Written and directed by Jennifer Reeder

In Post-Production

KNIVES AND SKIN follows the investigation of a young girl’s disappearance in the rural Midwest, led by an inexperienced local sheriff. The ripple of fear and suspicion among the small-town residents destroys some relationships and strengthens others. This mystical teen noir presents coming of age as a life-long process and examines the profound impact of grief as the teenagers experience an accelerated loss of innocence while their parents are forced to confront adulthood failures.

Jennifer Reeder, writer-director
Jennifer is the director of “Signature Move,” which premiered at SXSW in 2017, played 130-plus film festivals and won numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for best US narrative feature at Outfest. “Signature Move” had its theatrical premiere at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago and now streams on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. Her short films, including “A Million Miles Away” and “Blood Beneath the Skin,” have played festivals around the world, including Sundance, Berlin, the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial.

Brian & Jan Hieggelke, producers
Jan and Brian are the founders of Newcity magazine and The Chicago Film Project, Newcity's production and distribution company. Their first project was "Signature Move," with Jennifer Reeder.

Christopher Rejano, director of photography
Born and raised in the shadow of Detroit, Christopher Rejano has forged a career in feature film, commercials and music videos. A frequent collaborator with Jennifer Reeder, including on "Signature Move," Rejano’s work has been featured at the Sundance Film Festival, Berlinale and Tribeca Film Festival.


Maxine Leonard
Hilda Somarriba

Brian Hieggelke
Jan Hieggelke