Savannah established Fox Cub Films in 2012 and has since produced over twelve short films, starring talent such as Jason Flemyng, Bill Paterson and Alice Lowe. Her films have shown at BAFTA & Oscar Qualifying festivals internationally - and have had support from Film London, BBC Films, BFI, BBC4, NOWNESS and Grain Media. One of her most recent short films, Run(a)way Arab, directed by Amrou Al-Kadhi will be touring Everyman Cinema's later this year and will be released on DVD through Peccadillo Pictures. In 2014 Arthouse Cinema Crouch End included a feature length collection of Fox Cub Films’ shorts in their December programme.
Savannah is currently developing her first slate of feature films including Jack, written by James Pearson with development finance from SFTN and Layla, written by regular collaborator Amrou Al-Kadhi and in development with Film4. She is also an Associate Producer on A Guide to Second Date Sex, for her role in developing the film, written by Rachel Hirons and currently in post-production, staring George Mackay and Alexandra Roach. In television she's currently working as Associate Producer/Head of Production on the 3 x 90 minute TV series, QUEENS OF MYSTERY, for Acorn TV, produced by Sly Fox Productions, and has a co-development deal with Channel X (The Detectorists) for a TV comedy-drama series that she created with writer Geoff Deane (Birds of a Feather, Kinky Boots).
In 2017 Savannah was selected for BFI Flare Festival's mentorship scheme, and was paired with Mike Goodridge, CEO of Protagonist Pictures. She's part of BAFTA Crew x BFI Net.Work 2017, was a participant in Birds Eye View Filmonomics 2016, Edinburgh Festival's 2016 Talent Lab, Film London's Micromarket 2015, and the American Pavilion's Film Programme at Cannes 2015. She's a member of Bankside's recently launched Future Female Film Leaders, and has served on short film jury of Watersprite Film Festival 2016.
Strange as it may seem, Savannah has a BSc in Molecular Biology from UCL and is interested in using this background to explore & develop ideas based in real science and bioethics.
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Savannah James-Bayly in an interview for Girls Club magazine: http://issuu.com/georgiamurray1/docs/magazine_final_web_27a9001a9a856a/22
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