Washing Away: Losing Louisiana – Program Credits (2006)

Senior Producer, Writer and Director, Christina Hendrick Melton, is a national award-winning producer with nearly fifteen years of television producing experience. Her latest projects, Signpost to Freedom: The 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott and Louisiana: Currents of Change have been broadcast nationally on PBS and won a 2005 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award for Excellence Journalism, a 2005 CINE Golden Eagle, an American Bar Association Silver Gavel Honorable Mention, Best Historical Documentary at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, and a Silver and a Bronze Telly. She has also won one Emmy Award and been nominated for two others, and been honored by the Associated Press. She worked for eight years as an award-winning commercial newscast/special projects producer for WKRN in Nashville, WWL in New Orleans and WALA in Mobile.

Producer-Directors John Darling Haynes and Rex Q. Fortenberry captured the visual images of South Louisiana’s panoramic beauty and the vast scale and personal stories of the destruction in the region. John Darling Haynes is a nationally recognized Louisiana artist with a decade of experience in film production. His production company has premiered its last two documentary projects at top ten world film festivals. They include The Dance, a feature documentary in partnership with Nicolas Cage’s Saturn Films and Universal Studios. Rex Q. Fortenberry is a national award-winning photographer for Louisiana Public Broadcasting with more than a dozen documentary films to his credit.

Writer C.E. Richard, contributed to Washing Away’s powerful script. He is a writer and filmmaker specializing in the history and culture of his native French Louisiana. His body of work includes numerous nationally recognized documentary films, such as Against the Tide: The Story of the Cajun People of Louisiana, which was named Best Historical Documentary by the National Educational Telecommunications Association in 2000; Signpost to Freedom: The 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott, and the six-hour LPB series entitled Louisiana: A History which was honored as Best Documentary Series from the National Educational Telecommunications Association and received numerous Telly Awards as well as an Emmy.

Senior Producer, Writer & Director
Christina Hendrick Melton

Narration by
Susan Sarandon

Produced, Directed & Filmed by
Rex Q. Fortenberry
John Darling Haynes

Editors
Rex Q. Fortenberry
Christina Hendrick Melton
DRay!

Writer
C.E. Richard

Post-Production Supervisor
Chris Miranda

Original Music Score
Mike Esneault

Additional Field Production & Filming
Jarred Coates
Kevin Gautreaux
Al Godoy

Additional Segment Editing
Keith Crews
Virnado Woods

Web Masters
Tammy Crawford
Jeanne Lamy

Graphic Design
Mark Carroll
Tammy Crawford

Promotions
Bob Neese
Bryant Langlois
Margaret Schlaudecker

Special Thanks

The families and friends of:
Kerry St. Pé
Marlon “Buck” Horton
Jimmy and Errol Domingue
Preston Doré
Ted Falgout
and Leah Chase

Mark Swinney, WWL-TV
Daniel Dearmond, P.E. Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Engineering Division
Benny Rousselle, President, Plaquemines Parish
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Muriel’s Restaurant
Snug Harbor Bistro
John Barras, USGS Map Service
Shell

Archival Video & Photographs
WWL Television, New Orleans
KATC-TV Television, Lafayette
Louisiana State Archives, Brooks Reed Collection
ABCNews VideoSource
Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane University
The Willie Harris Collection

Music
“The Waltz of Sorrowful Mysteries”
Music and Vocal Arrangement by Katie Rees, Paige Rees and Stephen Rees
Lucky Four Songs, BMI, 2005
From the Album, "Ca C’est Bon!"

“Early in the Morning”
Recorded by Ray Charles, Atlantic Records, 1958, Warner Music Group
Song by Leo Hickman, Louis Jordan, Dallas Bartly
Published by Cherio Corporation, BMI

“Your FEMA Number”
Song by 10th Ward Buck and Da Dream Team, BMI
From the Album, "Da Dream Team," 2006

“Nearness of You”
Song by Hoagy Carmichael and Ned Washington
Published by Famous Music Publishing, ASCAP
Performed live by Leah Chase

“Too Marvelous for Words”
Song by John H. Mercer and Richard A. Whiting
Published by Warner-Chappell, Warner Brothers, Inc., ASCAP
Performed live by Leah Chase

“Ca C’est Bon!”
Lyrics and Music by Katie Rees, Paige Rees,
Stephen Rees and John Rees, Sr.
Lucky Four Songs, BMI, 2005
From the Album, "Ca C’est Bon!"

“Côte Blanche Bay”
Song and Lyrics by Zachary Richard, BMI
From the Album "Snake Bite Love, 1992 A&M Records

“Sunset on Louisiana”
Song and Lyrics by Zachary Richard, BMI
From the Album "Snake Bite Love, 1992 A&M Records

“Corine, Corina”
Song and Lyrics by Jimmy, C. Newman,
Shelby Singleton Music, Inc., BMI
Recorded by Wayne Foret, CSP Records
From the Album, "Thinking of You"

“N.O. Survivor”
Song by 10th Ward Buck and Da Dream Team, BMI
From the Album, "Da Dream Team," 2006

“Laughing at Life”
Song by Charles Kenny, Nick A. Kenny, Bob Todd, C. Todd
Published by Warner-Chappell, Warner Brothers, Inc., ASCAP
Performed live by Leah Chase

LPB Executive Producer
Clay Fourrier

LPB President & CEO
Beth Courtney






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