Savanah Leaf (Credit: Ariane Ackerberg)
Savanah is a director, photographer, writer and creative. Leaf has published and/or screened in Afro Punk, Cannes Short Corner, Vimeo Staff Picks, London Short Film Festival, Dazed and Confused, Pixar Animation Studios, San Francisco Black Film Festival, One Point Four, Okay Africa, Booooooom TV and many more. Savanah started her film career after becoming injured playing professional volleyball. She competed in the London 2012 Olympics for Team GB and received numerous awards in her sport including NCAA Woman of the Year Finalist, All-American, Player of the Year, and more. She uses the lessons she has learned playing on a team in professional sport to influence how she works in film. She is currently based between London and Los Angeles. Check out her short “The Ayes Have It” here as well as her other work!