Lovell Holder

Lovell Holder graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University.  He then went on to receive his MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company.  Prior to moving to Los Angeles, he worked extensively in theater as an actor, director, and teacher on the east coast, performing at Tony-winning regional theaters such as the McCarter Theater and Trinity Repertory Company, where he appeared in a new production of Pulitzer nominee John Guare’s His Girl Friday.  His theater directing credits include productions of Uncommon Women and Others, The Seagull, Barefoot in the Park, Richard II, and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

In Los Angeles, Holder has worked as a film development executive for Clark Peterson (the Oscar-winning Monster, Rampart) at Story and Film, Inc.  Holder is the lead producer of Some Freaks, the debut feature film of Ian MacAllister-McDonald (a Sundance Lab Finalist), which stars Thomas Mann (Project X, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), Lily Mae Harrington, and Tony Award nominee Marin Ireland (Reasons to be Pretty).  The film is also executive-produced by acclaimed filmmaker and playwright Neil LaBute, and fellow producers include Mia Chang and Tim Harms.  In 2015, Holder’s first play, Juliet in Pasadena, or The Lifespan of Fireflies, was shortlisted as a semi-finalist for the prestigious National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.

 

Most recently, Holder directed his first feature film, Loserville, which he also co-wrote and produced alongside Jodi Schoenbrun Carter, Evie Whiting, and Grey’s Anatomy star and Tony Award winner Sara Ramirez.  The ensemble comedy features newcomer Chris Bellant, Darby Stanchfield (Scandal), Matt McGorry (Orange is the New Black), Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos), Natalie Hall (All My Children), and Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire).

 

Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, he currently resides in Los Angeles, where any day that includes some combination of hiking, giant dogs, and homemade food is a happy one.

About Me

"Write it.  Shoot it.  Publish it.  Crochet it, sauté it, whatever.  MAKE."

Joss Whedon

Directing

"Sometimes maybe lost is best.  Get lost.

Go exploring...  Nothing's lost forever.  In this world there is a kind of painful progress.  Longing for what we've left behind, and dreaming ahead.  At least I think that's so."

Tony Kushner

Acting

"Chastening to realize yet again how much I have to learn about being too impatient and overwhelming."

Emma Thompson

Producing

"Surely a hermit who takes a

newspaper is not a hermit in whom one can have complete confidence."

Tom Stoppard

Writing

For Film

Loserville (Feature Film) – Co-Written with Chris Bellant and Pietro Tebaldo

Produced by Jodi Schoenbrun Carter, Evie Whiting, Lovell Holder, Chris Bellant, and Sara Ramirez

When dorky high school outcast Chuck tries to pursue the brilliant and beautiful Melissa Mercer, he winds up embroiled in a funny, bittersweet friendship with her suicidal younger sister, Mary.  Together, Chuck and the Mercer sisters encounter an endearing crew from various cliques of their high school as Chuck comically – and sincerely – strives to convince Mary to stay alive.

 

For Theater

Juliet in Pasadena, or The Lifespan of Fireflies

Semi-Finalist, 2015 National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

College freshman Juliet Harper’s spring break takes a dramatic turn when she is greeted by a Sphinx in her family’s Pasadena living room.  Upon seeing the Sphinx, she instantly is wracked with visions of the future that foretell her certain death within three days’ time.  As realities collapse in on themselves, Juliet must confront her past, present, and future to decide whether or not she can save her own life – or if she even wants to.  This funny, sweeping drama examines a young woman’s efforts to determine her place in a world where medieval knights pop out of closets, the paths of comets can shatter friendships forever, and Lucille Ball swears a blue streak – all driving toward a final choice that impacts each character’s destiny irrevocably.

 

More updates coming soon on future literary projects!

 

"In the time of your life, live - so that in the wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it."

William Saroyan

Teaching

  • LaSalle Academy (RI), Guest Faculty/Guest Director, The Seagull
  • Roger Williams University (RI), Guest Lecturer/Teaching Artist
  • Private Writing/Literature Tutor, Atelier Tutors (CA)
  • Private Audition/Acting Coach (CA)

 

Please contact for additional references and teaching/administrative resume.

 

 

"I think when we're twenty-five we're going to be

pretty incredible.  All right - I'll give us another

five years for emotional and career development.

When we're thirty, we're going to be amazing."

Wendy Wasserstein

Contact

Submitting Form...

The server encountered an error.

Form received.

Professional Representation

 

Mia Chang, Brehan Fitzgerald, and Rachel Sheedy

Brio Entertainment

 

© Lovell Holder

Site Created by Kristopher Lencowski