On Wednesday, October 3, Roy Kirkland and Doug Sebastian visited Governor Nathan Deal’s office in Atlanta representing RKDS Studios and promoting the evolving film industry of Valdosta and South Georgia. They presented Governor Deal with the first Blu-ray copy of their recent film, Spook Bridge, along with a letter signed by Burt Reynolds,
Reynolds was a featured guest at the RKDS Film Fest held earlier this year in Valdosta and would be one of Reynolds’ last public appearances until his September 2018 death.
“Doug and I had a great conversation with the Governor about our plans for the film industry in Valdosta,” Kirkland said. “He seemed very impressed. As the only filmmakers with a studio around our area, RKDS Entertainment and Media has been promoting and creating movies and shows in South Georgia for years. We took the time to visit with the Governor, not only talk about our efforts of growing the film industry here in Valdosta and South Georgia, but to present him with the first Blu-ray copy of our feature film, Spook Bridge. He was full of questions about the film, where it was filmed, etc. It was a good feeling to tell him that it was filmed in Quitman and Valdosta.”