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Phenom Film Fest

Phenom Presented a Phenomenal Fest

The Phenom Film Festival, held in conjunction with Digifest in the Shreveport/Bossier area had a very successful first year event. While Digifest showcased everything digital from art to video games, the film festival had a wide range of films in all genres. Here’s a list of the 2012 Phenom Film Festival Winners:

Best Narrative Feature Film: Underbelly Blues
Best Narrative Feature Film Director: Phil Messerer, Underbelly Blues
Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film: Todd Robert Anderson, Fuzz Track City
Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film: Genevieve Padalecki, Hated
Best Narrative Feature Film Cinematography: Fuzz Track City
Best Narrative Feature Film Screenplay: True Bromance
Best Narrative Feature Film Editing: Fuzz Track City
Best Documentary Feature Film: Stigma
Best Documentary Short Film: The Mountain Between Us
Best Short Film: Auditioning Fanny
Best Louisiana Filmmaker Feature Film: Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle
Best Louisiana Filmmaker Short Film: I Need a Hero
Best Student Short Film 17 & Under: Alone Together
Best Student Short Film 18 & Over: Children of the Air
One Story, Three Visions Best Screenplay: He Knows
One Story, Three Visions Best Short Film: Music Box
Best Music Video: Muscle Hawk’s Electric Light
Founders Award for Feature Film: Fuzz Track City
Founders Award for Short Film: Nursery Crimes
Audience Best Feature: For the Love of Books
Audience Best Short: Hula Girl

In addition to these awards, Phenom Film Fest presented a lifetime achievement award posthumously to James McCullough for his groundbreaking work in the film industry. McCullough was likened to a “Roger Corman of Shreveport” creating opportunities for many cast and crew in the film industry. McCullough’s son was on hand to accept the award for his father.

The Phenom Film Festival is already making plans for next year. Film submissions should open sometime in early 2013. For more info, go to



Fearfete Horror Film Festival

Fear Fête Horror Film Festival Offers Half-Off VIP All-Access Passes

Fear Fête Horror Film Festival, Louisiana’s premier independent horror film festival, today announced that it will offer VIP All-Access Passes for half price on Wednesday, October 19th.

VIP All-Access Passes will be sold for $25 each and the offer will only be available through Bayou Buys. Those interested must register at their website,, to receive the offer through email.
Fearfete Horror Film Festival
By having a VIP All-Access Pass, you won’t miss a minute of the horror as you will gain access to ALL festival films, skip the ticket lines and be able to enter the theater before anyone with VIP Preferred Seating. VIP All-Access Pass holders will also be able to attend the “Dead Carpet” VIP Kick-Off Party on Thursday, October 27th at the Al Azar Grotto. The party will feature free cocktails, Cajun cuisine, filmmakers and actors awards ceremony, and a live performance from Lafayette’s ultimate horror band, Jason and the Krueger’s.

Fear Fête Horror Film Festival will be held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at Rave Motion Pictures 16 on October 28th – 30th and features 22 of the best independent horror films in the industry today. Each night of the festival will showcase several films by genre and last approximately four hours. Single night tickets are available for only $13 dollars and can be purchased at the Rave Motion Pictures 16 Box Office or at

Fear Fête Horror Film Festival is the first of its kind in the capitol city area and will help support our local filmmakers, actors, producers, and our great state. The festival has also partnered with the Al Azar Grotto of Louisiana to donate proceeds to help local children with Cerebral Palsy. You can learn more about the event by visiting

Backyard Shed Films Receives “People to Watch” Award

Backyard Shed Films has been identified by New Orleans Magazine as one of the recipients of their “People to Watch” awards that will be featured in their September issue.

The team is being recognized for their work on their first feature film, Let’s Rob the Cheese Shop and for their most recent feature comedy, Trailer Park Jesus, which was completed in August of 2011.

Filming for Trailer Park Jesus took place in Port Allen and New Orleans in the fall of 2010, with a skilled cadre of local cast and crew. “Our talent is finding the talent to tell our stories. If momentum builds, and Backyard Shed Films makes it as a film powerhouse, it is entirely due to our Louisiana actors and crew,” says writer and director Sean Gerowin.

The Backyard Shed Films team will spend the year (2011-2012) submitting Trailer Park Jesus to film festivals to achieve a wider audience for their “gospel” while beginning pre-production on their next feature project.

Road Wrangler

Road Wrangler Motion Picture Vehicles

Road Wrangler was started from the belief that there was a need for a company in Louisiana dedicated to creating a better transportation experience for films and filmmakers.

Road Wrangler is owned by filmmakers, so they know what’s important and anticipate production needs by providing excellent customer service, clean, well-maintained vehicles and a positive experience every time.

Road WranglerRoad Wrangler supplies a full array of production-related vehicles, trailers and other transportation rigs for film and television productions. In addition they also offer a 30-foot giraffe camera crane and top of the line camera car & process trailer to get the high-energy driving shots when they’re needed.

Road Wrangler provides equipment, transportation coordinator services and expert drivers – whatever you need – to meet your budget and schedule.


The New Orleans Film Society is excited to announce its 22nd Annual New Orleans Film Festival.

The New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF)–Louisiana’s only industry-recognized international film festival–presents a comprehensive, world-class program of film screenings and associated events;

October 14-20,2011

Various venues

Go on sale soon.

New Orleans Film Society:
(504) 309-6633 or

Panels, workshops, receptions, awards presentations, opening and closing night events, and numerous opportunities for learning, networking and celebrating the finest in cinema, with a special focus on Louisiana-produced films.

The New Orleans Film Festival will take place at various venues around the city including but not limited to: the Prytania Theatre, the Theatres at Canal Place, and the Contemporary Arts Center. Additional venues to be announced.

Tickets and passes will go on sale in late September – early October. Members of the New Orleans Film Society will be able to purchase advance tickets and will receive discounts on all events.

To learn more details about the 2011 Festival, visit NOFS’ website: As films are added to the schedule, full details will be available on NOFS’ site.

For more information, call Jolene Pinder at the New Orleans Film Society at 504-309-6633.