Laura Sams combines a Master's degree in natural resources education with bachelors degrees in zoology and parks/recreation to find creative ways of helping people explore the natural world. Before her Sisbro life, she was fortunate to study hyenas in Africa and work with the education department at an aquarium in Mazatlán, Mexico. Now she focuses on writing, directing and making Sisbro Studios the best it can be. Besides writing and directing, here are some tips for seeing/hearing her perform:
In The Shark Riddle, she joins her brother on a journey to solve a mysterious riddle about sharks. She wrote and performed The Shark Lullaby, a hilarious and sweet lullaby featuring the incredible diversity of sharks. She also plays a dental assistant for the "Shark Dentist" sketch.
In First Snow in the Woods, she is the voice of the lady scarecrow and the woodpecker. She also wrote the music for the movie, including the Heartsong, the Scarecrow Love Song and the opening song First Snow in the Woods (where you'll hear a groundhog, chipmunk and woodpecker sing together).
In The Riddle in a Bottle, she shows a real knack for solving mysterious riddles as a member of The Riddle Solvers. She stars in the short feature "Cooking With Mother Nature," where she shows you how to make a delicious ocean. You will also spot her briefly as the one-eyed sister of the one-legged pirate.
In Stranger in the Woods: The Movie, she is the voice of the babbling brook, the singing snowdrift Janine, and the fairy-like voice of the little oak leaf narrator.
In Lost in the Woods, she is the voice of an old box turtle and sings like a mother doe. She plays the piano, writes songs that force (yes, force) people to tap their toes, has a knack for graphic design and makes tasty homemade biscuits. Plus, she enjoys performing educational assemblies for thousands of people each year.
Laura recently was a final judge at the International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, MT, where she was thrilled to see so many talented filmmakers sharing incredible stories of the natural world.
But who is she really? Read an essay Robert wrote about her.