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Film shot in Lafourche Parish released on Amazon and iTunes

Film shot in Lafourche Parish released on Amazon and iTunes

Locals Bobby Gros and Hector Gisclair involved in production

LA-308 Assassin Redemption, a film shot in 2007 and 2009, was completed in 2010 but was only contracted for release overseas in Japan and the United Kingdom.

The film has entered a new contractual phase and is now available for rent or purchase on Amazon Video and iTunes in 60 countries including the United States.

The project is a true local movie featuring an all Louisiana cast, including the late Hector Gisclair who ran the boat landing at Watts Trailer Park in Leeville.

Much of LA-308 was filmed at Watts, Melancon Trailer Park, Bobby Lynn South Marina, the Old Leeville Bridge, and on the beach at Fourchon.

Longtime Leeville resident and businessman Bobby Gros assisted with a major set piece being constructed on the waterfront at his Bobby Lynn South location. The cinematography captures the saltwater marsh of Lafourche Parish in grand fashion.

The movie’s storyline centers on a young man, Paul Matthews, who was recruited by black ops for his extraordinary skills and lack of family. But as the body counts rise and Paul unravels, he has one last mission to complete in Cajun country, complicated by his growing closeness to his target's family.

We know he can do it; but will he? What happens if he’s no longer an asset to the operation? It’s a tangled net of deception and life-and-death decisions set against the sun-dripped saltwater marsh.

LA-308 Assassin Redemption was written and directed by Jason Furrate who grew up in Baton Rouge and owned a camp in Leeville. He currently is the Marketing Director for Vision Communications and EATEL.

The movie played twice in theaters in Baton Rouge. The first showing was in August of 2010 at the Rave Theater and it was a successful fundraiser for the Second Harvest Food Bank.

At the time the food bank was collecting funds to help victims of the BP oil spill in Lafourche Parish.

The second screening was at the 2014 Louisiana International Film Festival in Baton Rouge.

LA-308 Actor Jerry Leggio received the Ann Price Lifetime Achievement Award at the festival for his role in the film along with roles in over 50 other Louisiana based productions.