Work samples

  • The Ghost of Westriver

    A distraught pastor (Paul Diem) deals with the loss of a teenage boy (Gabe Viets), whose spirit wanders through limbo with his ghostly companion (Jill Redding).

    The Ghost of Westriver honors the process of loss and remembrance through both the eyes of the living and the dead. This film is a personal love letter to the space and community at Woodbrook Baptist Church in Towson, MD. I'm so grateful for their ongoing support on this production.

About Charlie

Baltimore City, Baltimore County

I am a Baltimore-based Director of Photography, Screenwriter, Director and Grip with a drive to combine the technical and conceptual to create unique, storytelling perspectives and vivid, arresting images.

My camera and editing skills allow me to use production and post-production as artistic media and catalysts to drive a story. My work ranges from experimental narratives using light and abstraction to commercial video and video-journalism.

Whether a film is… more

The Ghost of Westriver | A Short Film By Charlie Knott

'A distraught pastor (Paul Diem) deals with the loss of a teenage boy (Gabe Viets), whose spirit wanders through limbo with his ghostly companion (Jill Redding).'

The Ghost of Westriver honors the process of loss and remembrance through both the eyes of the living and the dead. This film is a personal love letter to the space and community at Woodbrook Baptist Church in Towson, MD.


CAST:

Gabe Viets | "Jesse Rowthe"

Paul Diem | "Tim Dallen"

Jill Redding | "Mrs. Burless"

Sarah Van Tiem | "Mrs. Rowthe"

Scott Laich | "Mr. Rowthe"


EXTRAS:

Elliot Lanham

Kyle McCleary

Ricardo Martinez

Jack Guttman

Helene Rodriguez

Jasmine Bishop

Laura Garvin-Asher

Greg Cochran

Janice Carico

Grover Carico

Jayson Knott

Dave Guttman

Flynn Walkinshaw

Terri Forand

Nola Forand

Andrew Tanner 

Judy Tanner


CREW:

Charlie Knott | Director, Screenwriter & Director of Photography

Clark Stefanic | 1st Assistant Camera

Abdul T. Sesay | 2nd Assistant Camera

Sam Grodnitzky | Gaffer

Ryan McNulty | Gaffer

Josh Cochran | Loader & Grip

Wyatt Heritage | Sound Recordist

Jakob Coburn | Sound Utility

Wiley Hopkins | Production Assistant

Henry Cantwell | Production Assistant


POST-PRODUCTION:

Original Score By Charlie Knott, Wyatt Heritage & Jakob Coburn

Sound Mixing By Jakob Coburn

Visual Effects By Charlie Knott

Colorwork By Charlie Knott


SPECIAL THANKS:

Miceal O'Donnell

Jordyn Katz

Sarah Achenbach

Jayson Knott

Natalie Froman

Lauren Scott

Graham Jones

Eric Cotten

Susie Ballenger

John Ballenger

Greg Cochran

Michelle Placek

Allen Dale

Alyssa Pearson

The Viets Family


Shot on ZCam

Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro

Visual Effects composited in Adobe After Effects

Colorgraded in DaVinci Resolve

  • The Ghost of Westriver | A Short Film By Charlie Knott
    A distraught pastor (Paul Diem) deals with the loss of a teenage boy (Gabe Viets), whose spirit wanders through limbo with his ghostly companion (Jill Redding). The Ghost of Westriver honors the process of loss and remembrance through both the eyes of the living and the dead. This film is a personal love letter to the space and community at Woodbrook Baptist Church in Towson, MD.
  • The Ghost Of Westriver | Trailer
    The following trailer is for my short film ‘The Ghost Of Westriver’.
  • The Ghost of Westriver | Poster
    Poster for my short film 'The Ghost of Westriver'
  • The Ghost of Westriver | Still #3
    Still from my short film 'The Ghost of Westriver'.
  • The Ghost of Westriver | Still #1
    A still from my short film 'The Ghost of Westriver'.
  • The Ghost of Westriver | Still #2
    Still for my short film 'The Ghost of Westriver'.
  • The Ghost of Westriver | BTS #1
    Behind the Scenes from my short film 'The Ghost of Westriver'.
  • The Ghost of Westriver | BTS #2
    Behind the Scenes for my short film 'The Ghost of Westriver'.
  • The Ghost of Westriver | BTS #3
    Behind the Scenes for my short film 'The Ghost of Westriver'.

Charlie Knott | Cinematography Reel

The following reel showcases the work of Baltimore-based Freelance DP Charlie Knott.

Enjoy a short sample of shots taken for various client and personal projects.

  • Charlie Knott | Cinematography Reel

The Aviary | A Short Film By Charlie Knott

While seeking closure with her ex-girlfriend (Samantha Trionfo), a young woman (Marlee Gordon) must overcome the past and the visions of birds that haunt her.

The Aviary is an experimental narrative short aimed at connecting the viewer to themselves and beginning the journey from their most difficult memory.

  • The Aviary

    While seeking closure with her ex-girlfriend (Samantha Trionfo), a young woman (Marlee Gordon) must overcome the past and the visions of birds that haunt her.

    The Aviary is an experimental narrative short aimed at connecting the viewer to themselves and beginning the journey from their most difficult memory.