Raines Down Productions is making waves in Louisiana. No, not the kind of waves you associate with a tropical storm or hurricane. The waves they are making are in the "Louisiana Film Prize," where the top film production company receives a cool $50,000.00.
In a press release from Raines Down Productions, it appears that the Memphis based company is in the top 20 runoff for the prize. The release reads, "Raines Down Productions is a small production company started in early 2013 by Christopher Raines and Candace McGowen. In July of this year they decided to compete in a film competition, LA film prize, in Shreveport, Louisiana. The competition was open nationwide, however, mandated that every film must be shot in Shreveport and surrounding cities. So Chris, Candace, a small cast, and crew drove down and stayed three days in Shreveport to shoot their short film "5ive Courses." The LA Film Prize has already created immense exposure for Raines down Productions on a national level when they were in Shreveport filming 5ive Courses. While there, they were interviewed by Kate Archer, with National Public Radio and Mario Rio Villafuerte, a local reporter.
In August of this year they found out that 5ive Courses made it into the top twenty films selected to compete for $50,000 in October. Raines Down is the only production company in Tennessee that was selected as the Top 20, so they are not only representing Memphis, but Tennessee, as a whole. This competition will be based on 50% judge vote and 50% audience vote. So Chris and Candace are working diligently to promote their film long distance via social media and will be heading down to Shreveport October 2 in order to promote 5ive courses locally. The competition begins at the Robinson Film Center October 3 and will end on October 6 with an award ceremony. In order to cast a vote a person must attend the festival."
Be sure and watch for an interview with Candace McGowen later this week, along with some photos and hopefully, a teaser of "5ive Courses." In the meantime, click on the subscription link near the top of this article, and receive an email each time a new article is published. They are absolutely free.