DIRECTOR

CHRISTOPHER KNOBLOCK

PRODUCER/WRITER

DANA WHITE

Christopher Knoblock has had a multifaceted 30 year career in theater, film and television as a Director, a Director of Photography and as an Actor. 

Starting out in New York in front of the camera, his theater and film acting experience includes work with Paul Sorvino, Melissa Leo and Viveca Lindfors among others.

Old Friends, a film he directed, premiered at The Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival, as well as The Griffon International Film Festival, where it received high praise.

Next up, Chris will be directing the feature film, The Red Suitcase, a collaboration with his wife and partner, writer/producer, Dana White. The film will star Kathleen Chalfant and Harris Yulin.  The project is currently in the financing stages.

Chris' Director of Photography film credits include, The Treasures of Long Gone John (Official Selection, 2006 SXSW, 2006 Santa Barbara Film Festival, 2006 Melbourne Int’l Festival, 2006 Chicago Underground Festival), and numerous shorts, including The Addiction of Ethan Lonemyer. His television credits as a DP and camera operator include a host of shows on NBC, CBS, Nat Geo, Discovery Channel, Discovery ID, Lifetime, TLC, WeTV, and History Channel.

Dana began her carreer as an actor on the NY stage. She has also worked as a film and tv producer, editor and writer. She received her MFA from The University of California Riverside for Screenwriting and Writing for the Performing Arts with honors.

Her short film, Old Friends, which she wrote, produced and edited was an official selection of The Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival and The Griffon International Film Festival. Her next film, The Red Suitcase, which she wrote and will play the role of Liz in, will star acclaimed NY actress, Kathleen Chalfant and the esteemed actor, Harris Yulin. Her huband and partner, director, Christopher Knoblock will direct the film. The script for The Red Suitcase was also in the final selection process for The Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab.

She has worked as a Senior Editor and Feature Producer for various TV shows such as the NBC show, Poker After Dark, “The Director's Cut” among others. She has also edited award winning documentaries including, Finding Kraftland, which premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and continued to play in over 75 film festivals around the globe.     


 

Noah's love for the camera and cinematography started at age 8 hanging out with film crews shooting on location in his hometown of Chatsworth, California.  Out of high school, Noah spent 6 years in sports television working live broadcast crews for the PGA Tour, US Open Tennis and the Super Bowl.  When not on the road, Noah's credits also include VH1's Ultimate Albums, and productions with the BBC, ABC, CBS, Carsey Werner, Worldwide Pants, Lucky Duck and Bunim-Murray to name just a few.  Upon receipt of his BFA in Cinematography from EICAR International Film school of Paris in 2006, Noah began to focus on more narrative work.  Since then, Noah has been shooting commercials, features, and shorts. His work has garnered 5 best film awards from LA, Spain and Berlin film festivals.  Noah has shot over 100 projects on 35mm and 16mm film alone, and he is also an accomplished colorist.  Noah strongly believes that technology is just a bridge between the modern artist and her/his canvas.  Find a good story and the rest will fall into place.

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

NOAH PANKOW

COMPOSER

LAUREN BUCHTER

Lauren Buchter is a NYC-based composer for Film and Television and an ASCAP 2014 "Composer To Watch". Celebrated for her works emotional complexity and depth, she has composed original scores for many films, notably the 2014 Student Academy Award winning film, "Above the Sea". Her music can also be heard on various primetime network TV programs including: ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer", NBC's "Dateline" and ABC's "20/20".  Lauren is currently at work on the score for the independent feature film "House of Sticks", directed by Christopher Knoblock, and will be starting work on the U.S.-China Co-Production, "Tempered" by Director Evan Kimball Plochmann.

Equally at home in the concert world, Lauren has composed new works for such ensembles as New York Youth Symphony, Kalistos Chamber Orchestra, Musica Bella Orchestra of New York, Symphony Singers, Esterhazy Quartet, pianist Kimball Gallagher, soprano Pamela Stein Lynde and students of The Juilliard School. Her commissioned works for dance have seen performances by American Ballet Theatre, Above and Beyond Dance Company and students of the University of California. 

Lauren is a graduate of the Film Scoring Program at Berklee College of Music, where she received a Bachelor of Music while on scholarship. She continued her studies in Milan, Italy at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica.