Savion moved to Lorain with his father in 2012 while his mother and younger brother stayed in Georgia. The seventh-grader at General Johnnie Wilson Memorial Middle School aspires to attend the Ohio State University for acting. Last year, he was selected by a scouting crew at a Boys and Girls Clubs meeting to play the part of an enslaved boy in a promotional trailer to raise funds for the filming of Out of Ashes, based on a novel by Sutton L. Avery.
What makes me happy is making my family happy. I'm closest to my dad. Our relationship is great, and we get along together. He takes care of me no matter what, and he makes me happy as long as I get those good grades.
We've been going to Grace Community Church for about a year. One Friday every month, we go to church and they have food there. We do Grace Community songs, we pray, we read Scriptures from the Bible. It keeps me believing in God, and I will never stop believing in God. It teaches me things about God I've never heard. It inspires me because it follows me through my whole life to become a better person.
I got a part in this movie trailer called Out of Ashes as one of the main characters. It felt like I could do anything, you know? A month later, when they were getting everything settled, we went to Toledo to shoot one of my parts where I was getting beat and tossed around in a cabin, choked out and dragged at the end. It takes place back in the days when whites hated blacks. It's about these kids who get captured by white folk. It's harsh. It's evil. I dislike it. Racism is not a thing to deal with, but that experience will follow me throughout my whole life.
Now I'm trying to figure out if they have acting classes so I can become better. Since I got that part, I realized that if I'm going to be an actor I should start now because life goes by fast sometimes.