Shape of Shreveport is a series concept of stories created by Will & Jim Broyles to bring an educational, entertaining historically relevant set of stories to public attention. Directed by Chris Charles Scott and produced by Chris Lyon, these first four episodes are stories that anyone from all walks of life can relate to and take pride in. Shreveport & Bossier City, LA comprises an area rich in history from the original Caddo-Adai tribal settlement to the clearing of the 180 mile log jam along the Red River known as the “Great Raft”.

Today, Shreveport has overcome so much, and still has lots of room to grow. This small city in the corner of Louisiana never quits, and the stories throughout history make up the DNA of why people from this area are such a blend of some of the greatest characteristics any other city could wish to have. Shape of Shreveport dives into the innovative, resilient, visionary, dedicated and event tragic figures who made this place what it is today.

Cast & Crew – Premiere 1:


John E. Atkins Shreveport Businessman
Rev. Calvin Austin Pastor, Civil Rights Pioneer
Krystle Grindley Southern University-Shreveport
James Burton Guitar Legend, Elvis Presley's Guitarist
Robert Crawford Shreveport Businessman
Dr. Gary Joiner Historian, LSU-Shreveport
Marty Loschen Spring Street Museum
Nicholas McElhatten Shreveport Businessman
Dr. Robert Micciotto Historian, LSU-Shreveport
John Andrew Prime Reporter, Shreveport Times
Ernie Roberson Caddo Parish Registrar of Voters
Woody Schick Shreveport Banker
Dr. C.O. Simpkins Dentist, Civil Rights Pioneer
Elliott Stonecipher Demographer
Alton Warwick Louisiana Hayride Companies
Maggie Warwick Louisiana Hayride Companies
Dr. Cheryl White Historian, LSU-Shreveport


Will Broyles Creator, Executive Producer
Jim Broyles Creator, Executive Producer
Chris Charles Scott Executive Producer, Writer, Director
Chris Lyon Producer, Editor
Mindy Bledsoe Field Producer
Rob Senska Cinematographer
Clyde Hargrove Composer
John Henry Crawford Composer
Hydrogen Child Theme Song
Redd Crenshaw Narrator, “What Doesn’t Kill Us”
Quinn Echols Narrator, “When 2 Kings Came to Town”
Michael Graham Narrator, “The Apotheosis of Henry Shreve”
Russell Allsup Narrator, “A Tale of Two Crashes”