Laura Hudock's unique career includes Emmy-winning documentaries as well as narrative film and television.  These distinct approaches to storytelling have shaped her ability to create emotionally intimate and impactful images. Cinematography that unveils the struggle and beauty of the human condition - whether the subject is real or fictional.

In the narrative world, experiences as a Camera Operator on Emmy-winning shows like “Westworld” (HBO) and “City on a Hill” (Showtime) allowed Laura to develop her cinematic eye. Recent narrative projects as Director of Photography include “American Rust” (Showtime), a family drama that explores the tattered American dream in southwest Pennsylvania and the music video “Wasted Days” a collaboration between Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp.

Shooting documentaries all over the world exposed Laura to cultures, landscapes, and light that now influence her narrative expression. She has a particular passion to support stories focused on women's empowerment and women's rights.  The documentary series “Woman”, hosted by Gloria Steinem, explored women's rights issues around the world and was nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Documentary TV Series. Laura filmed stories on rape as a weapon of war in the DRC and child brides in Zambia. She was DP on the weekly documentary series “VICE” (HBO), the Emmy winner for Outstanding Informational Series. For the feature documentary “Ascending Afghanistan” (Vice Films) she filmed the first women’s mountain climbing team in Afghanistan, and the surrounding context of Afghan women’s rights. Laura's worked with Emmy winning and academy award nominated directors like Matthew Heineman on his films "American Symphony" and "The Boy from Medellin".  She was also DP on "Girls State", the latest film from Emmy winning directors Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine.  She was DP on the first three seasons of “The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show On Earth” (Showtime) following the US presidential elections and the polarized American political landscape. Laura traveled to Taiwan for feature documentary “Invisible Nation” producer Ted Hope and director Vanessa Hope. The film offers a gripping insider’s account of the first female president of Taiwan’s tightrope walk between US and China.

Laura is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the BBC Director's Training Program in London. She grew up just outside of Washington D.C. and now considers herself a nomad based in Brooklyn. Throughout her home you'll find trinkets that she's collected from the 50+ countries she's experienced around the world. Between projects you'll likely find her by the ocean surfing or practicing yoga.