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While Oliver Stone was busy filming W in Shreveport and Werner Herzog was preparing to film The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans with Nicolas Cage, a team of area teens created Listening to Fireflies as part of the Samsung Mobile Fresh Films national filmmaking contest. The New Orleans team (pictured; more about them here) handled all aspects of production from casting to shooting to post-production addition of a soundtrack. Competing in the “Big Life Drama” category, they crafted a delicate and touching story about a family reuniting and communicating after time apart. View the film online here. There are also films from Dallas and Salt Lake City in their division. VOTE for your favorite film. If the New Orleans team wins, its film will be screened in the Samsung Fresh Films YOUTH FEST 2008 and then possibly be submitted to film festivals. Voting lasts from today through August 6.

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