Patrons at a recent Grand Theater premiere of the locally produced science-fiction movie Lunopolis gave the film high marks for its creativity. “The movie was great,” said one viewer following the premiere, “it really makes you question your entire belief system.” The movie folds virtually every conspiracy theory — about UFOs, the Illuminati, paranormal phenomena — into a fast-paced thriller.
Lunopolis was written and directed by Lafayette filmmaker Matthew Avant and produced by Hal Maynor, who together formed Media Savant Productions; the two also have roles in the movie. “We can’t wait to get the film circulating the festivals for 2010, and the wheels are already turning,” said Avant.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
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.