‘Stanley Debrock’ Wins 3 Awards In 2013

Derek Johnson is living the life of his dreams. Johnson, 30, a Carthage native, is living in Shreveport and working as a professional filmmaker. So far this year, two of Johnson’s films have won three independent movie awards. The films, “Scrape” and “Broken Blood” have been honored again and again. At the Hoboken International Film Festival, “Broken Blood” won the New York Post Best Feature Film Trailer Winner. “While we won best feature film trailer, I was nominated for best actor in a feature film and nominated for best of the festival audience choice award,” Johnson said. “Broken Blood” was honored at the North East Film Festival in Mapplewood, N.J., Johnson was nominated for best actor in a feature film, nominated and won best director for a feature film, nominated for best screenplay along with co-writer Richmond Arquette, and Pruitt Taylor Vince was nominated for best supporting actor for his role as Earl Wayne. “My other film “Scrape” was nominated for best feature film at Northeast,” Johnson said. Closer to home, Johnson’s film did well at the Phenom Film Festival held in Shreveport and Bossier City. Like at the Northeast Film Festival, Johnson once again had two films competing against one another. At the Phenom festival, “Broken Blood” and “Scrape” were both nominated for Best Louisiana Filmmaker Feature Film. “Broken Blood” took home the prize. “It was weird having two films competing against each other,” Johnson said. “It’s not really normal, but it was very cool.” Currently, Johnson is working on a feature film documentary about Oscar winning director John Avildsen, who directed American classic movies like Rocky and...