Filmed in the Richmond area and featuring local luminaries Sissy Spacek and Dave Matthews, Lake City captures a slice of small-town Virginia life with underlying layers of Southern gothic tragedy. Perry Moore and Mark Johnson, who met at the Virginia Film Festival when Moore was a U.Va. student, and who have been producing partners on the Chronicles of Narnia films, collaborated on this very Virginia movie. Moore co-wrote and co-directed the film with his partner, Hunter Hill, and brought on board a third U.Va. alumnus, leading independent film and talent publicist Weiman Seid, as executive producer.
After the Opening Night screening, Festival Artistic Director Richard Herskowitz joined cast and crew for a discussion. Present were actors Sissy Spacek and Troy Garrity; directors and writers Hunter Hill and Perry Moore; and executive producers Weiman Seid and Mark Johnson.