Bottle Shock film-makers Randall Miller and Jody Savin have closed financing on writer-director Annette Haywood-Carter’s historical film Savannah.
The film will be shot entirely on location in Savannah, Georgia, and principal photography is scheduled to commence on February 14.
Savannah tells the true story of the early 1900s friendship and business partnership between Ward Allen, a white aristocrat, and Christmas Moultrie, a freed slave. The producers have partnered with John Cay and Meddin Studios on financing and production.
“This is a great story steeped in the lore of Savannah, Georgia,” Haywood-Carter said. “Being a Southerner born and bred, it has been a passion of mine to tell great stories from our unique and particular socio-geographic tapestry.”
Miller and Savin will produce through their Unclaimed Freight Productions. The project joins a 2011 production slate that includes The Drummer: The Story Of The Beach Boys’ Dennis Wilson and the untitled CBGBs story.