Earth Mama

There are not many who can claim to have been both an Olympian, and a filmmaker. But Savanah Leaf has had one such trajectory, having represented Great Britain at the 2012 games, to now presenting this striking and beautifully rendered debut feature, Earth Mama.

The filmmaker spoke to us during the London Film Festival, where her film played, as she talks about her past and how her sporting background has helped her as a director. She talks about the themes of Earth Mama, and the casting Tia Nomore, who is wonderful in the leading role.

Watch the full interview with Savanah Leaf here:


With two children in foster care, Gia, a pregnant single mother pitted against the system, fights to reclaim her family. In her close-knit Bay Area community, she works to make a life for herself and her kids.

Earth Mama is released on December 8th