Mark your calendars! R-Squared Productions has announced the screening date for the worldwide premiere of its newest feature film. New Hope will screen Friday, February 10, at First West, 500 Pine Street, in West Monroe at 7pm.
The film stars Samuel Davis (Abel’s Field), Perry Frost, and Ben Davies (Courageous), and also includes appearances by Andrew Whitworth of the Cincinnati Bengals and hundreds of local extras and special extras.
New Hope was filmed entirely in Ouachita Parish, and highlights basketball and cheerleading talent from many local high schools. According to the production company, “New Hope truly captures the life of the modern teenage experience: peer pressure, alcohol, sex, suicide, relationships and the need for acceptance and God’s love.”
In honor of the Halloween season, the producers of Jerome High’s Scream Team invited Louisiana media to the set of their Alfred Hitchcock-style horror film last Saturday.
According to a statement released by producers Wayne Douglas Morgan and Murray Roth (of Upperline Entertainment), “Most films do not like media on set but we believe in promoting the film industry in Louisiana and in fact have even applied for the pilot program of the Independent Filmmakers Grant offered through the State of Louisiana Film Commission.”
Louisiana Film & Video was unable to attend media day, but WGNO’s Anne Cutler was there, and here’s her report:
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.
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: www.neworleansfilmsociety.org. 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.