Funding set for historical drama ‘Savannah’

Miller, Savin produce story of unusual partnership

Indie duo Randall Miller and Jody Savin have set the financing for their historical drama “Savannah.”

Annette Haywood-Carter (“Foxfire”) is set to write and direct.

Miller and Savin, who produced the 2008 indie feature “Bottle Shock,” will share producing credits through their Unclaimed Freight Prods.

“Savannah” tells the true story of the unusual partnership between early 1900s aristocrat Ward Allen and Christmas Moultrie, a freed slave.

Pic will start lensing Feb. 14 in Savannah, Ga.

“This is a great story steeped in the lore of Savannah,” Haywood-Carter said. “Being a Southerner born and bred, it has been a passion of mine to tell great stories from our unique and particular socio-geographic tapestry.”

Miller and Savin also have two upcoming music biopics, “The Drummer: The Story of the Beach Boys’ Dennis Wilson” and an untitled project revolving around Gotham’s famed CBGB nightclub, set to start production next year. The duo partnered with John Cay and Meddin Studios’ Nick Grant and John Foster to close the deal for “Savannah.”

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