Allison Bohl, a grad from Bossier City's Airline High School who lives in Lafayette, and Connie Castille will take home the Louisiana Filmmaker Award from the New Orleans Film Festival. They made the 25-minute documentary called "I Always Do My Collars First," which screened at Centenary College a few months ago.
Schedule announcements for NOFF are expected tonight. According to Mike Scott at the Times-Pic, Vince Vaughn, Alan Cumming and 117 films are coming Oct. 11-18.
"I Always Do My Collars First" is about a group of women near Lafayette who refuse to leave the home without fresh-pressed clothes. Husbands gotta look purdy, too.
"You would think it only has a centralized interest and there wouldn’t be a pull for it," said Allison by phone from Lafayette. "Festivals kind of tell you that there is."
The documentary will also be screened at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, the Port Townsend Film Festival (Port Townsend, Wash.) and the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival (Birmingham, Ala.).
PHOTO CREDIT: Pictured is Allison Bohl. (Jim Hudelson/The Times)