New Wave Actors in Conversation
Sunday, October 20 – 11:00 am
MOCA Geffen, Warehouse
The New Wave Actors highlights a diverse group of talented actors, selected by Film Independent and SAGindie, who continue to deliver breakout performances and deserve industry recognition. New Wave Actors is a partnership between Film Independent and SAGindie, with additional support from SAG-AFTRA and Easterseals Disability Services.
Asante Blackk (When They See Us), Olivia Cheng (Warrior), Dawn-Lyen Gardner (Queen Sugar), Huma Qureshi (Leila) and Lauren “Lolo” Spencer (Give Me Liberty) will be honored.
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Lolo is a disability lifestyle influencer, actress, model, public speaker and content creator with her own YouTube channel titled Sitting Pretty. Sitting Pretty is a series she created to showcase her life as a woman in a wheelchair. Her vlogs discuss a range of topics; from disability fashion tutorials, everyday challenges dealing with society, dating, and her new diagnosis journey. She stars as Tracy Holmes in the film Give Me Liberty, which screened at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival 2019 in the Director’s Fortnight section. She has been featured in popular media outlets like HuffPost, Buzzfeed, All Def Digital and more, and has modeled in multiple campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive. She’s given speeches and been a panelist at the YouTube Accessibility Summit, Los Angeles Abilities Expo and VidCon, the largest YouTube conference.
Her ultimate goal is to give the world an honest perspective of life as a disabled person and dispel myths and stereotypes of how disability lifestyle is perceived and experienced, while inspiring fellow disabled people to live a fearless and free life.