Lakeland Trio 'Endures'
What Does it Take to Make a Feature-Length Film?By Gary White
Somewhere amid the 560,000 acres of the Green Swamp, a young woman is alone, bound to a tree and terrified. The authorities know of her existence only from a photo found at the scene of a late-night car accident. The driver, the only person who could reveal her whereabouts, is dead. The scenario poses a bewildering challenge for law-enforcement officials in the nearest city.
Fortunately, that city is not the actual Lakeland but the fictional Lake-ridge. The woman, the dead abductor and the detective leading the desperate search all exist only on paper, having sprung from the mind of Lakeland's Joe O'Brien.