Mississippi Son

an award winning documentary feature film lending a voice to the people of the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina (93 min.)


This film is dedicated to the survivors of Hurricane Katrina
and to the memory of those who were lost.

Director, Don Wilson
Executive Producer, Don Wilson
Producer, Leslie Wilson
Writers, Don Wilson and Leslie Wilson
Music Supervisor, Kim Hoyt
Music by Debris (Kim Hoyt, Bill Hoyt, Don Wilson, Debbie Stanbro)
Editor, Don Wilson
Assistant Editor, Bob Mullen
Cinematography and Photography, Bayou Krewe
Production Assistants, Dave Lacy and Bob Mullen
Engineer/Grip, AJ Ayers
Additional Music, Dave Lacy, Fort Bayou Slim, Mr. Mark, Rochelle Harper

Additional Photography:
Andy Coburn, Associate Director, Program for the Study of Western Shorelines
West Carolina University
City of Gulfport
Denise Cuevas
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Rick Purvis
United States Geological Survey

Additional Footage:
Biloxi Office of the Mayor
J. Justin Pearce, Redwire Films
Saint Stanislaus College
Bill Hoyt
Kim Hoyt
Tommy and Becky Luke
Jerry Manuel
Haden Walker
United States Geological Survey

Adam Metz, Bob’s Crabs
AJ Holloway, Mayor - Biloxi
Becky Luke
Bill Hoyt, Gulf Coast Guitarist - Composer
Bob Mahoney, Owner and Operator, The Legendary Mary Mahoney’s Restaurant
Brent Warr, Mayor - Gulfport
Camille Pitre
Dave Lacy, Gulf Coast Filmmaker
David Delk, Gulf Coast Actor
David Kidd, Owner and Operator, Lil’ Rays Restaurant
Debbie Stanbro, Gulf Coast Singer - Songwriter
Fort Bayou Slim, Gulf Coast Band
Gayle Petty-Johnson, Executive Director, Walter Anderson Museum
Gene Coleman, Editor-Writer, The Bay Press
Haden Walker
J. Justin Pearce, Gulf Coast Filmmaker
Jimmy Scott
Joseph Martinolich
Julius Egloff
Kim Hoyt, Gulf Coast Guitarist - Composer
Lori K. Gordon, Bay St. Louis Hurricane Katrina Debris Artist
Mack Taylor, Legendary Gulf Coast Singer - Entertainer
Marjie Gowdy, Executive Director, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum
Philip Levin, MD, President Gulf Coast Writers Association, Emergency Room Doctor
Richard Flowers, Curator, Beauvoir (Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library)
Robert Bushrow, Institute for Marine Mammal Studies
Rochelle Harper, Gulf Coast Singer-Songwriter
Mr. Mark, Gulf Coast Singer-Entertainer
Natalie Robohm, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Symphony
Patrick Hotard, Executive Director, Beauvoir
Rochelle Harper, Gulf Coast Singer - Songwriter
Susie Ranager, Ocean Springs Artist
Tim Hoffland, Institute for Marine Mammal Studies
Tim Holleman, Gulf Coast Attorney
Tommy Luke


Special Thanks:
Patsy Wilson
AJ Holloway, Vincent Creel, and the Biloxi Office of the Mayor
Brent Warr and the Gulfport Office of the Mayor
Natalie Robohm and the Gulf Coast Symphony
Marjie Gowdy and the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum
Patrick Hotard, Richard Flowers, and Beauvoir
Gayle Petty-Johnson and the Walter Anderson Museum
Phillip Levin, M.D., and the Gulf Coast Writers Association
Timothy C. Holleman of Boyce Holleman Law Firm
Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture
Debbie Carroll and MusiCares
Music Rising
Musician’s Friend
J. Justin Pearce and Redwire Films
Dave Lacy and Dave Lacy Films
Gene Coleman and The Bay Press
John Bowman and Samaritan’s Purse
North Carolina Baptist Men
Mississippi National Guard
James Douglas Price III
Parker’s Landing
Rochelle Harper
Fort Bayou Slim
Mr. Mark
Center Stage
The Shed
Myron Knue
Stevie Knue
Jeffrey Kee
Kitty Stallings
Beverly and Sam Stiglets
Rascal, Little Blue Bear, Valentino, Thunder
all the first responders and volunteers

God bless the amazing people of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

In loving memory of Debbie Stanbro...


don wilson
leslie wilson
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