Redford Selects Savannah for Next Film

Robert Redford
Robert Redford

The City of Savannah Tourism and Film Services Department is pleased to announce that the feature film “The Conspirator” will be shot in our area this fall. The Civil War era drama will be directed by Robert Redford and produced by The American Film Company.

Redford directed “The Legend of Bagger Vance” here in 1999, and we are very excited to have him back in Savannah. Filming is scheduled to begin in mid-October and will continue into December.

“We are very excited about the positive impact this project will have on our community,” Savannah Tourism and Film Director Jay Self said. “The economic impact of production will be in the millions. The wide exposure such projects bring can pay dividends for years.”

Set against the ominous backdrop of post- Civil War Washington, “The Conspirator” follows the extraordinary trial of Mary Surratt, the lone woman among those charged with conspiring to kill Abraham Lincoln. Idealistic young war hero Frederick Aiken reluctantly defends Surratt, eventually coming to believe in her innocence while struggling to find justice in a city bent on retribution.

Savannah offers a wide range of looks, a competitive State tax incentive and a high level of local cooperation from the City, County, businesses and especially our citizens.

The Savannah location was selected after an extensive scouting process and following the unanimous recommendation of The American Film Company’s historians.

The American Film Company has opened a production office and sound stage in the Savannah area and is currently accepting resumes for local hires via an email hotline: conspiratorasst@

For further information, please contact the City of Savannah Tourism and Film Department at 912-651-2360 or 912-667- 1803.

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