Two LFS Members Among Filmmaker Awards Winners

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.