Layla Soileau

TV screenwriter

About Layla

Proudly queer and Cajun, Layla writes stories about fatally flawed characters struggling in worlds not built for them. Her script MOTHERLOAD is in the top 1% of 60-minute TV dramas on Coverfly’s Red List.

When she’s not obsessed with perfecting a script, Layla designs apps, produces short films, runs around in the woods, lifts heavy things, and plays drums in the Austin-based surf band Sea Hagzzz.

Layla has a B.A. in English, Writing & Culture from LSU.

Headshot of Layla smiling in front of a brick wall

Featured screenplays

Layla loves writing and developing original drama and dramedy pilots for television.

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60-minute TV Drama

After her husband’s death, a Texas school bus driver takes over his long-haul trucking route to make ends meet only to discover that it’s part of a dangerous smuggling ring run by his former mistress.

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60-minute TV Dramedy

In the late 90s, an irresponsible, queer 26-year-old inherits her closeted gay uncle’s assisted living facility in a bible-thumping North Louisiana small town.

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60-minute TV Drama

In a small Cajun town in the mid-80s, a pre-teen girl investigates her father’s mysterious disappearance.

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