Savage Dawn

Winner > Best Director > Short Film, Best Actress > Short Film, Best Actor Short Film.
Tom Havis’ life has been torn apart by a mysterious killer. Out for revenge, he stumbles upon a young woman whose secrets may just be the answers to his hunt.
Tamiah Bantum – Director
Jessica Rookeward – Writer
Jessica Rookeward – Producer
Travis Leland – Producer

Director Biography – Tamiah Bantum
Originally from Australia, and now based in LA, Tamiah Bantum is a professional actor, director, and filmmaker, best known for her roles in The Out-Fit, Feedback, and Rogue Company. As an actor, she works primarily in film and motion capture, with skills in stunts, tactical weapons, and swords.
Tamiah trained at the State University of New York and Curtin University in Australia, graduating with two BFA’s in acting & film. Since then, she has trained with Chum Ehelepola of Sydney Actors Collective LA, TJ Storm, Brandin Elmore & Terence Rotolo of Mind’s Eye Tribe Action Actors’ Academy, and Richard Dorton of The Mocap Vaults.
When she’s not in front of the camera, Tamiah directs films, music videos, and commercials with her team at YoungOneStudio. In 2019, she was recognized for her work on the short films WAR and Connected with two awards at The LA Collaboration Filmmakers Challenge.