Bayou Corne sinkhole headed to the big screen
BAYOU CORNE - The sinkhole in Assumption Parish has been discussed in the national news and is at the center of lawsuits and environmental studies. Now it's headed to the big screen. Victoria Greene is the producer/director of a new film called "Forgotten Bayou: Life on the Sinkhole". She joined us on 2une In to discuss an upcoming fundraising gala to support the documentary.
"It's really interesting because despite what's going on, there's still some homeowners that choose to stay," Greene told News 2's Kylie Dixon. "It's still beautiful, but with the mandatory evacuation in place, most people have left. It's virtually a ghost town."
The group has been working on the film for two years.
"We're starting with the emotions from the community...beginning a couple months before when the bubbles were permeating throughout the waterway all the way through present day," she explains.
Greene says the crew is passionate about the project because nearly all of them are from and currently live in New Orleans.
They're hosting a Red Carpet Gala tomorrow (Thursday) night at the French Quarter Film House on 807 Esplanade Ave. In New Orleans. A pre-party for the event begins at 5:30 p.m. You'll be able to meet some of the filmmakers and homeowners from Bayou Corne and get to view a never-before-seen clip from the documentary.
Most of the money raised at the event will fund post-production of the project, although Greene says they're still filming because events surrounding the sinkhole are still occuring.