SAVANT is delighted to announce its 10 year anniversary as an independent creative and video production company. SAVANT Ltd, directed by Mariel Brown, is an independent video production company based in Trinidad and Tobago.
Begun in 2004, SAVANT has produced several television productions that cross genres and expose viewers to vibrant and engaging stories from around the Caribbean and beyond. SAVANT’s productions include the cooking and lifestyle series, Sancoche, the documentary films The Insatiable Season and The Solitary Alchemist, and the documentary series Inward Hunger: The Story of Eric Williams.
SAVANT is grounded firmly in the Caribbean, with shows focused on the region. It is particularly interested in addressing the dearth of Caribbean-produced programmes. Its mission is to provide a face and a voice to one of the world’s most vibrant regions, with a rich tradition of multiculturalism. The Caribbean is our entry point to the rest of the world: our stories are universal and transcend geographical and cultural boundaries.
Inward Hunger: The Story of Eric Williams is a documentary series revealing Eric Williams in unprecedented breadth and depth. It was screened at the Havana Film Festival and won Best Local Feature at the 2012 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF). To watch part three of Inward Hunger for free, please visit this vimeo link: https://vimeo.com/69924360 (the password is: power)
The Solitary Alchemist and The Insatiable Season are now available to screen online on demand at Caribbean Tales TV. The Solitary Alchemist, a film about a conflicted jeweler struggling with her craft, won the Jury prize for Best Locally Produced Film at the TTFF 2009, and has been screened at the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum. (Click here to enjoy.) The Insatiable Season, which has screened at the TTFF, the Royal Ontario Museum and the Harbourfront Festival in Toronto, offers an intimate look at the highs and lows of a Trinidad-based carnival band in the throes of costume-creation. (Click here to enjoy.)
Smallman: The World My Father Made was well received at the market at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France. Smallman is Richard Mark Rawlins’ personal exploration of the real and imagined worlds that his father, Kenwyn, made, in the tiny workshop beneath their house.
Sancoche, SAVANT’s sumptuous cooking and lifestyle local TV series, ran for six seasons and aired more than 90 episodes in Trinidad and Tobago and around the English speaking Caribbean. If you’re in Trinidad and Tobago, you can now watch seasons one to four on Flow’s channel 1000 (video on demand).
For more information and links on these great productions, see http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=c0e0c29d9b44c6cd11e2f8085&id=b52c647a67&e=2003cc5aa7