Knock knock

When an unexpected knock rings through the house, Mike and his family avoid opening the door out of fear of what visitors at the front door are selling. Will Mike ever open the door, or is the family destined to hide until they leave... if they ever do?

  • Jorrit Van Der Kooi
  • Brendan McIvor Fleming
  • Jorrit Van Der Kooi
  • Brendan McIvor Fleming
  • Janelle Christa
    Key Cast
  • Brendan McIvor Fleming
    Key Cast
  • Matt Cooper
    Key Cast
    "sales person"
  • Li Lou Van Der Kooi
    Key Cast
  • Lou Anne Van Der Kooi
    Key Cast
    "girl scout"
  • Tristan Fleming
    Key Cast
  • Christina Eliason
    Story consultant
  • Juan Kuchimpos
    Composer opening music
  • Josh Lawson
    Assistant director
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    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Jorrit Van Der Kooi

Jorrit is an award winning film and documentary director/producer. Born and raised in the Netherlands, he began his career as a radio producer and presenter for several local radio stations when he was 18 years old. He earned a bachelors degree in TV journalism and started producing TV shows for Dutch National Television at the age of 23. Around that time he won his first award for a music video, featuring the citizen patrol group "The Guardian Angels" in Los Angeles, which won second prize at the Oldenburg film festival in Germany. It was followed by an experimental video about the work of Mother Teresa in Calcutta.

Jorrit divides his time between the Netherlands, Belgium and California where he presented, directed and produced several TV series like "Rodeo Drive" and "Ranking the Cars" about the owners of rare and expensive cars in Las Vegas and Hollywood. He also directed and produced several award winning short movies in Hollywood and Belgium, published a novel and directed many TV series. His 1 hour documentary about the life of Colonel Parker (Elvis' manager) had a theatrical premiere and received high acclaim in national newspapers after it aired on Dutch national TV. Being a trilingual director (English, French and Dutch) gave Jorrit the opportunity to direct shoots in many countries such as Tanzania, DR Congo, France, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Portugal, Switzerland, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Germany.

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Director Statement

Knock knock is a comedy short with a light underlying message: "you shouldn't always believe your first judgement!".
Despite the COVID crisis, we decided to continue shooting films with a small crew and local talent only. The dad and son in the film are also father and son in real life. So we managed to work around restrictions and social distancing by casting family members and by using only one location.