I AM LOLA

Throughout her daily struggle at school, a bright young girl discovers the creative gifts of Dyslexia and realises her flair for dance.

With this film, I strive to erase the negative connotations that are attached to the word dyslexia and change the way people view this learning difficulty. Dyslexia is not a disease to have and be cured of but a way of thinking and learning.

  • Stella Taylor
    Director
  • Stella Taylor
    Writer
  • Isabelle Wood
    Key Cast
    "Lola"
  • Jess Acheson
    Key Cast
    "Mrs Harrison"
  • Tracey Taylor
    Key Cast
    "Lola's Mother"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Indie, Drama, Family/Children
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 13, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    0 NZD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Stella Taylor

Stella Taylor is a young independent filmmaker with a passion for directing, cinematography and editing. She is studying Screen Production at SAE Institute New Zealand. Stella aims to improve representation in film with her work.

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Director Statement

"With this film, I want to erase the negative connotations that are attached to the word dyslexia and change the way people view learning disabilities. I want to shine a light on all the beautiful and positive things that come from learning difficulties. I myself am dyslexic, and even though I viewed it as a burden growing up, I now see it as an advantage, a creative superpower. It allows me to think differently, I have a unique world view that I am able to express in my filmmaking." - Stella Taylor