Private Project

Ada and the Doc

In 1927 southern Louisiana, subversive housewife Ada LeBoeuf is put on trial alongside her alleged lover for the grisly murder of her husband in one of the most explosive sex-murder trials ever reported.

  • Matison LeBlanc
  • Matison LeBlanc
  • Matison LeBlanc
  • Chelsea Bryan
  • Halle Losordo
  • Bailey Selvidge
  • Jackson Bartholomew
  • Jacob Denton
  • Grace Pritchard
  • Chelsea Bryan
    Key Cast
    "Ada LeBoeuf"
    Your Honor, Queer as Folk, Rebel Ridge
  • Matthew Martinez
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Thomas Dreher"
    Easy Does It, Daddy's Home, NCIS: New Orleans, The Highwaymen
  • Patrick Logan
    Key Cast
    "Sheriff Charles Pecot"
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Historical Fiction
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 29, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah College of Art and Design
Director Biography - Matison LeBlanc

Matison LeBlanc is the writer, director, and executive producer of Ada and the Doc. She is a Film and Television graduate with a minor in Dramatic Writing from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has always been a very self-motivated go-getter. She is originally from the small town of Morgan City, Louisiana, where she graduated top of her class. During her time at SCAD, she has written and directed six different short films and has received nominations and accolades from various festivals and competitions, such as "best female director," "best horror screenplay," and "best student film."

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Director Statement

I was born and raised in the small town of Morgan City, Louisiana. I’ve been storytelling through different mediums all my life, but it wasn’t until I came to college back in 2019 did I find my true calling: filmmaking.

I stumbled upon the story of Ada and the Doc while working at my hometown's public library last summer. Since then, I have spent the past two years diligently researching and writing a feature screenplay based on this fascinating story that took place in my hometown almost a century ago. The story of Ada and the Doc has been all but lost amongst the history books.

My film explores themes such as women’s role in society, political corruption, the hypocrisy of the conservative south, but most importantly, how small-town gossip can kill. Most of the film was shot on location in Morgan City with Louisiana-based actors to ensure the project would be infused with the local flavor it so desperately needed to be told authentically.