LOLA: GIRL GOT A GUN
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.
SCREENING | FRIDAY, JULY 13TH |CROWLEY THEATER
SHORT | USA | Far West Texas Premiere, 15mins.
Emily Elizabeth Thomas is a New York-based writer/director, and the founder of Jane Street Productions, an indie production banner which writes, directs and produces creative works by and for women. Emily is immensely proud to have been born and bred in Austin, TX, where she was raised in true cowgirl fashion. Emily got her start in filmmaking at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she cut her teeth on 16mm film and screenwriting, and developed her interdisciplinary creative practice. Emily made her move to New York to earn her master's degree from New York University's Gallatin School for Individualized Study, where she self-directed her curriculum to focus on screenwriting, and the intersectionality of gender, sex and politics.
Shortly after wrapping her narrative directorial debut Lola: Girl Got a Gun Emily was granted The 2018 Crossroads award for emerging directorial talent by The Victoria TX Independent Film Festival. This accolade granted her the production support necessary to complete her forthcoming TEXAS TRILOGY, a three part anthology shorts series exploring the unshakable strength of Texas women across 3 generations, for which Lola: Girl Got a Gun is only PART I. PART II: Untitled Marfa Project, and PART III: Sweet Georgia, are slated for Summer 2018 capture.
Emily Elizabeth Thomas, writer/director
Written and Directed by Emily Elizabeth Thomas, Produced by Anna Bjerke and Devin Tusa, Director of Photography Nadia Gilbert, Production Designer Laura Gordon, Edited by Stephania Dulowski, Sound by David Britton