During the last couple of years before I moved from Washington, D.C., to Denver, Colo., I worked as a director of photography on this feature film about Reston, VA, a suburb outside Washington, D.C. Only Reston wasn’t like most other suburbs. It was founded in the 1960s by Robert Simon who thought there was a better way to create a suburb. Simon passed away two months ago. I had the pleasure of meeting him and filming him as he walked around the lake that he created and since lived by.
The film is directed by Rebekah Wingert and premieres this Saturday at the Virginia Film Festival.