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Dec 12, 2012 7:26 AM by Kristen Holloway

Blood on the Bayou

What was once an idea is now coming to life. An Abbeville feature film Blood on the Bayou premieres tonight and tomorrow night. Both shows start at 7:30p.m. at the Lafitte Cinema in Abbeville. A small town in Louisiana comes to life on the big screen. Writer and Director Russell Hebert premieres his independent film, Blood on the Bayou, a classic detective story of the past.
This is Herbert's first feature film.
"A small town private investigator named Travis Richard who would typically spend his time doing insurance fraud or chasing cheating husbands but he gets involved in a missing person case and the process of going through this case, he gets drawn into a political assasination," said Herbert.
Herbert says the idea is based on a book he wrote called Citizens Governor a Bullet Proof Vest in 1997.
"I updated it and kind of put it into the local fear of Acadiana and I just started thinking what could I call it because of the concept of Blood on the Bayou, it creates the image of floating bodies," said Herbert.
After a year and a half of directing, editing and conflicting schedules with cast members Hebert says he is extremely excited and anxious to see the final product.
"The anticipation of it all is finally here. It's been like a year and half process. the dream has always been to see something I wrote on the big screen and I'm really looking forward to seeing how the audience reacts," said Herbert.
You can purchase tickets at Lafitte Cinema or online at Also t-shirts, 's and soundtrack cd's will be available for purchase for both shows.


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