Intrigued by the writer of Edith+Eddie? Read more about the ‘Lucky’ writer, Laura Checkoway, her Oscar 2018 nomination and her net worth.
Who is Laura Checkoway?
Laura Checkoway is a documentary filmmaker. She recently directed a film called, ‘Edith+Eddie’ which won numerous awards including the IDA Documentary Awards Best Short 2017. She made her debut in direction with the film, ‘Lucky’ which was screened at many festivals across the globe and was also premiered on television in 2014. Laura Checkoway has a background in journalism. She has written many celebrity profiles and investigative features for several publications and has also authored the acclaimed book, ‘My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy and also the New York Times Best Seller, ‘My Voice: A Memoir by Angie Martinez. Her film, ‘Edith+Eddie’ was also nominated for an Academy Award. Her film, ‘Lucky’ is available on iTunes, Google Play, Vimeo on Demand and on Amazon.
Net worth of the writer
The net worth of Laura Checkoway is currently under wraps.
A brief about her movies
Here is a short brief of each of her movies and her book:
* Edith+Eddie: This movie is about Edith and Eddie, ages 96 and 95, who are America’s oldest interracial newlyweds. A family feud threatens to disrupt the couple’s happiness. Directed by Laura Checkoway and produced by Thomas Lee Wright and Checkoway, this movie was released in March of 2017. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject at the Oscar 2018 Awards. *Wolfland: Wolfland movie by Laura Checkoway was released in 2016 * Lucky Lucky is a short documentary film by Laura Checkoway. It is an unforgettable survival story which delves deep into the the fringes of NYC to reveal a life etched in wounds, longing, resilience and dreams of a girl named Lucky. * My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy From one of the greatest rappers of all time, this book is a memoir about a life almost lost and it gives a revealing look at the dark side of hip hop’s Golden Era. In this often violent but always introspective memoir, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy tells his much anticipated story of struggle, survival, and hope down the mean streets of New York.
An interesting interview with Laura Checkoway
Lara met a headstrong and defiant girl named Lucky Torres who had a story to tell her. The story later became the famous documentary, ‘Lucky’. As a child, Lucky suffered many years of abuse and had to spend her childhood in foster care before she began running from girlfriend to girlfriend. Laura became interested in Lucky‘s life as her world evolved like a roller coaster. ‘Lucky’ is a compelling film about a powerful young woman who prevented her son and sister from drowning in a sea of uncertainty despite being homeless and unemployed and with all the proud scars to show for it. Here is short interview taken with Laura Checkoway on her documentary film, ‘Lucky’. The interviewer asked her whether she was concerned about not being able to finish the film or get complete matter from the girl to make a story out of it since her first intention was only to write an article and not to make a film. She replied that she would have kept on going on with the story until she felt that she had done justice to the girl. In her film, there is no happy ending for Lucky but she has some hopes as a mother and a person. Laura was asked whether she had any personal hopes for Lucky to which she replied that Laura was always hopeful for a better life for Lucky and still is. She sincerely hopes that Lucky finds herself a good and meaningful life and a good career. Laura was also asked that if she were a man and making this film, then would Lucky open up so much as she did to her to which she replied that definitely being of the same gender helped Lucky open up with trust and confidence in her. Laura Checkoway was indeed intrigued by the questions put up to her by the interview. She said that the questions made her think more as a filmmaker. She also mentioned that she had financed the film herself with the help of producer Neyda Martinez. She mentioned that she has just started her career in filmmaking and was not prepared for the kind of response her film got. When asked about how was the response to the film at screenings, she said, “The audience has a really powerful response to the film and it sparks a lot of conversation. At screenings, Lucky is applauded and admired for her strength and audiences have expressed a lot of gratitude to her for sharing her story and her pain. It’s a lot for Lucky to take in and there have been ups and downs but for the most part she’s handled it like the leader and eloquent speaker that she is… she’s so authentically herself.”
Laura Checkoway is quite active on Instagram and Twitter. She is available on Twitter @lauracheckoway and on Instagram @lcheckoway. She posts photos and latest information about her films including Edith_+Eddie.