Savannah (film)

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Film poster
Directed by Annette Haywood-Carter
Produced by
Written by
  • Annette Haywood-Carter
  • Ken Carter
Based on Ward Allen: Savannah River Market Hunter
by John Eugene Cay Jr.
Music by Gil Talmi
Cinematography Mike Ozier
Edited by
  • John David Allen
  • Jonathan Alvord
  • Dan O'Brien
  • Unclaimed Freight Productions
  • Meddin Studios
Distributed by Ketchup Entertainment
Release date
  • August 23, 2013 (2013-08-23)
Running time
110 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Savannah is a 2013 American historical family drama film directed, produced and written by Annette Haywood-Carter. It is based on the true story and the book Ward Allen: Savannah River Market Hunter by John Eugene Cay Jr.[1] It stars Jim Caviezel, Jaimie Alexander, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jack McBrayer and Sam Shepard. It was released by Ketchup Entertainment on 23 August 2013 in the US.[2]


Narrated by a 95-year-old Christmas Moultrie (Ejiofor) as he recalls his friendship long ago with Ward Allen (Caviezel) in Savannah back in the early 20th century. Ward was born into privilege in the mid-1800s but settled for a life of duck hunting, which found him in front of Judge Harden (Holbrook) often. He was also found quite drunk, a point of tension with his wife, Lucy (Alexander) who married him to spite her father (Shepard) who wanted her to marry Sir Graham (McBrayer). Their marriage is later tested by his hard-drinking ways, his devotion to his hunting, and her breakdown after a stillbirth.[3][4]



Annette Haywood-Carter signed on as the director and also helped produce the film, along with Randall Miller and Jody Savin. With the film based on the book Ward Allen: Savannah River Market Hunter, Haywood-Carter co-wrote the screenplay with Kenneth Carter. Gil Talmi signed on to do the music for the film while Mike Ozier was in charge of cinematography and John David Allen with editing. Ketchup Entertainment released the film with Unclaimed Freight Productions production in association with Meddin Studios.[5]

Filming started in early 2011 and took 21 days to shoot. The film was shot at various Savannah locations.[2]

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  1. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (21 August 2013). "Review: 'Savannah' Starring Jim Caviezel & Chiwetel Ejiofor". Indie Wire. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "'Savannah' interview with star Jaimie Alexander". Ketchup Entertainment. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Cheshire, Godfrey (23 August 2013). "Savannah Movie Review & Film Summary". Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (22 August 2013). "Drunk, Ornery and With a Gun in His Hands". New York Times. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i Leydon, Joe (22 August 2013). "Film Review: 'Savannah'". Variety. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
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