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the SAV: Documentary

the SAV: Documentary is a year long project observing Savannah's disconnected hip hop music scene. Despite being a city of under 500,000 people, the underground hip hop scene is vastly isolated. This isolation stems from creative differences, geographical identity and a city's history of violence. the SAV: Documentary sets out to highlight the differences between the east-side, west-side, south-side and downtown artists. Unbeknownst to them the only thing that separates them apart is a street sign. The focus of this film is understand the reason behind Savannah's lack of musical identity and dissolve the isolation that occurs between city streets.

  • Taylor Henderson
  • Taylor Henderson
  • Taylor Henderson
  • Lauren Longoria
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    documentary, music, violence, crime awareness, uplifting, community, hiphop
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 14, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson was raised in Savannah, GA. After graduating in 2012 with a degree in Political Science, Taylor spent several years working in various high level corporate jobs but would soon find out this life was not meant for him. After moving back to Savannah for a job that Taylor soon found out was a dead-end, he decided to re-invent himself. Taylor observed a hidden sub-culture in his beloved city of Savannah and set out to talk about it through film. What was supposed to be a short artist showcase turned into a 15 minute story about some incredible local individuals that were using art to escape the difficulties life was handing them.

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Director Statement

I am a corporate stiff turned independent filmmaker. I wanted to make a difference in my community and made a 15-minute-long film detailing the lives of some local artists using music to escape gang violence. I discovered video production and creative creation is my true passion.