SCAD grad aims to make Savannah the next creative movie spot with feature film debut
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SCAD grad aims to make Savannah the next creative movie spot with feature film debut

@zachdennisSMN Most headlines direct people to the high-profile stars, like actors, directors and writers, filtering through the Hostess City any time it becomes the home for a film production. Yet it would be the below-the-line workers — grips, production assistants, lighting experts — who actually live here and impress people , such as writer/director Jason Reitman, so much that they call Savannah “the next Austin.” Kody Cunningham is hoping to encourage local talent to develop into those high-profile stars while they continue to call Savannah home. Cunningham is a SCAD graduate who has been working as a production assistant for many of the projects coming through the area. He said the plethora of talent on the production side is important, but Savannah lacks a pool of creative minds. “All the top people are from Los Angeles or New York, and then they hire everyone else [in Savannah], which is great, but we don’t have any local-grown creative content coming out,” he said. The fix? Take a note from Austin and form a creative film community. Cunningham hopes to channel the work of Richard Linklater, Quentin Tarantino or Robert Rodriguez and make Savannah a desirable spot for the creative side […]

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