Director. Photographer. Creative. Olympian.
Grammy nominee, Savanah Leaf has transitioned from 2012 Olympian to accomplished director and photographer.
Savanah is currently gearing up to release a personal documentary film titled 'The Heart Still Hums', a film about adoption and her close relationship to her younger sister.
Savanah is most known for her work with musicians and artists including Gary Clark Jr, Common, and Marvin Gaye. Her film for Gary Clark Jr titled 'This Land' was nominated for a 2020 Grammy. Her most recent music video, the first of Universal Music’s ‘Never Made’ series for great songs that never had a music video, is for Marvin Gaye’s 1971 classic ‘What’s Going On’. By focusing on current racial and social struggles in the US, the film highlights the continuing relevance of Marvin’s question nearly 50 years later.
In 2018 Savanah released her short film ‘The Ayes Have It’, where she visually imagines Tiana Clark’s poem. The film is a response to the murders of Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin – both young, black men in America who were murdered almost 60 years apart in similar circumstances.
Savanah’s experience as part of olympic and professional volleyball teams gives her a unique insight into the work of an athlete competing at the highest level. She has applied this skillset to successful collaborations with Nike, Adidas, and Fila among others.
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