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Shipley Bust Unveiled in Cajun Dome

Shipley Bust Unveiled in Cajun Dome

Six months into our little journey,  myself and my director of photography were asking ourselves what is the end game? What do we want to see happen when we are finished and the dust settles? After a little back and forth i tossed out “I’d like to see a bronze bust at the entrance to...
Celebrating a Legend

Celebrating a Legend

Dean Church has simply been a pleasure to know in the last eighteen months. It’s refreshing in the age of super star athletes to meet someone who has accomplished so much and yet remains pretty modest about it all. Ironically that same modesty is the one thing that has delayed something most people can only...
Beryl Shipley Tribute Gala Recap

Beryl Shipley Tribute Gala Recap

For people outside of the film industry it is difficult to understand how hard it is to raise both funds and awareness at the same time.  Lights Out in Blackham is a labor of love for all of us at NERD Pictures.  When Douglas Domingue first talked to me about this film, I remember clearly...
Put yourself in the Film credits!

Put yourself in the Film credits!

Many fans of the film, the Cajuns and friends of Coach Shipley missed out on our successful kickstarter campaign earlier this year where we raised our start up funds of $3,500.00 in a mere two weeks(give yourselves a hand!!) All of them ask “how can i help?” Donating to the film is now easier than...
Shipley Classic Tournament

Shipley Classic Tournament

Every winter Lafayette, LA would host the premiere winter tournament-The Bayou Classic. Teams from across the nation would wait for the invite then hop on down to Cajun Country to get there respective hats handed to them by Shipley’s run and gun Cajuns. The showdown continued after Shipley’s departure but eventually lost steam and faded...
Lights Out crew on KLFY!

Lights Out crew on KLFY!

KLFY came out to interview our main man Douglas and provided the public with a little background on the film.
Legacy of Hope

Legacy of Hope

Coach Shipley passed away last week and in his absence he left a legacy of hope for many children with heart conditions. The Beryl Shipley Mended Hearts Scholarships help children with heart problems take some of the financial load off of their families. It’s a wonderful program and I highly encourage anyone reading this to donate...

Support

This page is dedicated to all the people that have supported the film either through donations or sponsorships. Kickstarter Everyone below pledged money toward the film on Kickstarter and for that we say THANK YOU! Alton Stanford Bob Verlander Brock Meaux Carol Ann Richard Charles Daigle Christina Rickman Christopher Trahan Chuck Allen Daniel Patin Darrelyn...
Lights Out in Blackham gets coverage on ULtoday.com!

Lights Out in Blackham gets coverage on ULtoday.com!

Sam Stokes, a writer for ULtoday.com sat down with us to talk about the film and it’s live on the site now! Click here or on the picture to your left to read the interview.
Lights Out in Blackham reaches its goal on Kickstarter!

Lights Out in Blackham reaches its goal on Kickstarter!

On behalf of everyone at NERD Pictures, we’d like to thank all of our backers on Kickstarter. It has been a great experience interacting with the wonderful people that have given to our project. Making independent films is never easy, and crowd sourcing sites like Kickstarter are new frontiers for small companies like us. The...
The Athletic Network

The Athletic Network

Dr. Ed Dugas and the Athletic Network have been a constant source of support for the entire NERD Pictures crew and the Lights Out in Blackham documentary. Without Ed and the Athletic Network we wouldn’t be as far along as we are. For those that don’t know, the Athletic Network is the best resource for...
President, Dr. E. Joseph Savoie wears the beard!

President, Dr. E. Joseph Savoie wears the beard!

UL Lafayette President, Dr. E. Joseph Savoie wore a beard in support of the FEAR THE BEARD campaign for the Cajuns’ game against Western Kentucky, and his gesture along with those of the fans helped the Cajuns win the game! The LIGHTS OUT IN BLACKHAM crew would like to give a huge virtual high five...