Louisiana Folklore Society members Conni Castille and John Sharp are among the 2012 Louisiana Filmmaker awards recipients as announced by Louisiana Entertainment.
Conni Castille applied her grant to complete T-Galop: A Louisiana Horse Story, a full-length documentary on Louisiana cowboy culture that bears witness to present-day horseback traditions started long, long ago. A Baton Rouge premiere is scheduled on September 6th, 2012 at the Manship Theater. For more information about the film, contact Connicastille@gmail.com.
John Sharp applied his grant to research and document the long-gone and current dancehalls that once dotted the landscape of Acadiana. His full length documentary film, Dancehalls of South Louisiana, is currently in production. To share a dancehall story or to for more information, contact Jtsharp2@gmail.com.