Sharp A TRUE STORY OF CREATIVE PASSION

Director

Diana Gorin

Year

2018

Location

Savannah, Georgia, US

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Grey produced this short documentary while finishing his degree at the Savannah College of Art & Design alongside director Diana Gorin and cinematographer Conrad Laga to tell the story of Lotti Zeller, an industrial design student, and high-end chef knife craftsman. 

Credits

Directed by

DIANA GORIN

 

Produced by

GREY GOWDER

 

Director of Photography

CONRAD LAGA

 

Editors

SUSAN McCORMICK and CONRAD LAGA

 

Sound Recordists

RUEBEN LAMONS & MATT WILSON

 

Gaffer

ANDY LE

 

1st Camera Assistant

SPENCER HEHL

 

2nd Camera Assistant

ERIN BARTOMIOLI

In her own words, artist and Industrial Design student Lotti Zeiler traces the origins and evolution of her relationship with the craft of designing and forging knives. From her earliest inspirations to her early struggles with her craft, to her transformed philosophy on life, and ambitions for the future, we see her skills in action as she designs, forges, and refines a blade to completion. In a way, Lotti's journey as an artist mirrors the creation of her knives. It all begins with an idea that is refined and shaped, forged and hammered, polished and sharpened into its finished form with all of the beauty and minute imperfections of its creator. A knife is a story, and these are Lotti's knives.

The film has been screened as an Official Selection of the Dumbo International Film Festival, Georgia Documentary Festival, Audience Choice Awards, Utah Film Festival, and the Oregon Documentary Film Festival.

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