Nevermind the Knife

A young woman on the run is determined to make the world a better place - even if it kills her.

  • Chraci Vianne Bene
    Director
  • Chraci Vianne Bene
    Writer
  • Chraci Vianne Bene
    Producer
  • Crystal Lin Smithwick
    Producer
  • Aiona Byuwek
    Producer
  • Kim Mattson
    Key Cast
    "Natalia"
  • Coleman Whiting
    Key Cast
    "Collin"
  • Juan Aleman
    Key Cast
    "Martin"
    Grim, To Halve or Have Not, Game On, Chased, The Conversion, The Right Way
  • Cedric Wade
    Key Cast
    "Ryan"
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 20 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 13, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    35mm and RED
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Chraci Vianne Bene

Chraci Vianne Bene has been a part of the Seattle film community since the early 2000's, where she learned film production while volunteering in the art department on local indie shoots. "Nevermind the Knife" is her directorial debut. Being an avid music-lover, she was thrilled to recruit local bands and musicians for the project. She is really proud of the eclectic soundtrack and titled the film with a nod to Seattle music history.

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Director Statement

The making of "Nevermind the Knife" was as much about inclusion as storytelling. When choosing the cast and crew, we sought out people who had been marginalized both within the film industry and society. Thus, our team was made up of over 70% individuals from the following groups: Women, persons of color, over 50, LGBTQA2+, homeless, military veterans, neurodivergent, physically challenged and/or medically fragile. "Nevermind the Knife" was written, directed, produced and edited by female filmmakers.