Early last summer, I had the privilege of sitting down with my friend, Benh Zeitlin, the Director and mastermind behind the film ,”Beasts of the Southern Wild," to discuss the background and culture of the Cajun communities (Pointe Au Chien and Isle Saint Charles, Louisiana), where the Bathtub was filmed, for a piece that I wrote for GQ.com.
Today’s MASSIVE and overwhelmingly exciting Oscar nominations for the film (Best Picture, Best Actress AND best adapted screenplay) are well beyond deserved for one of the hardest working crews I’ve ever seen.
The Bathtub is nothing short of a whirlpool where entropy reigns supreme, based on the Cajun and Native American communities of Terrebone Parish in Southern Louisiana, a region known for its rugged conditions and deteriorating infrastructures. Catch a glimpse of what it was like for Benh and the crew juggling the challenges of filming within a bumpy vortex of obstacles, from the catastrophic BP oil spill to creeping through an alligator’s lair. Check out Benh’s thoughts on taking in the briny waters of a fearless Cajun community, a place that sounds like the real Bathtub, unscripted right here.
Congrats to all of the members of Court13. I’m a proud soccer mom beyond comprehension.
Two words: Beast it.
The time I caught up with the brilliant Benh Zeitlin, Director of the indie film dazzler, “Beasts of the Southern Wild" to discuss the obstacles of filming in the midst of the BP oil spill, gliding through an alligators lair, and his thoughts on the heroic Cajun communities of Point-Aux-Chien and Isle Jean Charles, spots I consider to be the real world versions of the Bathtub.
We sat down for a cup of coffee in a mosquito free zone. We ended up on GQ.com. You can read the full Q&A here.
For a national listing of where you can watch “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” head straight to the Bathtub.