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Mark Bonner’s ‘Shreveport Son’ wins 2021 Louisiana Film Prize’s grand prize

He also earned the Best Actor award for his role in his movie
Shreveport native Mark D. Bonner won the grand prize in the 2021 Louisiana Film Prize for...
Shreveport native Mark D. Bonner won the grand prize in the 2021 Louisiana Film Prize for "Shreveport Son," which he wrote and directed. Bonner also earned the Best Actor award for his performance in his movie.(Source: Louisiana Film Prize)
Published: Oct. 3, 2021 at 2:56 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 3, 2021 at 11:28 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — The winner of Louisiana Film Prize 2021′s $25,000 grand prize is “Shreveport Son.”

The film was directed by Shreveport native Mark D. Bonner, who also earned the Best Actor award.

Bonner previously told KSLA News 12: “This is my first year actually entering a film into Film Prize, and this is my first year directing.”

The grand prize winner of Louisiana Film Prize 2021 is SHREVEPORT SON directed by Mark D. Bonner!

Posted by Louisiana Film Prize on Sunday, October 3, 2021

Bonner explained that his “... is basically about two high school friends who reunited from living in Shreveport. They get back to that bond that they had when they were children, to senior year, to everything that’s unfolding as their adult years.”

Bonner also told KSLA News 12 that he’s been passionate about acting and filmmaking for years and that “Shreveport Son” marks the first time he has written, acted, produced and directed a film.

“It was a lot of work, a lot more than I thought.”

Rounding out the five finalists were “Bamboo House,” “Momento,” “Nana Ki Dum” and “Pictures of the Sky.”

OTHER AWARDS

  • Best Actress: Anamé Rose Walt for her role in “Moonlight Dancer”!
  • Founders’ Circle grant winners: “Bamboo House,” “Nana Ki Dum,” “Stakeout,” “Shreveport Son” and “We Got Your Six.”

Louisiana Film Prize is a component of Prize Fest, which also includes Comedy Prize, Fashion Prize, Food Prize and Music Prize.

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