Southern Indie Film Series curated by Zack Godshall

Date: September 01, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM–9:00 PM

100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA Southern

Event Information

Films at Manship partners with Zack Godshall to present the Southern Indie Film Series. Godshall will select 1 to 2 films per month beginning September 1st, 2015 with his own Award-Winning feature LOW AND BEHOLD.

Louisiana native Zack Godshall makes films about unsung people and places that exist along the fringes of culture. His subjects range from claim adjusters working in post-Katrina New Orleans to divinely inspired folk architects. His first two narrative films, Low and Behold and Lord Byron, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and his documentaries have played on The Documentary Channel and garnered awards at film festivals around the country. Zack's written work has appeared in The Southern Review, The Louisiana Field Guide published by LSU Press, and the film journal Hammer To Nail. He is currently an assistant professor of screenwriting in the Department of English at LSU.

September 1st, 2015 at 7pm with Q&A to follow.

In Honor of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Award-Winning Feature Film: LOW AND BEHOLD Through Sundance Institute #ArtistServices

In honor of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the award-winning feature film LOW AND BEHOLD will make its digital premier August 18th on iTunes through the support of the Sundance Institute #ArtistServices program.

Based on real events, LOW AND BEHOLD tells the story of a young insurance claim adjuster, in post-Katrina New Orleans, who risks his job to help a local man find his lost dog. Shot in New Orleans only months after Hurricane Katrina, this neorealist-inspired film blends fiction and non-fiction to tell the story of an unlikely friendship.

LOW AND BEHOLD was co-written and directed by Zack Godshall, whose other films include LORD BYRON and GOD’S ARCHITECTS. The film stars Barlow Jacobs (SHOTGUN STORIES, THE MASTER) who also co-wrote the script with Godshall. Jared Moshe, Sarah Hendler and Jacobs produced. Chris Horton, Director, #ArtistServices: Creative Distribution, said, "We're proud to help Zack and Barlow re-release their film during an important milestone. Our #ArtistServices program was created in part to help Sundance filmmakers from past Festivals expose their work to new audiences on digital platforms, and LOW AND BEHOLD is great example of that."

The film was shot in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It was the first film about the tragedy to be shot in New Orleans after the storm. It made its world premiere at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, garnering rave reviews and going on to win numerous festival awards. Mike Miley, for The Huffington Post wrote, “LOW AND BEHOLD is a fantastic work of cinema, that's funny, heartbreaking, honest, and beautiful...”

“Barlow and I believed LOW AND BEHOLD would be a movie for all kinds of audiences, for people from all walks of life. Our festival run in 2007-08 proved us right. Now that the film is being digitally released for the first time, we're just excited and hopeful that this important story will continue to find a wider audience,” said Godshall.

Blindwall Pictures and Mama Bear Studios are excited to be partnering with the Sundance Institute #ArtistServices program for the digital premier of LOW AND BEHOLD on iTunes. The iTunes release will be followed by releases on Amazon Instant Video, Microsoft Xbox, Sony Entertainment Network, SundanceNOW, VUDU, YouTube.

For more information on LOW AND BEHOLD and special theatrical screenings, visit or or the LOW AND BEHOLD Facebook Page.

Media Contacts:


Mama Bear Studios: (423) 463-2173

Jason Langlois: or 225-803-0731