Zak Knutson: Kevin Smith, John Milius & Directing John Malkovich
This week we have Zak Knutson on the show. Zak is a producer/writer/director/editor based out of Los Angeles. In 2005 he co-founded Chop Shop Entertainment, a filmed entertainment company that supplies added value materials to all of the major studios, and a large number of independents. Chop Shop Entertainment has supplied more movie based content for the internet than any other company in the industry.
The last Chop Shop project was Milius, a documentary on Hollywood rebel John Milius. The film opened at the SXSW Film Festival in 2013. The film also played at the Telluride Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival. In 2014 Knutson directed Marvel 75: From Pulp to Pop for Marvel and ABC Television.
Zak Knutson directed “Shock the World” a documentary about Jesse Ventura’s path from professional wrestler to governor of Minnesota. Shock the World premiered April 2015 at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival.
His latest film Supercon starring Maggie Grace, Clancy Brown, Ryan Kwanten, Mike Epps and John Malkovich. Here’s the logline:
A rag-tag group of former TV stars and comic book artists, who make their living working at conventions, decide to steal the loot from a crooked promoter and an overbearing former TV icon.
Enjoy my entertaining and funny interview with Zak Knutson.
Check out some of Zak Knutson’s work:
Follow the history of Marvel Comics as the House of Ideas reaches new heights in the 1980’s and undergoes rebirth in the 1990’s! Featuring the X-Men, Daredevil, Secret Wars, Howard the Duck, Spider-Man, the Infinity Gauntlet, the Avengers, Captain America, Iron Man, Marvel Knights and much more!
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