See a marketing trailer for feature film “Savannah”

UPDATE, 3/5/12: Click here for the latest info I have on this film.

UPDATED AT 7 p.m. eastern time, March 15th: The link is to the video is no longer live (it was posted by a number of people on Facebook today so I’m guessing it ran into bandwidth issues again. When it reappears on Vimeo or somewhere, I will repost. UPDATED at midnight 3/16, the trailer is on

I’m having trouble with the embed, but try that link if the video won’t load. You might have to wade through an ad first, but the trailer should play.

Original post:

Well that was quick.

Savannah, the feature film still being shot that just wrapped shooting around town, already has a slick marketing trailer. I posted this from my own host for a few hours but it was eating too much of my bandwidth. Go here (link is down right now) to view it.

There’s more about the film’s plot here. According to the Savannah Morning News, the film is about the historical figure Ward Allen: “Allen, who was born an aristocrat in Savannah, was a naturalist who stunned society when he turned his back on a life of material comfort to become a market hunter. He became lifelong friends with Christmas Moultrie, a freed slave, and the two established a hunting-and-fishing business partnership in the early 1900s.”

Savannah stars Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Kinky Boots and other curious films). (I met Ejiofor briefly a couple weeks ago — he’s utterly charming.) Hal Holbrook and Sam Shepard can be seen in the trailer too, as is Savannahian Billy Hester according to a couple sharp-eyed friends of mine.

Savannah is the brainchild of local writer/director Annette Haywood-Carter.