Los Angeles – August 8, 2016
On September 6, Indie film leader Random Media proudly debuts Lola’s Last Letter, the powerful and relatable story of a young girl who tries to piece her life back together in the aftermath of a huge mistake. Making an apology video letter for her mysterious pen-pal “Henry,” Lola seeks the answer to a question all too familiar to anyone who’s ever done something they wish they hadn’t – “How do we move on?” The directorial debut of Valerie Brandy, who also wrote and stars in the titular role, Lola’s Last Letter features Annamarie Kenoyer (TV’s ‘Southland’ and ‘Lie To Me’) as Lola’s best friend ‘Ree.’ Talented actor Travis Quentin Young (‘The Replacement Child,’ ABC Family’s ‘Teen Spirit’) plays Lola’s new love interest. The film also features Peter Banifaz (TV’s ‘Moms’) and versatile actor Tom Colitt (“On the Rocks” and “Kristall-Nacht Sonata”).
The national digital VOD and streaming release of Lola’s Last Letter includes iTunes, Amazon, Youtube, X-Box, VUDU, FandanagoNOW and more.
‘Lola’s Last Letter Explores Atonement and Redemption with a Unique Twist…’
– Jennifer O’Connell, The Examiner
‘Valerie Brandy is Breathtakingly Real and Raw … Her Work is Utterly Unforgettable’
– Jason Coleman, StarPulse
Logline: Lola is making a video apology for a mysterious man named Henry. Who is he, and why can’t Lola move on?
“Have you ever made a mistake, Henry?”
Lola (Valerie Brandy) — a 22 year old ex-con who spends her time completing her community service by picking up trash on the side of the highway – while making an apology video letter for her mysterious pen-pal “Henry.” Through her antics, which range from darkly humorous to heartbreakingly honest, we discover a girl who’s full of contradictions. Tugged in opposite directions by her best friend Ree (Annamarie Kenoyer), and her new love interest Sam (Travis Quentin Young), Lola tries to piece her life back together in the aftermath of a huge mistake. Lola seeks the answer to a question familiar to anyone who’s ever done something they wish they hadn’t: “How do we move on?”
About the Director:
Valerie Brandy is a director, screenwriter, and actress based in Los Angeles. As an actress, she recurred on FX’s Emmy award-winning series “Justified” as Trixie, working with Mykelti Williamson in episodes directed by Adam Arkin. Features and shorts she’s appeared in have screened at dozens of festivals across the country, including Tribeca, AFI, Starz Denver, the Santa Barbara Int’l Film Festival, the Dances with Films festival, and many others. In 2015, her performance as Lola in “Lola’s Last Letter” earned her a Best Principal Actress Nomination from the Los Angeles Film Review. Valerie directed, wrote, and starred in the film, which was shot in just seven days.
Brandy’s first feature length screenplay “Dying with Daisy,” was a quarterfinalist in the prestigious Nicholl Fellowships (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). She sold her second full-length feature at age 21, and became one of the youngest female members of The Writers Guild of America. She is currently adapting multiple projects, contracting both with major studios and independent production companies. She most recently completed an adaptation of the young adult novel “The Summer of Naked Swim Parties,” which she is also attached to direct.
Lola’s Last Letter is co-produced by Sherri Lennon. Katie Walker is director of photography.
About Random Media:
Random Media is a content company that acquires and distributes films on a worldwide basis through movie theatres, conventional brick and mortar retailers, digital platforms, cable and satellite companies and television networks. Random Media’s library includes such acclaimed films as The Motel Life, Escape From Tomorrow, The Visit, Meth Head and For Those in Peril.