A feature film set in South Louisiana that relies heavily on acting, screenwriting, and producing provided by UL Lafayette alumni, faculty, and students will be featured at this weekend's Southern Screen Festival.
The ninth annual festival kicked off on Thursday and runs through Sunday at the Acadiana Center for the Arts on W. Vermilion St.
"Lost Bayou" tells the story of a woman struggling with addiction who returns to Louisiana. She reconnects with her father, a Cajun faith healer living on a houseboat in the Atchafalaya Basin who is hiding a disturbing secret.
The movie premiered at the Tribeca independent film festival in New York earlier this year.
Several locals had a part in making the film. Hunter Burke, from Broussard, co-wrote the film and was a supporting actor. She has a bachelor's degree in performing arts from UL.
Teri Wyble, the film's lead actress is from Arnaudville. Several others from the area who were involved in the film include Conni Castille, a consultant for the film, and cinematographer Natalie Kingston.
"Lost Bayou" will premiere at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Read more about the film and its connection to UL here.
Find out more information on the Southern Screen Festival here.