The first-place 2020 NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant was presented to Sarah Knight for In the Land of Fire & Ice.
In In the Land of Fire & Ice, a powerful Kuwaiti CEO, finding herself under attack by a hostile activist investor, makes a tactical retreat to a remote peninsula in western Iceland to clear her head and strategize her return. There she meets a reclusive Scottish innkeeper who fled to Iceland many years ago for reasons of his own. Together, they explore the Land of Fire and Ice, reigniting her passion for her work—and for life itself. The film, which was also an Athena List Winner, is in pre-production.
Sarah Knight’s narrative feature debut, Vino Veritas, starring Emmy winner, Carrie Preston (“The Good Fight,” “Claws”), was released by Gravitas Ventures. Her documentary Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend is a portrait of Nicole Sherry, Head Groundskeeper for the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards—one of only two women ever to hold that position in Major League Baseball. Hot Flash, her documentary about the band Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women, was nominated for a Blues Music Award. She attended the 2019 Stowe Story Labs Spring Writer’s Retreat with An Ideal Wife, her gender-reversal updating of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband. Her adaptation (co-written with Sarah Skibinski) of Michael Dorris’ bestselling novel, A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, about three generations of Native American women, was featured at IFP Independent Film Week-Emerging Narrative. She has won fellowships to Tribeca All Access, the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Rotterdam CineMart Producer’s Lab.