Garret Savage


Film Projects

Public bio

Garret Savage's producing credits include "Welcome Strangers" (Big Sky, Hot Docs, Palm Springs, Telluride Mountainfilm) and "One October" (Full Frame). He is the Board President of the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship. Feature documentary editing projects include the Peabody Award-winning "My Perestroika," directed by Robin Hessman, an episode of "How Democracy Works Now," a 12-part film series about immigration reform directed by Michael Camerini and Shari Robertson ("Well Founded Fear"); and "Ready, Set, Bag!" directed by Justine Jacob and Alex DaSilva. His film directing credits include "4-Cylinder 400" (2004, a short documentary which premiered on IFC), "For Food" (2003, short comedy), "Shoot the Freak" (2004, short documentary), "The List" (2005, short comedy), and "1-24" (1995, experimental short, winner of UC Santa Barbara's Corwin Award for Best Short Film). In 2005 he was chosen by The Independent magazine as a "Top Short Filmmaker." As an editor, he cut the award-winning comedic feature "Olympia" (Slamdance, Sundance Channel), has worked on projects for clients including AMC, MTV, Discovery, ABC/ESPN, IFC, WE, Paramount Pictures, and the Style Network. As an educator, he was the Program Director of the Nantucket Film Festival's Teen View Filmmaking Workshop and has volunteered as a mentor for the Reel Works Teen Filmmaking program, an award-winning youth media organization in Brooklyn. He received his BA in Film Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara, studied acting and directing at the Atlantic Theater Company, and taught documentary editing at NYU.