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Louisiana-Shot Films Now Available at Rouses

Two award-winning local movies, Belizaire the Cajun and Home Front, are now for sale in Rouses stores across the state.

Both films were shot in Louisiana, and were written, produced, and directed by Louisiana native Glen Pitre and Côte Blanche Productions.

Belizaire the Cajun, starring Armand Assante, is an award-winning romantic adventure set in 1859 Louisiana. To celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary, it has been fully remastered and the DVD includes many special features. Home Front (originally titled The Scoundrel’s Wife when it was released in theaters in 2002) is a World War II-era film about a woman who is suspected of being a saboteur.

You can find both films at your local Rouses store. Visit their service desk and pick up either DVD for only $19.95.

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, www.bayoubuys.com, 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 www.fearfete.com.

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 www.fearfete.com.

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.