Storytlling

Larissa Lowthorp has been sharing stories via art and the written word since she was old enough to hold a crayon. Her original artwork was first exhibited at a gallery when she was eight years old. Larissa's work features surreal, magical, historical-mythological, and whimsical elements inspired by legends, fairy tales and folklore from around the world.

Larissa, the storyteller.

/ˈstôrēˌtelər/

noun

  1. teller of tales.

  2. dreamer of dreams.
    "the storyteller transported us to a different world"

Imagination takes flight

Imagination takes flight

Larissa's mother wove intricate worlds in made-up bedtime stories which helped Larissa's imagination take flight. She wrote and performed her own plays, which manifested into a lifelong love of creative writing. Her writing was first published at the age of ten, soon followed by essays, poems, fantasy novellas, and prize-winning short stories. Larissa's screenplays have been celebrated by movie industry insiders as being "a breath of fresh air...Hollywood's next big writer...thrilling and imaginative" among other accolades. 

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Creative writing

Creative writing

Under the personal encouragement of esteemed authors Patricia C. Wrede (The Enchanted Forest Chronicles), Ann M. Martin (The Baby-Sitter's Club), Sherryl Jordan (The Raging Quiet), Isabel R. Marvin (A Bride for Anna's Papa), and Marion Dane Bauer (On My Honor), Larissa penned numerous award-winning poems and stories. Larissa was an invited guest of the highly selective Youth Journalism International Conference in Washington D.C.

Her influences include: E. Nesbit, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Ruth Manning-Sanders, Roberta Neff, V.S. Naipaul, Isaac Asimov, and Edward Eager. 

Dream-weaver

Dream-weaver

Larissa's first film, Mary, set in early aughts United States, explores the inner life of a young woman as she navigates a confusing spiral into post-traumatic stress disorder and battles for her voice to be heard, ultimately confronting internal and external turmoil as she she boldly pursues the truth in a journey to reclaim her personal power.

The 14-minute short film premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2015. Praise from The Independent Critic stated: "At its heart a film about women’s rights and the necessity of choice, Mary is provocative ... involving. A dark and gripping story...an absolutely vital film to watch. Powerful...emotional...lingers in your psyche."

Larissa has authored myriad script treatments and four completed feature-length screenplays, in development for theatrical release..”

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"Wicked Recoil offers adrenaline-fueled action scenes...a testament to the writer's prose..."

- THE BLACK LIST