Background Information, Including PRUINING PR Apparatus Info
Filmmaker, actor, musician and co-host of Trust Me, Lola Blanc is premiering her film, Pruning at the Palm Springs Shortfest 2023. PRUNING is being publicized as a psychological horror film about a right-wing commentator whose rhetoric inspires a violent event.
It stars Emmy-nominated Madeline Brewer (Handmaid’s Tale, Cam) and is produced and presented by Rustic Films whose previous films include SYNCHRONIC, THE ENDLESS, SPRING and SHE DIES TOMORROW.
Lola Blanc’s film directorial work has been spotlighted by Pitchfork, Fangoria, and prestigious short film channel Omeleto, and has been selected by film festivals including Fantastic Fest, Hollyshorts, Brooklyn Horror, Newport Beach Film Festival and Nantucket Film Festival.
Much of Blanc’s work is inspired by her childhood experience believing in a self-proclaimed prophet. Her podcast about cults and extreme belief, Trust Me, has been featured by the New York Times and Harper’s Bazaar. You can check out her beliefs at:
Lola Blanc Online:
Official Website: www.lolablanc.com
Trust Me Podcast: www.trustmepod.com
And Here Too – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lola_Blanc
As a musical artist, Blanc’s music has garnered tens of millions of streams and has been featured by Billboard, Paper, V Magazine, and more; her song Angry Too has over 40 million streams on Spotify and she has also written songs for other artists, including Britney Spears and K-pop superstars Itzy.
Blanc’s acting credits include Under the Silver Lake and American Horror Story; she has over 200,000 followers across social media.
Madeline Kathryn Brewer had recurring roles in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black (2013) and Hemlock Grove (2014–2015). She stars as Janine Lindo in the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale (2017–present), which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Her films include Braid, Cam (both 2018), and The Ultimate Playlist of Noise (2021).
In 2017, Brewer made her feature film debut in Hedgehog and Flesh and Blood, and began starring in the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale as Janine Lindo, for The Handmaid’s Tale’s fourth season, Brewer received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Brewer had leading roles in the 2018 psychological horror films Braid and Cam. This was followed in 2019 by supporting film roles in Captive State and Hustlers. She also appeared in the independent film Now Is Everything. In 2021, she starred opposite Keean Johnson in the Hulu romantic comedy The Ultimate Playlist of Noise. She had roles in Separation that year and Space Oddity in 2022.
In 2023, Brewer made her West End stage debut as Sally Bowles in the London production of Cabaret at the Playhouse Theatre.
Peyton Kennedy is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Betty Nelson on the ABC television drama series Grey’s Anatomy (2018–2019). She is also known for her film roles in The Captive (2014), American Fable (2016), and Lavender (2016). She played Kate Messner in the Netflix series, Everything Sucks! (2018), where she played a 15-year-old girl who is trying to figure out her sexuality.
She is also known for her role as Dr. O in Odd Squad for her film roles in The Captive (2014), American Fable (2016), and Lavender (2016). She played Kate Messner in the Netflix series, Everything Sucks! (2018), where she played a 15-year-old girl who is trying to figure out her sexuality. She is also known for her role as Dr. O in Odd Squad.
Kennedy had a recurring role on the PBS Kids television show Odd Squad (2014–2017). She has also made appearances on numerous other shows, including, Copper, The Ron James Show, Hannibal, Between, Murdoch Mysteries, Killjoys, and Taken.
Kennedy has appeared in the films An Officer and a Murderer (2012), The Captive (2014), Cut Bank (2014), Lavender (2016), American Fable (2016), Odd Squad: The Movie (2016), and XX (2017). She has also starred in the short films, The Offering (2012), To Look Away (2013), Dorsal (2014), and Sunny Side Up (2017). She starred as Kate Messner in the Netflix series, Everything Sucks! (2018).
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