Buzz about local director

POSTED: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 5:25pm

UPDATED: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 5:27pm

A local filmmaker is getting serious buzz over his directorial debut.

Jason Hewitt’s indie film, “Blood Out” premiered in California this week, beating out big studio flicks for a top distribution deal.

He also broke into the top 20 on IMDbPro’s movie meter. The Sulfur native says it’s hard to believe he is in the company of Blockbusters.

"It’s the only video title in the top 20 films,” says Hewitt. “I'm right up there with the new movie “Thor” and “Harry Potter” and things like that, which is pretty amazing."

There’s a private red carpet screening for “Blood Out” in Baton Rouge Saturday. The movie is already being sold online at You can watch the “Blood Out” trailer on

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