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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.