Friend and local filmmaker Jonathan Isaac Jackson is currently working on a short documentary about the history and culture of the Mardi Gras Indians, a subject that has been done often enough, but perhaps not from the edgy angle we should expect from Jackson. In teasing us on his progress, Jackson posted some footage on […]
In watching the Lost Bayou Ramblers rockumentary On Va Continuer!, I was struck by the effort it took to visit various communities out in the Acadiana bayous. We’re taken on a tour by boat – dropped into the water most carefully by pickup truck – down basins and waterways, into towns and homes deep in […]
Still, something about a haunted house battle between a kid armed with flashlights and a being of darkness is appealing.
It’s a brave thing, to be in front of a camera. The idea of the device adding weight is only as true in the eye of the beholder, as are anxiety and vulnerability. As a performer, you have the audience in mind, sure, but also those on the set: the director, the crew, the other […]
When the big budget adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror tome It came out a few years ago, some were taken aback by the box office success, which lead to the film becoming the highest grossing horror of all time. If you consider It to be horror at all. Judging entirely by the movie itself, […]
It’s been several years since I first heard of a particularly interesting episode of Morgus the Magnificent. In this outing, the good Doctor and his quiet assistant Chopsley are seated at The Prytania Theater, enjoying their movie The Wacky World of Doctor Morgus. They spend the runtime commenting on the escapades, which include quite the finale […]
Big Easy Magazine, the online home for progressive New Orleans, worked with So It Goes Productions to launch its first major commercial, “Who Speaks for New Orleans?” Since launching early this week, the ad has garnered more than 7,000 page views on Big Easy Magazine’s Facebook alone. In the aftermath of the Times-Picayune/Advocate/Gambit merger, New […]
The idea that Louisiana is home to the first American climate change refugees is incredibly sad and somewhat poignant.
Those early weeks, when the oil kept spewing and the pundits kept getting things wrong, were some trying moments.
“Arceneaux” is a detective series that reflects on the changes New Orleans has gone through while staying true to the people who are experiencing them.
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