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Calcasieu Parish
Carlyss, DeQuincy, Iowa, Lake Charles (Parish Seat), Moss Bluff, Prien, Sulphur, Vinton, Westlake

History
The name Calcasieu comes from the Atakapan word, "quelqueshue", meaning "crying eagle". It was originally the name of an Atakapa chief, but became the name given to what was formerly the Rio Hondo River (Rio Stondo or "Deep River"), now the Calcasieu River. The parish then inherited this name.

Films
These are the films that we have documented for this area so far.

1938

Jezebel - Dir: Wyler; Cast: Davis, Fonda. Drama set in antebellum New Orleans, with some exterior scenes filmed around Lake Charles.  Golden Poster print available on this title. - Movie Trailerstrailer available on this title.

1975

Drowning Pool, The - Dir: Rosenberg; Cast: Newman, Woodward. Mystery thriller filmed in New Orleans, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, and Oaklawn Manor Plantation in Franklin.

1981

Beyond, The (a/k/a) 7 Doors of Death, 1983 - Dir: Fulci; Cast: MacColl, Warbeck. Italian horror partially filmed in Lake Charles, Metairie, Monroe and New Orleans.

1992

Passion Fish - Dir: Sayles; Cast: McDonnell, Woodward. Drama filmed in Elton, Gueydan, Jennings, Lake Arthur and Lake Charles and featured the MacDonnell Plantation.

2004

Strange Fruit - Dir: Schickner; Cast: Faulcon, Tolbert. Drama set in a rural Louisiana town and partially filmed in Lake Arthur, Lake Charles, Gueydan, Kaplan and White Castle.

2006

Little Chenier: A Cajun Story - Dir: Wolf;  Cast: Schaech, Koehler. Drama filmed in Lake Charles.

Mercy - Dir: Roddy; Cast: Farrell, Fay. Horror filmed in Lake Charles.

2007

No Logic - Dir: Falcon. Sports street skating video partially filmed in Lake Charles.

2009

All Over But to Cry: Hurricane Audrey - Dir: Block. Documentary filmed in Lake Charles.

Film Hustle - Dir: Fordham. Documentary showing behind the scenes on grassroots marketing partially filmed in Lake Charles.

Good Boy - Dir: Roddy; Cast: Marcantel, Shannon. Thriller filmed in Lake Charles.

2013

Art of Fashion - Dir: Luterbach. Short documentary hosted by Justin Lebrun filmed at Lake Charles.

East Stackton - Dir: Farina; Cast: Bankens, Gosbee. Horror thriller short filmed in Lake Charles.

2014

Man in the Chair - Dir: Henderson; Cast: Fay, Shannon. Thriller filmed in Lake Charles.

Masquerade at Heist - Dir: Luterbach; Cast: Lebrun. Short action filmed in Lake Charles.

Plotted Plants - Dir: Petersen; Cast: Pastrana, Greene. Short crime drama partially filmed in Lake Charles.

You Can Stay Here - Dir: Veron; Cast: Carson, Garza. Short horror filmed in Lake Charles.

2015

How to Love a Geek - Dir: McGowan; Cast: Cecelia, Chidlaw. Drama filmed in Lake Charles.

Sulfur - Dir: Slatkin, West; Cast: West, Rome. Drama filmed in Lake Charles and Moss Bluff.

 

People
NOTE: this area is currently being developed. We are currently adding Name and place of birth. After the initial foundation, will then add individual info.
Here is a sample

Boling, Alex - Lake Charles, La.

Daigle, Sean Casey - Lake Charles, La.

Ellison, Brandon (Brandon Ellison Reininger) - Lake Charles, La.

Flanery, Sean Patrick - Lake Charles, La.

Frerichs, Scott - Lake Charles, La.

Guillotte, Lloyd James 'Choppy' - Lake Charles, La.

Hebert, Kyle - Lake Charles, La.

Hewitt, Jason - Sulpher, La.

Levi, Zachary - Lake Charles, La.

McLaren, Wayne - Lake Charles, La.

Pappion, Dempsey - Lake Charles, La.

Reininger, Brandon Ellison (Brandon Ellison) - Lake Charles, La.

Sashu, Alayah - Lake Charles, La.

Williams, Lucinda - Lake Charles, La.

Wilson, Emily Moss - Lake Charles, La.

Young, Travis Quentin - Lake Charles, La.

 

 


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