Laurie Collyer

Laurie Collyer is an American film director. She grew up in Mountainside, New Jersey and attended Oberlin College. She is best known for writing and directing Sherrybaby, for which actress Maggie Gyllenhaal received a Golden Globe nomination. She also directed the film Nuyorican Dream in 1999. She is in development to direct a film based on the story of Julia Butterfly Hill and Luna which is to star Rachel Weisz. Collyer is a graduate of Oberlin College.

Nuyorican Dream (2000)

Chronicles the ups and downs of a poverty-stricken Puerto Rican family living in New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurie Collyer
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Chronicles the ups and downs of a poverty-stricken Puerto Rican family living in New York.  (more)

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Sunlight Jr. (2013)

Quickie-mart employee Melissa and paraplegic Richie are very much in love. Supported only by Melissa’s small hourly wage, they are nevertheless thrilled to learn that Melissa is pregnant. Then their situation deteriorates, and their tenuous financial situation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurie Collyer
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Matt Dillon  •  Norman Reedus  •  Tess Harper

Quickie-mart employee Melissa and paraplegic Richie are very much in love. Supported only by Melissa’s small hourly wage, they are nevertheless thrilled to learn that Melissa is pregnant. Then their situation deteriorates, and their tenuous financial situation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurie Collyer
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Matt Dillon  •  Norman Reedus  •  Tess Harper

Sherrybaby (2006)

After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a good mother, and Sherry ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurie Collyer
CAST:  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Michelle Hurst  •  Sandra Rodríguez  •  Danny Trejo

After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a good mother, and Sherry ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurie Collyer
CAST:  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Michelle Hurst  •  Sandra Rodríguez  •  Danny Trejo

Furlough (2018)

In between caring for her mother, a young woman works part time at a prison. The rookie guard gets a chance to prove her mettle when she's tasked with accompanying a hell-raising inmate on an emergency furlough to visit her dying mother. But things soon spiral out ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurie Collyer
CAST:  Tessa Thompson  •  Melissa Leo  •  Edgar Ramírez  •  Whoopi Goldberg

In between caring for her mother, a young woman works part time at a prison. The rookie guard gets a chance to prove her mettle when she's tasked with accompanying a hell-raising inmate on an emergency furlough to visit her dying mother. But things soon spiral out ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurie Collyer
CAST:  Tessa Thompson  •  Melissa Leo  •  Edgar Ramírez  •  Whoopi Goldberg

Hope (2013)

The remarkable true story of Hope Stout, a 12 year old girl whose one simple wish forever changed the lives of 155 other children and everyone else around her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurie Collyer
CAST:  Queen Latifah

The remarkable true story of Hope Stout, a 12 year old girl whose one simple wish forever changed the lives of 155 other children and everyone else around her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurie Collyer
CAST:  Queen Latifah