Walking on Dead Fish, a documentary by Franklin Martin on a post-Katrina Louisiana high school football team, opens in Lafayette on Friday, Oct. 24 at the Carmike 10. The film, which is narrated by Terry Bradshaw and executive produced by Reggie Bush, has received coverage in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN in recent months. Plans are in the works for opening at select theaters around the country.
Walking on Dead Fish tells the story of the East St. John Wildcats, a small-town high school football team that overcomes racial, religious and financial differences to brave the adversity delivered by Hurricane Katrina.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.