“Haynesville” (www.HaynesvilleMovie.com) to have its World Premiere and
Compete for Green Doc Award at Prestigious Sheffield Doc Fest in England
(SHREVEPORT, LA.) The news that “Haynesville” had been chosen for the prestigious Sheffield Documentary Festival (www.sheffdocfest.com) in Sheffield, England was delivered by phone.
“I was floored when I found out,” said Gregory Kallenberg, the director and co-producer of “Haynesville”. “The head programmer from the festival personally called to tell me how much he liked the film, and that Sheffield wanted it to premiere in their festival. In the film fest world, that kind of thing just doesn’t happen.”
But it did happen, and now “Haynesville”, an independent documentary about the historic Haynesville Shale natural gas discovery and its affect on three lives, is heading to Sheffield, England to show at the exclusive Library Theater. Hussain Currimbhoy, the head programmer for the festival, seems as excited about the film as Kallenberg and his team are about his festival.
“’Haynesville’ is rare example of brilliant independent filmmaking,” said Currimbhoy from the Sheffield Doc Fest headquarters. “It takes an incredible story that the mainstream has not noticed and brings it to the fore with intelligence and passion. Films like these have a long life ahead of them. Sometimes you can just tell that.”
Kallenberg and Mark Bullard, co-producer of the film with Kallenberg, will head to Sheffield in early November to promote the film prior to the festival. The World Premiere of the film is on November 5 with an encore performance on November 6.
“It’s good to get international recognition for ‘Haynesville’,” said Kallenberg. “Aside from the compelling personal stories in the film, ‘Haynesville’ has incredible potential to help drive the global energy discussion and get us focused on the energy future.”
The film is also competing for globally influential “Green Doc” award alongside potential Academy Award nominees like “The Cove” and “Earth Days.”
“Being nominated for the award is really exciting,” said Bullard. “This is the start that ‘Haynesville’ was hoping for. Sheffield and being nominated for the Green Doc Award is giving us the momentum we were hoping for. From here, we’re expecting a lot from our film.”