Movie filmed in Smithville to be screened at fests Posted in: Lifestyle Ranch Water, a 2020 indie film shot exclusively in Smithville, has been selected to be screened at the Lake Travis Film Festival (Sept. 18) and Georgetown Film Festival (Oct. 1). University of Texas graduate, Sophie Miller, wrote and directed the film with the aid of producers Aubrey Elenz and Chris Luner. Elenz, who also acted in the film, is an Austin native and spent ample time in Smithville growing up. The filmmakers spoke about the rural and serene setting of Smithville and how it was integral towards the making of the film. “We spent some time at my friend's ranch house in ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!