How a New Orleans Baker Became a Film Star

Making Beasts of the Southern Wild
There are several cases in which indie films achieved success using bootstrap methods, but Beasts of the Southern Wild has an interesting entrepreneurial slant in that one of the actors in the film was running a cafe in New Orleans before his acting debut.

2012 Benh Zeitlin: “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

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Benh Zeitlin describes the unique way he went about making his remarkable new film, “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” in US Dramatic Competition at the Sundance 2012 Film Festival.


Dwight Henry, the New Orleans baker/businessman turned actor knows how to leverage his newfound fame with his passion and business sense for food.




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