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Plaquemines Parish
Belle Chasse, Boothville, Buras, Empire, Myrtle Grove, Phoenix, Pilottown, Pointe a la Hache (Parish Seat), Port Sulphur, Venice

The name "Plaquemines" comes from a Native American word, piakimin, meaning persimmon. It was first used to name an old military post on the banks of the Mississippi
which was surrounded by a large number of persimmon trees.
Eventually the name was applied to the entire parish.



Swamp Fire - Dir: Pine; Cast: Weissmuller, Crabbe. Drama filmed in New Orleans and at Pilot Town.  


Hurricane Named Betsy - Dir: Cuchiara. Narrator: Fred Collins. A documentary on Hurricane Betsy presented by Department of Defense - Office of Civil Defense partially filmed in New Orleans, Grand Isle, Baton Rouge, St. Bernard, and Plaquemine.


Live and Let Die - Dir: Hamilton; Cast: Moore, Seymour.  Action adventure filmed throughout Louisiana, including:  Baldwin Estate, Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans, Treadway Estates and Irish Bayou-Slidell, Lake Pontchartrain, Kenner, and Phoenix. 


Ends of the Earth: Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.  Dir: Alvarez, Kolker.  Documentary of the Perez family filmed in Plaquemines Parish.


Deconstructed Cities, Part 2: London - Dir: White-Sobieski. Short history partially filmed in New Orleans, St. Bernard Parish and Plaquemines Parish.


Don't Eat The Baby: Adv. At Post-Katrina Mardi Gras - Dir: Berger; Cast:  Hardy, Kern.  Documentary filmed in post-Katrina New Orleans and Plaquemines Parish.


Surviving Sharks - Dir: Gurney. TV documentary about shark attacks partially filmed in Venice.


Fish the World - Dir: Henry. Sports documentary about fishing techniques throughout the world partially filmed in Barataria Bay.

Summer of the Sharks - Dir: Armstrong. Documentary that explores shark divers partially filmed in Venice.


After the Spill: The Last Catch - Dir: Stack, Weinfield; TV movie documentary about Venice after the oil spill filmed in Venice and southern Louisiana.


Dirty Energy - Dir: Hopkins. Documentary about the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion filmed in Grand Isle, Venice and New Orleans.

Lucky One, The - Dir: Hicks; Efron, Schilling. Drama filmed in New Orleans at Union Passenger Terminal, St. Bernard at the port and Creedmoor Plantation, Covington at Christ Episcopal School, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at Abita Springs, Houmas House Plantation and Port Eads Lighthouse in Plaquemine.


Damascus - Dir: Johnson; Cast: Avallone, Juneau. Short sci/fi filmed in Belle Chase.

Wicked Blood - Dir: Young; Cast: Breslin, Bean. Straight to video action thriller filmed in Plaquemine Parish.


Paratus 14:50 - Dir: Smith. Documentary about the effects of Hurricane Katrina partially filmed in Buras, Port Sulphur and New Orleans.

Screening Gone Bad - Dir: Johnson; Cast: Rossi, Harding. Short comedy filmed in Belle Chase.


Night Without Armor, A - Dir: Alexander; Cast: Fishel, Binkley. Drama romance filmed in Buras and around south Louisiana.

Vanishing America - Dir: Malkoff; TV documentary about vanishing cities partially filmed in Braithwaite.




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