Sharp A TRUE STORY OF CREATIVE PASSION
Savannah, Georgia, US
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.
Director of Photography
SUSAN McCORMICK and CONRAD LAGA
RUEBEN LAMONS & MATT WILSON
1st Camera Assistant
2nd Camera Assistant
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.