2017 #CREATELOUISIANA NARRATIVE FILM GRANT
In collaboration with founding partner Deep South Studios, along with support from new film industry sponsor ARRI Rental, #CreateLouisiana launched its first narrative feature grant in August 2017.
This unprecedented opportunity for the Louisiana film community provides a $35,000 grant package to one narrative feature director-producer-cinematographer team comprised of Louisiana residents. The team receives a $10,000 cash grant, with support from Deep South Studios, along with a $25,000 camera rental package from ARRI Rental.
From an open call for applications, five finalists were selected and pitched their projects before the grant review committee on November 30. We are thrilled to announce the grant recipient, the finalist projects, and the talented teams behind them.
Read on to learn more about the 2017 #CreateLouisiana Narrative Feature Film Grant recipient and this year's finalists.
2017 NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM GRANT RECIPIENT
Lost Bayou received the 2017 #CreateLouisiana Narrative Feature Film Grant. The film comes from a dynamic team of
Director: Brian Richard
Director of Photography: Natalie Kingston
Writers: Hunter Burke + Brian Richard
Producers: Alicia Davis Johnson, Brian Richard, Hunter Burke,
Murray Roth, Kenny Reynolds + Lorraine Caffery
SYNOPSIS: Lost Bayou is the story of a struggling addict who ventures out into the Louisiana swamp to discover that her estranged faith healer father is hiding a troubling secret. Together, as they set out on an adventure across the Atchafalaya Basin, the two must come to terms with their own sins, learn to forgive, restore the faith in each other and finally heal from their own personal tragedies. Steeped in Cajun cultural and spiritual traditions, the film’s dialogue is a dynamic mix of English and Cajun French.
BROTHERS AND SISTERS
Dir. Phillip Youmans | Prods. Tyger Williams + Benh Zeitlin | DP. Reyna Hope
September 14th, 1970. A retelling of the day before the New Orleans Police Department shot up the Headquarters of the New Orleans Chapter of the Black Panther Party.
Dir. Artemis Preeshl | Prod. Rachel Grissom
DP. Craig Carter
When a wealthy young planter and his foundling wife have a "black" son, he blames her, only to learn that his mother had been enslaved.
Dir. J.C. Doler | Prod. Christopher Evans
DP. Rich Hansil
After a failed attempt at suicide, Nicholas tries to fight the dark thoughts that drive him toward insanity before the hangman he's created within his mind returns to finish what it started.
THE WICK SISTERS
Dir. Todd Voltz | Prod. Laura Singleterry
DP. David White
Two sisters return home to sort through their missing parents' belongings only to discover that their family history has roots that run through hell.