Louisiana native Shanna Forrestall premiered her recent short film project BREATHE in Baton Rouge on Monday, October 17, 2016 at a private party/screening at Celtic Media Center. The event held in the Celtic Screening Theater was at capacity, with over 50 guests in attendance. There was also a Q&A featuring some of the film’s key cast & crew, and special guest Maxine Crump of Dialogue on Race.
“We are so grateful for the beautiful support we received from the attendees of our private screening. The theater was at capacity and it was such a powerful experience to see a live audience authentically respond to the film. It was really special to have our key cast and crew available after the screening to talk about the film and answers questions, and we were honored to have Maxine Crump from Dialogue on Race to join us. Thank you Celtic Media Centre for your graciousness in hosting our event.” – Shanna Forrestall, Producer/Writer, BREATHE
The film written by Forrestall was inspired by personal life events that caused her to focus on recovery from grief. The film touts a primarily Louisiana cast and crew, and the topic is extremely relevant in light of Louisiana’s recent natural disaster.
The film stars Escalante Lundy and Shanna Forrestall, with special appearances by Artist Jennifer Awad of Kardia Gallery (her original painting is also featured in the film) and Daniel Francois (Louisiana native).
The film’s Executive Producer was Louisiana resident Neil Wells, and the film was directed by Michael Liu and scored by composer Carlos Garza.