Staying Sharp

Recently I had the opportunity to direct a small app explainer commercial job.  We had a nice tight crew of about eight people.  My DP introduced me to our grip who was a real great guy.

We got to talking during the shoot and he decided to waive his fee if I could help him edit and fix a short documentary he shot on a hand made knife maker.  I'm always looking to tell a good story so I said why the hell not.

A few months later we got the drive over to the studio.  He told me his tales of trying to get this film out into the world and I let him know we could make it happen. 

So here's the story of a world class hand made knife maker who's dealt with cancer for over twenty years.  He used his life's obstacles to direct him on a path towards doing something he loves.

This is Staying Sharp.

John Jenkins

West Los Angeles, CA, United States