Lola Blanc is a filmmaker and musician whose films have screened at festivals like FANTASTIC FEST, Oscar-qualifying HOLLYSHORTS, and NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL; her directorial work has been spotlighted by FANGORIA, NERDIST, FUNNY OR DIE, and BILLBOARD.
Blanc’s first short film, In Other Words, co-written with and starring Kenny Lucas of the Lucas Brothers, premiered at Nantucket and debuted online with prestigious short film channel OMELETO. The all-female horror collective Blanc co-founded, FATALE COLLECTIVE, screened their debut anthology short, Bleed, at a number of major genre festivals in 2019 and 2020, including Fantastic Fest, Fright Fest Glasgow, Chattanooga Film Festival, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, and more. Blanc wrote, directed, and starred in the first segment for that film, for which she won the DIRECTOR’S PRIZE FOR OVERALL CINEMATIC ACHIEVEMENT IN A SHORT FILM at FilmQuest.
Much of Blanc’s work is inspired by her childhood practicing Mormonism and performing as a ventriloquist with her mother. Together they fell prey to a charismatic “prophet,” aka a cult leader, so dark themes are of particular interest to her; she is currently writing a film inspired by the experience.
Her previous work in the music industry – she’s written songs for artists like BRITNEY SPEARS, and her own songs and videos have garnered millions of views – lends a distinctly visual point of view to her work. From conceptualizing an album aesthetic to seeing it through via storytelling in music videos, Blanc knows how to create worlds.
Blanc’s script for The Safe Space, prior to its adaptation for Fatale Collective, was a finalist in the SHORE SCRIPTS FILM FUND; her short film script Pruning was a second rounder for AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL in 2021. As an actress, she has appeared in UNDER THE SILVER LAKE, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, & more.