Husband and wife filmmaking team Glen Pitre and Michelle Benoit have garnered recognition worldwide for their features and documentaries. Whether in film or video, their production company, Côte Blanche, specializes in bringing the stories and history of southern Louisiana to audiences.
Their most recent feature collaborations include The Man Who Came Back, about the first labor strike post Civil War, and The Scoundrel’s Wife, a feature about WWII on the bayou home front.
They recently completed the fourth in a series of documentaries about coastal wetlands loss for the National Estuary Program. Called Harvest to Restore America’s Coastal Heartland, it details the impact of this natural and man-made disaster on the U.S. and what can be done to reverse it. American Creole: New Orleans Reunion, a documentary about post-Katrina New Orleans aired on PBS in 2006. In 2003, Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert acclaimed Pitre “a legendary American regional director.”
Benoit most recently was Artist-in-Residence at the University of New Orleans.