The cinematographer Michael Simmonds was an enormous gift to this project. The Herculean task of shooting a feature film with a hand-held camera is a craft unto itself. Along with real strength and endurance, it requires a cinematographer with a visceral understanding and a philosophy of what it means to “be” the camera.
TODD MURPHY is a mixed media artist whose work includes themes of “metamorphosis, allusion, and life-in-the-moment.” His work includes painting, sculpture, photography, and site-specific pieces.
International Critics FIPRESCI Grand Jury Prize was awarded to RED KNOT for Best New American Cinema at SIFF
It's not often that a writer/ director meets and actress and realizes he may have to rewrite the script for her. But that was the case when Cohen met Thirlby. She was passionate about the story and entirely game to improvise on a ship at sea.
In Vincent Kartheiser I discovered a fearless actor who leaped at the chance develop a character on the fly…or at sea in this case.
Our Captain, Jorge Luis Aldegheri, navigating us past the pack ice on the edge of the Weddell Sea near where Shackleton lost his ship.