Valdosta will host its first ever world premiere movie event showing Roy Kirkland’s “Grandma’s Blessings,” at 8 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the Mathis City Auditorium.
“Grandma’s Blessings” is an original film written and produced by Roy Kirkland and directed by Doug Sebastian.
Kirkland’s film is a comedy about a TV personality that runs into adversity at work and then learns about his grandmother’s death.
“Although there aren’t any curse words or provocative scenes the film will definitely keep the audience laughing,” Kirkland said.
Kirkland wrote “Blessings” in 2007, but re-wrote the final version in 2012.
The film was shot in Valdosta, and Kirkland aims to shoot more movies here in attempts to make it more of a “springboard” for film.
Roy Kirkland and Doug Sebastian began their filmmaking together in 2006. Their first script, “And, There You Are,” originated as a poem and grew into a film. The duo later filmed a documentary that won Best Documentary at the New York International Film Festival.
Kirkland and Sebastian are co-owners of Doug Sebastian Productions, LLC–the company behind Kirkland’s films.
Doug Sebastian Productions, LLC casts members of the Valdosta community and uses Valdosta as the setting for their movies. The company also shoots instructional videos, commercials, music videos and more.
Kirkland and Sebastian are already planning their next two releases. In spring, DSP will be releasing the hostage thriller, “Crazed.” Following that, “Battle of the Cursed: The Two Kings,” a film depicting a broken truce between a vampire clan and werewolf clan in South Georgia, will be released in the summer.
Kirkland encourages people to come out and support the event.
“Everyone should buy tickets, bring a date, family and friends,” Kirkland said. “Come be part of a very unique and grand event.”
The Red Carpet Event will begin promptly at 6 p.m. and will have food, door prizes and photo ops among other treats.
To order your tickets and watch the trailer for Kirkland’s film visit www.dspmovies.com. For other inquiries, email DSPmovies@yahoo.com.
Director: (229) 253-9242 Doug Sebastian