LOW AND BEHOLD available for pre-order on DVD

by jaredmoshe
August 26, 2010 9:17 AM
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Time for some shameless promotion. Low and Behold is coming to DVD on September 7 and is now available for pre-order on www.lowandbeholdmovie.com. I am very proud to be an executive producer of this film, the first narrative film shot in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Based on real events, LOW AND BEHOLD is the story of Turner Stull (Barlow Jacobs), a young insurance claims adjuster in post-Katrina New Orleans who risks his job to help a local man, Nixon (Eddie Rouse), find his lost dog. As this unlikely pair traverses the city, Turner comes to discover that some damage is immeasurable. Filmed on location in New Orleans only months after Hurricane Katrina, LOW AND BEHOLD blurs the line between reality and fiction, creating a mosaic of images, faces, and voices that together make for a unique cinematic experience. I hope you check it out. Full release below.


SIDETRACK FILMS BLINDWALL PICTURES TO RELEASE LOW AND BEHOLD ON DVD SEPTEMBER 7TH

Sidetrack Films and Blindwall Pictures are pleased to announce the release of LOW AND BEHOLD, which will be available on DVD beginning September 7. The first narrative film shot in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, LOW AND BEHOLD premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win awards at numerous film festivals across the country. The film will be released on DVD day-and-date with a limited theatrical run across the Southeast and Gulf Coast in commemoration of Hurricane Katrina’s fifth anniversary.

Based on real events, LOW AND BEHOLD is the story of Turner Stull (Barlow Jacobs), a young insurance claims adjuster in post-Katrina New Orleans who risks his job to help a local man, Nixon (Eddie Rouse), find his lost dog. As this unlikely pair traverses the city, Turner comes to discover that some damage is immeasurable. Filmed on location in New Orleans only months after Hurricane Katrina, LOW AND BEHOLD blurs the line between reality and fiction, creating a mosaic of images, faces, and voices that together make for a unique cinematic experience.

"Initially. Barlow and I believed LOW AND BEHOLD would be a movie for all kinds of audiences, for people from all walks of life,” said director Zack Godshall. “Our festival run in 2007-08 proved us right. Now that the film is on DVD, we're just excited and hopeful that this important story can just keep finding more and more audiences.”

LOW AND BEHOLD is based on the personal experiences of writer, producer and star Barlow Jacobs, who lived in New Orleans and evacuated to Tennessee when Hurricane Katrina hit. Like the rest of the city, he began to put the pieces back together. During that time, a family friend approached him about working as an insurance claims adjuster. Broke and unsure of when he could return to New Orleans, Jacobs took the job. For several months he worked in the Gulf Coast, immersing himself in the culture of the post-hurricane Coastal South.

“Outside of two of our actors and one producer, our entire cast and crew were from New Orleans or the greater Louisiana area,” Jacobs explained. “Many of them were still living in FEMA trailers when we made the film. They would drive to set everyday, not just to help us tell a story we had written, but to tell their story. It was very humbling.”

By May 2006, just eight months after Katrina had devastated New Orleans, LOW AND BEHOLD went into production.

LOW AND BEHOLD will be available on September 7th with the theatrical run kicking off on September 19th at the Arcadian Center for the Arts in Lafayette, Louisiana. The DVD is currently available for pre-order on www.lowandbeholdmovie.com.

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