Web Design & Video Production for Alligator Soul Restaurant in Savannah, GA

Alligator Soul is one of downtown Savannah’s tippy-top restaurants. They’re known for eclectic Southern dining with a seasonal menu that utilizes farm-fresh ingredients, grass-fed meat and local day boat fish. Both locals and jet-setters will tell you, “you can’t visit Savannah Georgia and not dine at Alligator Soul”.

The restaurant is a hidden a gem in busy downtown Savannah, not on the strip. Those planning trips to the historical city and tourists on smartphones, search the web looking for the fine dining experience. The problem with Alligator Soul’s old website is that it didn’t get the fine-dining experience or moody atmosphere across in the design.

We had an absolute blast taking the reigns, photographing and filming the incredible dishes and designing a sophisticated/swanky website for one of Savannah’s best restaurants.

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Photographing the amazing dishes Chef Stephen McLain cooked up was an experience! All of the food was so photogenic and scrumptious! See some of our photography for Alligator Soul:

While filming the video for Alligator Soul, we traveled to some of our top local farms in Georgia and South Carolina, like Joseph Fields Farm, who provides both states with Certified Organic produce. We met with Melissa Radford Brown and Ronald Kevin Brown, owners and operators of Kachina Farms, who proudly specialize in growing USDA Certified Organic herbs and produce for restaurants and those who appreciate real food. Georgia Buffalo gave us something unexpected. They’re dedicated to the re-birth and restoration of the American Buffalo population and supply a healthy selection of high quality, all-natural and hormone-free bison to Georgia. We filmed each family to show the community’s finest suppliers of healthy food who make top Savannah restaurants, like Alligator Soul, possible.

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The menu is decadent, from their organic made cocktails to their in-house made desserts.

We captured the journey that food takes from the farm to the restaurant table. Chef Stephen McLain and his team put on a show, cooking tasty seasonal menu items using local ingredients, coming from the farms we had been to. It was such a wonderful time working with all of these passionate families and individuals. See the video below:

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Thank you Three Ton Tiger Productions, Alligator Soul, Kachina Farms, Joseph Fields Farm, Savannah River Farms & Georgia Buffalo.

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Real Food and Savannah River Farms

We traveled not-to-far to Sylvania, Georgia, home to Savannah River Farms. It’s a family run, sustainable and Animal Welfare Approved farm. As owners and a husband/wife team, Ben and Kellie Deen promote healthy eating and offer the finest all-natural, hormone and antibiotic-free pastured beef, pork, lamb and poultry. Their animals are raised from birth and allowed to live instinctively among their own kind on the beautiful farmland.

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Next time you’re at the grocery, take a closer look at what you’re supporting. Then drive to your nearest local farms and see what real food looks like, know where it’s coming from and support them by buying their products. There is something romantic about being close to your food. It’s not a new trend or an old way, it’s the way. We’re thankful for people like the Deens and can’t wait to go back to Savannah River Farms for our next visit!

See the adventure (Click the photos to enlarge):

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Thank you Alligator Soul, Savannah River Farms, Rest Park Farm, Pinkney’s Produce, Sea Eagle Market, Herban Marketplace and others who continue to provide the community with real food.

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Video for Sea Eagle Market in Beaufort, SC

Beaufort, SC is renowned for it’s local seafood and in fact, began as a small fishing village. Today, there aren’t many local commercial fisherman left. Imports have flooded the market and pushed the community’s once thriving fishing industry, off the map. Thank goodness for Sea Eagle Market’s tenacity in maintaining their presence and pride as leaders of the local fishing community in Beaufort, SC.

In order to survive, it was time for Sea Eagle to take action, by creating a Community Supported Fishery program, where locals can prepay for a seasonal share of fresh seafood at an affordable price. We spearheaded the campaign by developing a recognizable CSF logo, a full-length video and strategy for the Community Supported Fishery program.

Over the last few years we’ve learned a lot by working alongside integral members of our local community, like Sea Eagle and other progressive fisheries and farms who are spreading the news: It’s time to look a lot closer at our food choices. Things are not what they used to be and when it comes to seafood today, you may be surprised at what’s happened.

86% of all seafood consumed in the United States is imported. Only half of this is wild caught. The topper – Less than 1% of imported seafood from other countries is inspected by the FDA…scary, right?

Our friends at Sea Eagle Market are truly leading the fight to save South Carolina’s coastline and commercial fishing heritage. See the video we helped create, capturing the essence of their tradition and the launch of their CSF (Community Supported Fishery) program. See the video below:

If you’ve never been on a shrimp boat or climbed an oyster bed in low tide…it’s hard work. You may not know all that goes into harvesting fresh/local seafood. Each day our fisherman wake up and board their ship, they are risking their lives to continue the traditions that built our coastlines, just as farmers built our inlands.

In 2012, CNN cited Fishing as the #1 most dangerous job in the U.S. They weren’t kidding,

Not just anybody can do this job. During our time out on the water we had more than a few close calls. Engines died, generators ran hot…and the ropes, don’t forget to watch out for all the ropes! We give major props to our local fisherman and hope everyone makes an effort to support the local fishing industry.

Check out our behind the scenes adventure:

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