Bullet Films returns to Crowley
By Howell Dennis
Several curious bystanders milled around the corner of Ave. J and Hutchinson Ave. as members of the Bullet Films crew set up for their most recent movie to be filmed in Crowley. The film will be called “Monster Wolf” and the crew will be shooting for about ten of the next twenty days.
“We just love it here,” said the film’s producer Griff Furst. “Every time our crew comes to Louisiana to shoot we always scout other towns such as New Iberia which we looked at this time. However, every time the director comes and looks at Crowley he says ‘this is the place’, so we’ve grown to really enjoy it here.”
“Monster Wolf” is the third film Bullet Films has shot part of in Crowley. In the past two years the crew has shot the movies “Wolvesbayne” (which plays on Sci-Fi Channel Oct. 18) and “House of Wolves” in parts of Crowley as well.
“Mr. L.J. Gielen let us use the Opera House for Wolvesbayne and your mayor (Greg Jones) has been really accommodating to us, not to mention the people make us feel so welcome every time we come here,” said Furst.
Furst was born in Los Angeles but moved to Lafayette two years ago. When asked about how his crew dealt with the humidity that the natives of south Louisiana have become accustomed to he laughed.
“Well I’ve been here for two years now so I’m kind of used to it,” he said. “But for some of our crew members from California they are a little shocked when they first experience it.”
Monster Wolf will be directed by noted Bulgarian director Todor Chaapkanov. The director of photography is Lorenzo Senatore who is the son of an Academy Award winner in photography for foreign films.
One of the more interesting people on the set is Grant Jones, an actor with over 50 years of experience. In Monster Wolf, he will be playing a character named ‘Burt’ that he discussed briefly but understandably didn’t want to give away much of the movies plot.
“This is the second time I’ve filmed in Louisiana,” said Jones. “I played a small part in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” which was filmed in New Orleans a couple of years ago. I was only in a couple of scenes”
Another thing that Furst mentioned that he will be filming some interviews with the citizens of Crowley about the local film industry.
“Crowley has done so much for us that we’d like to do a little something in return,” he said.