Discovery has greenlit a feature-length documentary Cajun Navy from Lightbox, directed by James Newton

Cajun Navy follows a group of men and women who provide aid and help to communities during hurricane season in the US.

The Cajun Navy group formed in 2005 in response to Hurricane Katrina.  Hailing from all walks of life, this group of boat enthusiasts realized that their government wasn’t going to act in time and mobilized to help their fellow citizens. 

“These are stories of neighbors helping neighbors, of people relying on each other, of communities overcoming devastating obstacles together.” said Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery & Factual.

Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn, co-Founders of Lightbox and Executive Producers of Cajun Navy, said: “This feature documentary will be a snapshot into a fascinating and little understood group of people in the deep South who are driven to risk life and limb to help their neighbors, regardless of religion, race or creed.”
Cajun Navy is produced by Lightbox for Discovery Channel.  The Executive Producers are Simon Chinn, Jonathan Chinn and Suzanne Lavery for Lightbox, with James Newton as Director and Laura Warner as Producer. Jon Bardin and Andrew O’Connell are Executive Producers for Discovery.

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