Laurence Cruz

Writer - Screenwriter - Visual Storyteller

​A collection of film projects—short and long, finished and still taking shape, produced and unproduced.

Film PR & Marketing


I have been a PR and marketing copywriter for films and documentaries since moving to L.A. in 2005, contracting for The In-House Writer until 2014 and flying solo since then. That means press releases, sell sheets, synopses, media kits, production notes and more for production companies, film festivals, HBO, the History Channel and National Geographic Entertainment, among others. So if you're putting a film out there and want help with this, let's talk. Here are a few samples I wrote, followed by some of the many titles I've written about:


  • American Hustle - synopsis. Click here.
  • All Is Lost - synopsis. Click here.
  • In A World - synopsis. Click here.
  • Jobs - synopsis. Click here.


  • Child 44
  • Venus in Fur
  • 5 to 7
  • Phantom
  • In a World
  • All Is Lost
  • American BS
  • 30 Beats
  • Colossus
  • Happy Go Lucky
  • Red Lights
  • Resident Evil
  • The Three Musketeers
  • The Beaver
  • The Cold Light of Day
  • Ferris Wheel
  • Gotti
  • J. Edgar
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • The King's Speech
  • Knowing
  • Letters to Juliet
  • Red
  • A Better Life
  • The Ghost
  • The Visitor

Documentary Press Releases

  • An Apology to Elephants (HBO)
  • China's Stolen Children (HBO) 
  • The Jazz Baroness (HBO) 
  • The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306 (HBO) 
  • I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (HBO) 
  • Terror in Mumbai (HBO) 
  • The Final Inch (HBO) 
  • Fall to Grace (Sundance) 
  • Valentine (Sundance) 
  • About Face (Sundance) 
  • Ethel (Sundance) 
  • The Invisible War (Sundance) 
  • Marina Abramovic (Sundance) 
  • A Whisper to a Roar (Sundance) 
  • How to Die in Oregon (Sundance) 
  • Black Blizzard (History Channel) 
  • China's First Emperor (History Channel) 
  • The Dark Ages (History Channel) 
  • Einstein (History Channel)
  • Disappeared (History Channel) 
  • Deepsea Challenge 3D (National Geographic Entertainment) 

Production Notes

  • In a World
  • All Is Lost
  • 30 Beats
  • Colossus
  • The Yellow Handkerchief
  • Vantage Point
  • A Better Life
  • There Be Dragons
  • The Fall
  • The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll
  • The Other Boleyn Girl
  • From Mexico with Love
  • Ferris Wheel
  • Dark Streets
  • Bottle Shock
  • Beginners
  • Upside Down
  • Phantom