Savannah Rodgers

Savannah Rodgers

Professional Amateur Productions

Director, filmmaker and screenwriter in Lawrence, Kansas

About Savannah

Savannah Rodgers is a filmmaker based out of Lawrence, KS. As a director, producer, and writer, she produces content with Professional Amateur Productions. Her short film Sketches (2016) premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival. Her directorial debut Politically Correct (2015) is presently on the circuit and has received accolades from the Kansas City LGBT Film Festival, Kansas City FilmFest, and other fests worldwide. In addition to narrative work, she directs music videos, documentary style productions, client-based work, PSAs, and commercials.

Savannah is a freelance Assistant Director and Production Assistant, is on the Board of Directors for Kansas City Women in Film and Television, and serves on the Board of Directors for the See/Saw Film Festival. At the University of Kansas, Savannah has received many accolades and recognition for her work, including Best Director and Best Screenplay honors. In the past, she has received the Bill Gilbert Award and the Loren Dolezal Community Service Award from the University of Kansas' Department of Film and Media Studies. She has also received grant funding for an upcoming short film, Project 785, from the university's School of the Arts.


Name: Savannah Rodgers

Lives in: Lawrence, Kansas

Company: Professional Amateur Productions

Occupation: Director, Filmmaker, Screenwriter and Producer

Awards

  • Kansas City FilmFest: Fred G. Andrews Emerging Filmmaker Award
    (2016)

  • Kansas City FilmFest: Best Heartland Student Short Film for Politically Correct
    (2016)

  • The Tensie Awards: Best Director for Sketches and The Generation Gap
    (2016)

  • IFCKC's One Night Stand: Audience Choice Award for Love By Any Other Name
    (2016)

  • Festigious International Film Festival: Audience Choice Award - Comedy for Politically Correct
    (2015)

  • Top Shorts Online Film Festival: Audience Choice Award - Indie Comedy for Politically Correct
    (2015)

  • Doc Sunback Film Festival: Judge's Choice Award for Politically Correct
    (2015)

  • The Tensie Awards: Best Screenplay for Politically Correct
    (2015)

Projects

  • The Generation Gap

    The Generation Gap (2015 - 2016)
    Film (short) by Professional Amateur Productions (Comedy, Drama and Short) Director, Writer, Producer

  • Enclosure

    Enclosure (2016)
    Film by Patrick Rea (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Office Production Assistant An adventurous woman with a secret from her husband insists the couple go camping to reconnect. Something in the woods wipes out a group of hunters nearby, preventing the couple from leaving their tent. Secrets and supernatural stories come to light, and they must determine if the real threat is inside or outside their enclosure.

  • Red Bird

    Red Bird (2016)
    Television by Through A Glass Productions (Western) Key Production Assistant The story is loosely based on the Lawrence Massacre of 1863, when William Quantrill murdered upwards of 200 men and boys in Lawrence, KS. Osbern and Boland cited living in Lawrence and reflecting on the history of Bleeding Kansas as an inspiration for creating the series.

  • For Sale

    For Sale (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer A young woman's struggle is revealed through a garage sale.

  • Out Here in Kansas

    Out Here in Kansas (2016)
    Film (Short) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Sketches

    Sketches (2016)
    Film (short) by Professional Amateur Productions (Drama and Short) Director, Producer After falling deeply in love, two women struggle with domesticity and their opposite personalities.

  • Southern Justice

    Southern Justice (2016)
    Film by Amber Rapp (Comedy, Crime, Drama and Short) Still Photographer Three sisters attempt to evade the law after exacting a little vigilante justice.

  • The Information Age

    The Information Age (2015)
    Film (short) Executive Producer

  • Last Frontier

    Last Frontier (2015)
    Film (short) (Sci-Fi) Associate Producer

  • The Butterfly Trees

    The Butterfly Trees (2015)
    Documentary Production Assistant

  • Politically Correct

    Politically Correct (2015)
    Film (short) by Professional Amateur Productions (Comedy and Short) Director, Writer, Producer A group of television writers try so hard to be politically correct, it impedes their writing process.

  • idiot babe

    idiot babe (2015)
    Documentary by Oldfather Studios Director

  • Edmund and Emily

    Edmund and Emily (2015)
    Film (short) by YACO Productions Camera Operator

  • The Listeners

    The Listeners (2015)
    Documentary by Wimray Films Associate Producer

  • Courtesan

    Courtesan (2015)
    Film (Drama and Short) Production Assistant Two strangers meet on Christmas night. Sex and the exchange of money...

  • Normal Life

    Normal Life (2015)
    Film (Short) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Fun Size Horror: Volume Two

    Fun Size Horror: Volume Two (2015)
    Film (short) by Fun Size Horror (Horror and Thriller) 1st Assistant Director, Still Photographer

  • Pillow Fright

    Pillow Fright (2015)
    Film (short) by Fun Size Horror (Horror and Short) 1st Assistant Director, Still Photographer What seems like a simple pillow fight between several co-eds, soon turns deadly.

  • Project Not Asking For It: University of Kansas

    Project Not Asking For It: University of Kansas (2014)
    Video Director

  • Checkmate

    Checkmate (2014)
    Film (short) by Oldfather Studios (Mystery) Script Supervisor

Education

  • University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
    (2013-2017)

  • Production Assistant Training Seminars
    (2015-2015)

  • Production Assistant Training Seminars
    (2014-2014)

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  • Since: October 2014
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