Documentary Films & Video Journalism

Before earning his M.F.A. in Film Production from the University of New Orleans, Danny Bourque worked on a number of documentary videos on his own that have screened and won awards at several film festivals. Here are two that stand out the most.

Best of Fest Award- 2008 Reality Bytes Film Festival
Golden Outhouse Award - 2008 Outhouse Film Festival
Best Editing - 2008 Outhouse Film Festival
Official Selection - 2008 New Orleans Film Festival
Official Selection - 2008 UNO Film Festival

Eyes of the Storm tells the story of The Times-Picayune photographers who stayed to cover the devastation of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, recalled in their own words two years later.
Commode Creations
Nationally aired on the Independent Film Channel
Global Audience Award - 2007 Slamdance Film Festival
Winner - Slamdance Anarchy Competition, March 2006
Official Selection - 2007 Crossroads Film Festival
Official Selection - 2007 Arizona Film Festival
Official Selection - 2007 Slamdance Outdoor Film Festival
Listed on the IFC Media Lab
Official Selection - SOL Awards
Official Selection - San Antonio Underground Film Festival
Aired on Time Warner Cable's San Antonio On Demand
Aired on Acadiana Open Channel

Barney Smith, an 80+ year old resident of Alamo Heights, Texas, has decorated nearly 700 toilet seats which he displays in his garage-altered "museum". Decorating toilet seats is not just his hobby - it is what keeps him alive.

Below is a collection of news videos that Danny produced for The Times-Picayune newspaper on Many of these videos had to be produced under the pressure of a same-day deadline. That means most of these videos were shot, edited, and posted within just 8 hours.

RUBARB Bike Repair Shop
City Park Restorations
Streetcar Line Reopens
Running of the Bulls in New Orleans
Marie Laveau's 126th Birthday
Southern Decadence Parade
Heat of Battle Wargaming Convention
22nd Annual Great Spillway Trail Run
Rebirth Brass Band 25th Anniversary
Waiting for Foodstamps
St. Louis Cathedral Archaeological Dig
New Orleans Goes Quiet Before Gustav
Metairie Residents Return After Gustav
Amateur Wrestling
Essence Festival 2007
Commencement of Mardi Gras, 2009