Jessica Knap of Cedarburg is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee film program. Her short film, “Forget Me Knot,” which tells the story of a grieving widower, a little boy, and a pet fish is screening at the Cannes Film Festival.
Terry Bell: There’s an opening sequence in this movie – it’s one single moving shot – and it’s held for a good minute or so. I haven’t seen anything like that since “Touch of Evil,” which was directed by Orson Welles. What gave you the idea to do that?
Jessica Knap: When I thought about my film, I wanted to think about nature, and I thought about the grass moving, and the trees moving. So I wanted to emulate that same thing with the fish, because fish are so fluid when they move.
Read the full interview at WPR.