For Immediate Release
March 5, 2018

Contact: Sarah Selip
Governor to Host Premiere of Local
Adoption Documentary at Mansion
I Lived on Parker Avenue Set to Release March 8
Tuesday, Gov. John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards will host a Red Carpet Premiere of the short documentary adoption film I Lived on Parker Avenue from 6-8 p.m. at the Governor's Mansion. The film is scheduled to be released online on Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. CST.

I Lived on Parker Avenue is a film about the life of Metairie native and current LSU law student David Scotton, who journeys to Indiana to meet his birth parents, Melissa Coles and Brian Nicholas, for the first time. The story also tells the story of David’s parents, Susan and Jimmy Scotton, who adopted David at birth.

I Lived on Parker Avenue was directed by New Orleans filmmaker Philip Braun III
and produced by Benjamin Clapper through Joie De Vivre Media and Louisiana Right to Life.

I Lived on Parker Avenue has been showcased at the Docuslate Film Festival by
Newfilmmakers Los Angeles and has been nominated for the "Best Documentary – Short Category" award. The film was also featured on a live segment on Fox & Friends.

Interviews are available with film subjects David Scotton and his mother Susan Scotton, director Philip Braun III, and executive producer Benjamin Clapper. Members of the media are also invited to the Red Carpet Premiere, but advance notice is encouraged.