Michael St. John Savva

Michael St. John Savva

Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Screenwriter and Acting Teacher

London, England

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August 2015
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About Michael

I am a project manager and award-winning writer/director.

I originally trained to be an actor at Anna Schers Drama School in London and then at continued further education at University of Surrey where I obtained a degree in Film Studies specialising in Dystopian Film and Quality Television Drama.

Screen-writing is a passion of mine and therefore has driven me to pursue writing and directing my own short film projects as well as a freelance film making career, where I have been fortunate enough to win awards for my writing, directing and editing. My last short film Still Waters Run Deep was nominated for 25 awards, across 7 continents and won 7 awards including best drama and best new director. Moreover, I have been a FILM4 Frightfest finalist for editing on a short film in 2014.

Corporate film-making, has also provided me with a platform to refine and improve my existing skills; moreover, it has facilitated a new set of skills through experimentation with modern film making tools such as mobile devices, smart filters and web apps.

My experience is varied, from the lateral thinking required for paced project management to the eccentric world of creative writing and film making. Therefore, I have been able to use my knowledge from these two crafts and harness them in my professional life to create innovative ideas and forward thinking concepts.

Full show reel available at: www.michaelsavva.com

Credits

  • WeAreCollision Fashion Film

    WeAreCollision Fashion Film (2014)
    Video by WeAreCollision Director/Editor

  • WeAreCollision Project Uprising Part 2 - 'Descendants Depart'

    WeAreCollision Project Uprising Part 2 - 'Descendants Depart' (2014)
    Video by WeAreCollision Director/Editor

  • WeAreCollision Project Uprising Part 1 - 'Second Nature'

    WeAreCollision Project Uprising Part 1 - 'Second Nature' (2014)
    Video by WeAreCollision Director/Editor

  • 2 Viral Videos

    2 Viral Videos (2014)
    Internet by Expert Beauty Magazine Director / Editor

  • Oliver Proudlock Interview

    Oliver Proudlock Interview (2013)
    Internet by WeAreCollision Director / Editor

  • Sweet 6teen

    Sweet 6teen (2013)
    Film (short) Editor / Post Production

  • 2 Viral Videos

    2 Viral Videos (2013)
    Internet by Extreme Make-Up Director / Editor

  • 13 Viral Videos

    13 Viral Videos (2013)
    Internet by Spire Healthcare Director / Editor

  • 5 Viral Videos

    5 Viral Videos (2013)
    Internet by Liberate Cosmetic Surgery Director / Editor

  • Still Waters Run Deep

    Still Waters Run Deep (2013)
    Film (short) Writer/Director

Awards

  • Film4 FrightFest Editing
    (2013)

  • Dam Short Film Fest Official Selection
    (2012)

  • Sydenham Arts Fest Official Selection
    (2012)

  • Fastnet Film Official Selection
    (2012)

  • Lago Film Fest Official Selection
    (2012)

  • Fear No Film Fest Official Selection
    (2012)

  • Wanderings Film Fest Official Selection
    (2012)

  • Tennessee Film Fest Official Selection
    (2012)

  • Marbella Film Fest Official Selection
    (2012)

  • Best Drama (Short Film) - Alaska Film Fest
    (2012)

  • Winner Love Unlimited Film Fest
    (2012)

  • Big Muddy Film Fest Official Selection
    (2012)

  • Bridgefest Film Fest Official Selection
    (2012)

  • SNOB Film Fest Official Selection
    (2012)

  • Green Bay Film Fest Official Selection
    (2012)

  • TAKES Film Fest Official Selection
    (2012)

  • 15 Minutes Film Fest Official Selection
    (2012)

  • ONECLOUDFEST Official Selection
    (2012)

  • MACON Film Fest Official Selection
    (2012)

  • Best Newcomer - RUSHES SOHO Film Fest
    (2012)

  • LiFF Film Fest Official Selection
    (2012)

  • SkyFest Official Selection
    (2012)

Education

  • Raindance London / Staffordshire University
    (2012-2013)

  • University of Surrey
    (2003-2006)

  • Anna Scher Theatre School
    (1995-2004)

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