The Knife Salesman

A Film by Jamie Helmer, Michael Leonard

Synopsis

In a small nook of heat-drenched coastal Australia, a traveling Knife Salesman, Tom, visits Mary, a frustrated house wife. As blades grind on stone, tensions build as Mary’s two boisterous children observe the couple playing out their all too familiar roles.

Director

  • Picture of Jamie Helmer, Michael Leonard © Jamie Helmer, Michael Leonard

    Jamie Helmer, Michael Leonard

    Michael Leonard and Jamie Helmer began making films together in 2014 when they collaborated on the short film, Late October. In 2016 they began work on their follow up, The Knife Salesman, which premiered at the 74th Venice Film Festival. The film is a proof of concept for their first feature film, Grafton Point, currently in production.

Awards + Festivals

  • 74th VENICE FILM FESTIVAL (Orizzonti Short Films Competition, Venice, Italy)August 31, 2017
  • ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Adelaide, Australia)October 5, 2017
  • 15th CATACUMBA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, València, Spain)October 31, 2017
  • 14th SHORT FILM FESTIVAL AKBANK (Official Selection, Instanbul, Turkey)March 19, 2018
  • 29th DAKINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Bucharest, Romania)April 18, 2018
  • 2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • 17th EUGANEA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Padua, Italy)June 14, 2018
  • 1st CADAQUÉS SHORTFILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cadaqués, Spain)June 15, 2018
  • KYIV INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - SUMMER SHORTS SCREENINGS (Official Selection, Kyiv, Ukraine)June 22, 2018
  • 25th OPENEYES FILMFEST (Official Selection, Marburg, Germany)July 18, 2018
  • 15th ANONIMUL INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Danube Delta, Romania)August 6, 2018
  • ORSCHELER FILMFEST (Official Selection, Oberursel, Germany)August 10, 2018
  • *BEST SOUND DESIGN*
    18th BLISSFEST333 INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Denver, CO, USA)August 25, 2018
  • KYIV INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - SUMMER SHORTS SCREENINGS (Official Selection, Dnepr, Ukraine)August 27, 2018
  • 3rd ADIRONDACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Glens Falls, NY, USA)October 18, 2018
  • 32nd BRAUNSCHWEIG INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Braunschweig, Germany)November 5, 2018
  • 2nd COURT EN SCÈNE FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Troyes, France)November 16, 2018
  • KINOFILM - MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manchester, United Kingdom)November 26, 2018
  • 7th SMITA PATIL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 6, 2018
  • 2nd CHAMBAL INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kota, Rajasthan, India)January 12, 2019
  • 3rd IBIZACINEFEST (Official Selection, Ibiza, Spain)January 27, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Jamie Helmer, Michael Leonard
Screenplay
Michael Leonard
Producer
Michael Leonard (Golden Moss Films)
Director of Photography
Giovanni C. Lorusso
Art Direction
Jamie Helmer
Costume Design
Talia Schirripa
Sound
Ed Denton
Editor
Greg Cooper
Sound Design
Sean Crawley
Music
Jessie L. Warren

Details

Running Time
10:20
Shooting Format
Digital
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Surround 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY / DIRECTOR

Golden Moss Films
Michael Leonard
8 Harvey St
3056 Brunswick
Australia

Tel. +61402588051
goldenmossfilms@gmail.com
www.goldenmossfilms.com

TRAILER
https://vimeo.com/180458798