SAVANNAH — Savannah’s own island girl will debut on the silver screen as the only kid-oriented web series selected by the Big River Film Festival, which is being organized by Matt and Samone Norsworthy of Liberty County.
Locally owned SunRae Productions brings “See with Sandy,” an interactive YouTube series for kids that uses games to promote being active and learning about nature.
The only web series based in Savannah, “See with Sandy” is in the lineup next to others from all over the country. Sandy embarks on coastal adventures with her friends Captain True, Marsh Man and others exploring southeast Georgia while resolving conflicts with lively singalongs and entertaining games. Episodes teach lessons about navigation, safety and being environmentally friendly. With three episodes already available, viewers can get a taste of the new series before it debuts at the film festival July 8-9. Producer Mindi Morrall-Ansley created the series after seeing a need to use technology to get kids excited about nature.
“Technology has taken over a kid’s world and removed them from their surroundings,” Morrall-Ansley said. “I wanted to create a real character for kids to relate to so they can see the beauty of the outdoors. We are honored to be part of the Big River Film Festival to promote kids to get outside and play and learn about nature.”
Shannon Morrall stars as Sandy and is an American Conservatory Theater-trained actress, singer and filmmaker living in New York City. Musician and author Vic Waters stars as Marsh Man. Cinematography is by Stephen Ansley with music by New York writer and musician Jim Murtagh.
SunRae Productions was founded in 2015 with a focus on nature and youth education. For more information, go to SeeWithSandy.com and SunRaeProductions.com.
In its first year, the Big River Film Festival will offer access to creative voices through film programming, classes, performances and conversations with independent artists. The festival is a chance to discover voices, experience filmmaking and explore TV, web series and alternative media.
The festival’s primary mission is to introduce productions, professionals and film students to Georgia. Actors in the film festival include Chris Pines, Ben Foster and David Labrava, along with international films and directors.
For more information about the festival, go to www.bigriverfilmfestival.com.