Much like the character Drayton Taylor in their movie, “Grandma’s Blessings,” Roy Kirkland and Doug Sebastian are about to experience a road trip.
They won’t be bringing an RV from Texas to Georgia like Drayton; instead, Kirkland and Sebastian will be screening their film in movie houses in various Georgia locations.
The South Georgia moviemakers have also released the DVD of “Grandma’s Blessings,” which is available at locations such as Horse Creek Winery and via grandmasblessings.com The DVD cost is $10.
Kirkland and Sebastian’s Doug Sebastian Productions filmed the movie last year in locations throughout Valdosta and South Georgia.
A mainstream comedy, “Grandma’s Blessings” is the story of Drayton Taylor, a TV talk show host, who loses his job following an embarrassing episode on live television. Unemployed and his possessions gone, Drayton learns his grandmother has left him something in her will. He flies to Texas to say good-bye and receive his inheritance, which is an old 1970s-era Champion RV. Driving home to Georgia, Drayton learns his grandmother’s secrets while having many adventures.
Earlier this year, Kirkland and Sebastian hosted a premiere of the movie in Valdosta’s Mathis City Auditorium. This premiere also served as a test audience for “Grandma’s Blessings.” Based on responses following the screening, Sebastian and Kirkland fine-tuned the film for the DVD.
Though audiences can enjoy the movie at home, Kirkland and Sebastian will screen the movie in a series of Georgia cities in the coming days and weeks. On Thursday, Sept. 12, “Grandma’s Blessings” will play the Historic Ritz Theatre in Brunswick. On Oct. 3, it will be shown at the Tift Theatre in Tifton. Last week, they were in negotiations for a screening date in Macon.
“We’re touring the state and going city to city,” Kirkland says. He and Sebastian say representatives from other Georgia cities have welcomed screening the movie and seem enthusiastic about showing it.