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99 minutes


directed by Geoff Marslett
written by Lauren Modery, Geoff Marslett and Geoff Lerer
dialogue improvised by the cast
produced by Geoff Marslett
and Robert Howell, Melissa Dalley, Lauren Modery and Geoff Lerer
director of photography
Amy Bench
editor Ian Holden
production designer Javier Bonafont
original score by Hanan Townshend

sound design by Robert Kellough
post production supervisor Jeremy Gruy

starring:
Trieste Kelly Dunn (Cold Weather, Banshee)
Francisco Barrerio (WeAre What We Are, Here Comes The Devil)
Ashley Rae Spillers (Saturday Morning Massacre, Slacker 2011)

Melissa Hideko Bisagni (Medicine For Melancholy)

with:

John Merriman (Pitstop, Gretchen)

Heather Kafka (Lovers of Hate, Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

Chris Doubek (Lovers of Hate, ​The Happy Poet)

Jennymarie Jemison (The Quiet Girl's Guide to Violence)

and songs by:

The Karate KidsBen WeaverMarianne Dissard, The Silos, Howe Gelb, Leo Rondeau, Peter Wagner, Knifight and Nicole Atkins

for complete credits go to our IMDB PAGE.

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Sarah (Melissa Hideko Bisagni) teaches Allie (Trieste Kelly Dunn) to fire a gun.

Loves Her Gun was shot in Brooklyn, New York and Austin, Texas (and a few highways in-between!). The entire project was a wonderful experiment in which all the events, scenes, and character developments were tightly scripted...but in an effort to keep the portrayals as natural and real as possible...all of the dialogue was improvised by the actors themselves. In a further effort to keep the film believable we made the cast toob and work and play music and sleep in the RV. We even went so far as to use live rounds when filming most of the gun firing. 

Allie leads an unfocused life with no job and a lame boyfriend. So it's no surprise when she hops on the next bus (well more of an RV full of karate rockers) to Texas after being attacked on the streets of New York. Seeming to improve as she settles into the slower-pace of Austin, her fears continue to haunt her. She quickly falls into Texas gun culture as a means to feel safe. She walks the fine line between reasonable self-preservation and paranoid withdrawal. Can she maintain healthy relationships, or will the weapons she uses to protect herself cause her problems worse that the ones she was fleeing?