Erik Knudsen in Conversation with Paul Clarke, Pop-up Foundation

Recently, Erik Knudsen was in a conversation with Paul Clarke, founder and CEO of The Pop-Up Foundation, as part of their Naturally Smart People Podcasts. In the relaxed atmosphere of the recording studio, Erik and Paul discussed a range of themes revolving around stories and storytelling as they relate to broader global themes and challenges, including our relationship to the natural environment and our existential wellbeing.

StoryLab Cuba 2018

Erik Knudsen recently returned from a successful trip to the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, where, during the last 2 weeks in November 2018, he ran a StoryLab workshop titled like his new book, Finding The Personal Voice In Filmmaking.

Workshop participants Ricky, Pamela, Julia, Ana Clara and Patrick.

For two weeks, he explored with the workshop participants themes around creativity, ideation and story and narrative structure. Workshop participants emerged with complete first draft screenplays for short films, which were critiqued before fine-tuning.

Amazing and strong stories emerged and we hope that Ana Clara, Ricky, Julia, Pamela and Patrick go on to make these films and share them with us.

There was also plenty of opportunities to relax.

Doubt Photographic Installation at Dean Clough Gallery

Erik Knudsen's Doubt exhibition at Dean Clough Galleries poster

We’re pleased to announce that Erik Knudsen’s photographic installation, Doubt, will exhibit at the Dean Clough Gallery in Halifax, UK, between the 27 October 2018 and the 13 January 2019. A wine reception for the opening of the show will take place between 12pm and 2pm on Saturday 27 October 2018. All are welcome. For limited edition prints of photographs in the exhibition, visit our online print store.

‘Cuba In Waiting’ and ‘Doubt’ Limited Edition Photographic Prints Now Available

We are pleased to announce that limited edition photographic prints of Erik Knudsen’s photographic essays, Cuba in Waiting, and Doubt are now available to purchase. All photographs are available in 600mm x 400mm and 400mm x 270mm sizes and are printed on high quality c-Type Fuji paper in matt. Fully certified prints are in editions of 100.

Visit the One Day Films Shopify Store to order your prints.

Cleft Lip Wins the Yaa Asantewa Best Feature Film at the Black Star International Films Festival 2018!

Congratulations to the cast and crew for Cleft Lip. What an achievement for all to win another Best Feature Film award. This time Cleft Lip received the Yaa Asantewa Award for Best Feature Film from the Black Star International Film Festival 2018. We were so grateful that Doris Adabasu Kuwornu, co producer of Erik Knudsen’s film, Heart of Gold, was able to attend the gala awards night and receive the award on behalf of the production.

Black Star International Film Festival Award Winning Films, including Cleft Lip, winner of Best Feature Film. Doris Kuwornu Receives Cleft Lip Award on behalf of Erik Knudsen at BSIFF

Cleft Lip wins Best Supporting Actor for Keith French at Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival 2018

We are very pleased to announce that Keith French, playing Max in Cleft Lip, won the Best Supporting Actor award at the Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema 2018. Congratulations to Keith for this wonderful achievement.

Keith French portrait. Best Supporting Actor award for Keith French playing Max in Erik Knudsen's Cleft Lip. Erik Knudsen at the Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival for World Cinema 2018 receiving the award for Best Supporting Actor 2018 on behalf of Keith French who played Max in Cleft Lip.

Cleft Lip Wins Best Foreign Fiction Feature Film at the Lebanese Independent Film Festival 2018!

Cleft Lip Lebanese Independent Film Festival Winner

We are excited to announce that Cleft Lip won Best Foreign Fiction Feature Film at the Lebanese Independent Film Festival 2018 and want to thank cast and crew for helping make a film that clearly has gone down well with Lebanese audiences and judges. Fantastic!

Cleft Lip Officially Selected for Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema

Cleft Lip selected for Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival

We’re excited to announce that Cleft Lip has been officially selected for the Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema to be held between the 13th and 18th August 2018. A festival focused on the international independent filmmaking community, Cleft Lip is up for Best Feature Film, Erik Knudsen and Janet Knudsen, Best Cinematography, Mark Duggan, Best Supporting Actor, Keith French, and Best Editing, Erik Knudsen. The film will be screening on Wednesday the 15th August 2018 and the awards ceremony held on Saturday the 18th August 2018.


Cleft Lip to Lebanese Independent Film Festival

We’re pleased to announce that Cleft Lip has been selected to compete in the Best Foreign Feature Film category of the Lebanese Independent Film Festival in Beirut between the 12th and 14th of July 2018. As soon as we have more details, including exact screening date, we shall let you know.

Doubt Exhibition Opening

Doubt Exhibition and Book Launch with Erik Knudsen

The Doubt Exhibition opened at the Leica Store in Manchester, UK, on the 11th January 2018 and runs until the 6th February 2018. The book, Doubt, is available to see and buy at the exhibition.

We were pleased to welcome around 40 guests during the two hours of the opening and Erik Knudsen signed a number of books. So far reaction has been very positive. If you have a chance and are in central Manchester, why not pop in and have a look. If you can’t make it, you can always buy the book and watch the film.