and six young boys.


In addition to fundraising and extensive on-location work, Jef designed THE UNFORESEEN's motion graphics sequences. He was nominated for an Outstanding Achievement in Graphics and Animation at the inaugural Cinema Eye awards.  Jef served as Producer, Co-Director and Visual Designer on Two Birds’ next film LOOK & SEE. Jef also created the film's prologue sequence which provided the basis of the film’s unconventional film trailer. For his contributions, SXSW Documentary Jurists awarded  LOOK & SEE with a special Jury Prize for Design.   Jef also created Amplifier®, a vertically-integrated merchandising logistics firm that has served countless well-known Internet brands such as MailChimp, Rooster Teeth, Critical Role, JibJab, The Onion, Reddit, Geek and Sundry, Slack, InVision and many others.