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LOLA: GIRL GOT A GUN bares witness to a young and angelic girl who experiences the emotional weight of her mother’s abuse by her conservative NRA member father. The heaviness of the abuse permeates her home, and she searches for an outlet for her anger and fear. She feels that all is lost, until one day she wanders into her parents' room the morning after a particularly violent night. What she finds changes her worldview permanently: her father’s loaded pistol. She decides to keep it as her own, names it Lola, and paints it bubble gum pink. The girl’s got a gun now – her very own defense – and nobody can take it away from her.

2018 festival circuit:
The Norwegian Seagull International Short Film Festival (Finalist, Best International Short)
Cannes Short Corner
The Victoria Texas Independent Film Festival (Winner, Crossroads Award for Directors on the Rise)
Harlem International Film Festival
Marfa Film Festival
Nitehawk Shorts Festival
Key West International Film Festival
Oslo Independent Film Festival (Winner, Best International Short)
George Lindsay UNA Film Festival (Winner, Best Professional Short)

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY EMILY ELIZABETH THOMAS
DIrector of photography NADIA GILBERT
STARRING EDIE YVONNE, HEATHER KAFKA, JUSTIN ARNOLD & LIAM BOOTH
PRODUCED BY DEVIN TUSA & ANNA BJERKE
PRODUCTION DESIGN & WARDROBE BY LAURA GORDON
WITH MUSIC BY CARTY TALKINGTON & TEXAS RADIO

EDITED BY STEPHANIA DULOWSKI / exile edit
COLOR BY ROB SCIARRATta / sim post
SOUND DESIGN DAVID BRITTON
graphics by lunch studio
promo photography by danielle alston
on set polaroids by stephania dulwoski

SELECTED PRESS:
DIRECTOR’S NOTES
MILK.XYZ
FILM SHORTAGE
WE ARE MOVING STORIES
WOMEN & FILM
OMELETO