For the second year in a row, a movie shot primarily in Floyd premiered to public audiences in a free night-time screening at Chantilly Farms on Franklin Pike.
“Geographically Desirable,” a romantic comedy set in Washington, DC, and Floyd, tells the story of a career-driven young woman who must make a choice between a work-driven environment in the Nation’s Capital and a potentially more-satisfying, relationship-oriented life in Floyd.
The story unfolds in a series of contrasts driven by the death of a cherished uncle and the circumstances which unfold.
Writer-director Mike Kravinsky, a retired editor at ABC news, draws from his own background for the story and several of the points hit close to home for me as well as I saw contrasts from my own 23 years in Washington before Amy and I made the decision to move to the hometown of my youth in 2004.
A rousing round of applause greeted the film as the credits rolled late Saturday night. A cheer also erupted from the crowd when the Floyd town limits sign also appeared for the first time in the film.
Afterwards the cast and crew signed movie posters and photos and talked with several attendees to the event.
Kravinsky is lavish with his praise of Floyd for both the scene charm for a location and the friendliness and help from locals in the production during shooting last fall.
He plans to start showing the film at festivals and hopes to secure a distribution deal to put it in theaters.
We currently are editing video shot at the screening and hope to have something up later Sunday or early Monday.