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Local filmmakers win inaugural Louisiana Film Prize

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A trio of filmmakers from the Shreveport-Bossier area walked away with the award for top film at the inaugural Louisiana Film Prize in Shreveport Sunday afternoon.

Thomas Woodruff, Noah Scruggs and Chris Armend won the top prize of $50,000 for their short film "The Legend of Luther Anderson".  "It was just an honor for us to be in the top 20.  I'm still blown away that this even happened.  It doesn't feel real," said Armend.

According to the Louisiana Film Prize requirements, the short narrative film must be shot in the Shreveport-Bossier area.

The filmmakers tell us their love for western films inspired their comedy about a man who becomes the ultimate cowboy thanks to a pair of lucky cowboy boots.  "We've always done little goofy skits, and the Film Prize came around to kind of let us take it to the next level," said Scruggs.

They already have plans to use their prize money to continue their film aspirations in their home of Shreveport-Bossier.  Woodruff said, "We just want to keep making more films, and that's what we're all aspiring to be is filmmakers.  So, hopefully that can just carry us a while."

The three filmmakers tell us to expect them back for Louisiana Film Prize 2013.

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