Next up, I’m working on finishing up all four episodes for my limited series version of La Famille. I’m having an online reading on Zoom for the pilot episode on this Saturday, Sept. 12 at 2pm and you can RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/794606601355410 I am recording the reading if you can’t make it and posting the video on the site.
Here is the lowdown on the series:
Logline: A Cajun woman heals her relationship with her alienated daughter through the tales of the extraordinary women of her family who fought fate to achieve their life’s happiness.
La Famille is a bi-lingual (English/Cajun French) historical drama limited series with one-hour episodes each meant to be presented in two volumes of 4 episodes each. It is comparable in tone to The Avonlea Series, Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood, and How To Make An American Quilt.
Episode 1 Synopsis: La Famille starts at Dawn’s 60th birthday party. Her younger daughter, Samantha, is again at odds with her siblings and not wanting to talk to any of her family members. Dawn sees that she is unhappy so she begins the stories of the women of her family to show Samantha that she is loved and a part of the family.
The first story is about Dawn’s paternal sixth-great grandmother, Laurette, and her relationship with Acadian woman Madame Richard. Laurette, a wealthy French Huguenot, goes with Madame Richard when she and her family are exiled in La Grande Dérangement. They all end up in Louisiana eventually, where Laurette has a tumultuous marriage to Jean-Claude Devereaux, a man from Quebec.
I will be having a reading of episode 2 in the near future, so be sure to be there!