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"Tchoupitoulas" is a story of the New Orleans night. It is a visually exhilarating and aurally immersive record of one night in the many lives of a thriving nocturnal populace. Three young boys act as our wide-eyed conduits to a parade of entertainers and revelers as they dance through the lamp lit streets and doorways of the Crescent City. From dusk to dawn, from Rampart to the river, we explore the lives and locales of one of the world's most unique cities. In moments, vignettes, performances, and exchanges, "Tchoupitoulas" is a kaleidoscopic odyssey into another side of New Orleans.


Director(s): Bill Ross, Turner Ross

Executive Producer(s): Michael Gottwald, Josh Penn, Dan Janvey

Producer(s): Bill Ross, Turner Ross

Cinematographer: Bill Ross, Turner Ross

Editor(s): Bill Ross

Sound Designer: Lawrence Everson

Additional Credits: The Muscle: Kyle Rouse

Director Bio


The Ross Brothers’ first feature length film, "45365", was the winner of the 2009 SXSW Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature. They have garnered numerous awards, including the Independent Spirit Truer Than Fiction Award; nominations for Editing, Cinematography, and Debut Feature at the Cinema Eye Honors; and the London BFI Grierson Award.


Sales Agent: George Rush

Public Film Contact

Michael Gottwald
3148 Burgundy Street
New Orleans


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