Lara was born in Tokyo, and raised in the US, Canada, Spain and Australia. Her father is Spanish and her mother is Japanese.
She graduated Audiovisual Communications and Multimedia Science in Madrid, at the Francisco de Vitoria and Complutense University in 2005. Here she wrote and directed 2 short films and one promotion video. She also participated in many other student films as well as creative design projects. These were the key creations that integrated her into the film industry.
As her appetite for cinematography continued flourishing, she came to Tokyo on a Government Scholarship and explored her dual identity. While she worked as a freelance production assistant in Japanese production companies, she entered Waseda University’s Graduate School of GITS, and completed a MA in the Multimedia Science and Arts area. This is where she filmed and directed her first long-length documentary「Madrid x 東京」”Madrid x Tokyo.” Today, she works with The Hafu Japanese Project and is currently in mid production of “Hafu-The Lives and experience of mixed race Japanese people living in Japan” (working title).