Cleft Lip

Reece Douglas and Miranda Benjamin to star in Erik Knudsen's Cleft Lip


What happens when fertility becomes a commodity in a fractured society? Oedipus reborn. Sophocles’ classic of classics adapted for the 21st Century by Erik Knudsen into a contemporary tragedy about the unravelling of the most fundamental of relationships in society; that between a father, a mother and a child. Cleft Lip is set in the context of a world where donor eggs and sperm are freely traded as increasing numbers of people are having to resort to fertility treatment as a consequence of social changes, individual decisions and biological imperatives.

This film is in post production. Follow progress on Facebook and Twitter. In the following documentary, Erik Knudsen reflects on the pre production experience: