Recipient of a 2017 narrative feature film grant, Lost Bayou received a $10,000 cash grant supported by Deep South Studios along with a camera rental package from ARRI Rental valued at $25,000. Production is set to begin this month.
Directed by Brian Richard, Lost Bayou is produced by Alicia Davis Johnson, Brian Richard, Hunter Burke, Murray Roth, Kenny Reynolds + Lorraine Caffery, and lensed by Natalie Kingston.
“Our story is a tale of hope, healing, and home; one with a deep reverence and love for the people, traditions, and landscape of South Louisiana.”
– Lost Bayou Producer Alicia Davis Johnson
Lost Bayou is the story of a struggling addict who ventures out into the Louisiana swamp to discover that her estranged faith healer father is hiding a troubling secret. Together, as they set out on an adventure across the Atchafalaya Basin, the two must come to terms with their own sins, learn to forgive, restore the faith in each other and finally heal from their own personal tragedies. Steeped in Cajun cultural and spiritual traditions, the film’s dialogue is a dynamic mix of English and Cajun French.