John Knipp

Writer / Director


Deep Creak is a short film written and directed

by john knipp and joel flora


Noah, a disgruntled writer, searches for creative seclusion at a waterfront cabin. After a power outage leads him to the basement, Noah discovers the identity of a previous tenant. His search for answers takes an interesting turn, leading him towards a conflict within his own reality.


Deep Creak was shot, on location, at a lakeside cabin in Deep Creek, Maryland. The cast and crew spent three days shooting the 15 page script, which spanned over a weekend of mixed weather in early November of 2017. Despite various challenges and time constraints during production, the incredible cast and crew managed to accomplish the aggressive shooting schedule, and deliver on the projected outline, which called for over 130 shots.


“Deep Creak” World Premiered as an Official Selection at the Oscar Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival in August of 2019. Since, it’s made Official Selection for both Vail Film Festival and Big Apple Film Festival in NYC.

Black Dog Alley

A Feature film written & directed by john knipp


Deep in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, the lives of an aging country music singer, and a paroled teenage addict, collide with a local homicide detective determined to cover up his own trail of murder before all hell breaks loose.

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Production Goal

Summer 2020

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