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Project of the Day: ‘What Lola Wants’

Project of the Day: 'What Lola Wants'

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film in progress — at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

What Lola Wants

Tweetable Logline: When the daughter of Hollywood Royalty fakes her own kidnapping she enlists the help of a pickpocket to help on mysterious journey.

Elevator Pitch: Daughter of Hollywood Royalty Lola Franklin hasn’t been kidnapped at all. She’s faked her kidnapping intent on traveling to Mobile, AL. Somewhere in the California desert she meets Marlo and they fall instantly in love. Dangerous Love. But Marlo has secrets of his own. Seems he’s stolen money from some very bad people. So when Marlo discovers Lola’s parents are offering a reward for her safe return, he must confront his own past and decide whether to turn Lola in for the reward or help her on her mysterious journey. Doing the right thing for love was never so hard.

Production Team:
Rupert Glasson – Director / Writer
Ayisha Davies – Producer
Monnie Wills – Producer

About the film: We wanted to make a road trip movie about the first time that you fell in Love. Our goal was to capture the confusion, splendor, terror and Joy of young love wrapped up in the Rock n’ Roll stylings of a classic American Romantic Adventure Road Trip. So Rupert wrote a fantastic script that could be made on a budget, we called in every favor known to man and over 18 days sweated it out in the California desert. Our cast and crew pulled off a heroic feat of Independent filmmaking. Now we need to finish strong what we started.

Current Status: Raising finishing funds via Indiegogo Campaign. Primarily for Sound Mix and sound.

For more information and to support this project:
Indiegogo Page

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Looks good


I need to see this film. EVERYONE needs to see this film.

Denise Francisco

I would very much like to see this please

Angie Laing

Would love to see this. Let’s make it happen

Celeste Terrell

Looks wonderful! Let’s get it out there.

Rebecca Spanyer

Make it happen!

Kathleen Kaitis

Anything Robert Taylor does is quality. Keep ’em coming.


A film with global appeal. Tale as old as time with a twist!

Judy Johnson

I second that….

craig johnson

How can you not want whatever Lola does?


I would love to see this movie! #RobertTaylor and #CharlesDutton are on it. #LongLiveLongmire


Thanks everyone for the kind words and voting for Lola. We are so humbled by the outpouring of support for the film and our Indiegogo Campaign. I am rocked.

Nyla Potter

Any project smart enough to have Robert Taylor in the cast,is worth a look, a nod and financial support. Looking forward to seeing the movie.Trailer was noticing & cast intriging. Best Wishes!

Kelly Whitaker

Way to go Monnie!! Just saw the trailer can’t wait to see the movie and passing the word around to vote for you and your team’s What Lola Wants!!

Madeleine Chaleyer

Posters look fantastic, love the look and feel of this film

Jodie Brown

I would love to see this film, please make this happen.

susanne kyzivat

really looking forward to seeing this and excited for everyone

Kay Artley

Want to see this movie. Looks like fun and Robert Taylor is in it.

Jessica Redmerski

I’m really anticipating the release of this film!

Kacee Friedman

I can’t wait to see this! It looks great!


Thanks Indiewire for featuring us. Really excited for people to see this film.


The film looks really good. Great locations and cinematography.

Sheila Haynes

Absolutely want to see this! Please make this happen.

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