17 YEAR LOCUST, RECIPIENT OF THE #CREATELOUISIANA
2020 FRENCH CULTURE FILM GRANT!
Louisiana has long since been known for it’s rich heritage and storytelling. From the early Acadian settlers to our French ancestors, the stories of French-speaking Louisiana have reached audiences around the globe, continually evolving and inspiring new generations to embrace this unique culture.
In 2017, #CreateLouisiana launched a new partnership to showcase the state’s deep connection to French and Francophone culture. With support from lead sponsor TV5MONDE USA, the #CreateLouisiana French Culture Film Grant was born.
2020 FRENCH CULTURE FILM GRANT RECIPIENT
17 Year Locust
Director/Co-writer, Logan LeBlanc, Co-writer, Trevor Navarre and Producer, Allison Bohl DeHart are the recipients of the 2020 #CreateLouisiana French Culture Film Grant for their narrative short film, 17 Year Locust.
LOGLINE: When a struggling immigrant takes a job as a caregiver to a dying woman, she shares with him a secret that casts a haunting shadow on the American life that he has desperately been pursuing.
The film will premiere at the
2021 New Orleans French Film Festival.
Directors & Producers Syd Horn and Olivia Perillo were the recipients of the 2019 #CreateLouisiana French Culture Film Grant for their feature documentary film, Intention.
SYNOPSIS: Hidden in Cajun Country live angels among us. Committed to intentional artistry, divine healers share their craft, both inspiring ascension and preserving cultural tradition in Southwest Louisiana. A slice-of-life documentary told by women encompasses the profound gradient of cultural heritage existing in this rich region of our world. Exploring language, music, food, faith healing, and art, the directors intend for viewers to consider their personal pursuits of passion in practice.