Kenneth Segura Knoll is a native New Mexican whose first exposure to moviemaking was being an extra on the independent film “Easy Rider”. He was part of Governor Cargo’s first film training program and worked on the ABC Movie of the Week “Sweet Hostage” with Martin Sheen and Linda Blair. He completed his degree in film and television directing from California State University, Sacramento and built and managed Delta Studios for 12-years. With over 500 productions under his belt, he has experience in all aspects of production. In 1995, he founded the Sacramento Festival of Cinema and was honored this year at the 20-year celebration. Upon returning home to New Mexico, he formed Turquoise Trail Releasing. He is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the company overseeing capital raising, project selection, contract negotiations, foreign sales and domestic distribution. Last summer he served as Consulting Producer of Finance and Distribution and Music Supervisor on the film “Sunbelt Express”. Knoll currently is the Creator, Producer, Writer, and Director of the Television Sitcom “Almost Americans”. His other projects in development include, "The Taos Massacres", a mini-series set in the late 1800's centered on the transition from Mexican Territory to USA State, “The Fight in the Meadows” a film set in Las Vegas New Mexico in the early 1900’s centered on the Jack Johnson fight and "Tomahawk" a contemporary Native American Television series. In addition to his work in Film, Television, and Music he has created a New Mexico “centric” Funding portal (InvestNewMexico.us) to help raise funding for projects.
Caffeine and Gasoline: Evolution of the American Rocker
Film by Steven Maes (Documentary) Producer The Rockers, the Leather Boys, the Ton Up Boys - they, and the machines they ride, have all held our fascination for years. Whether we have admired or feared the subculture, one thing's for sure - it's an ever-evolving faction, writing its own mythology and leaving tread marks on motorcycle culture as we know it. From their earliest roots in the East Side of London, to the ever growing vintage motorcycle enthusiasm in America, Rocker culture is making its way across the globe. This documentary examine those roots - the history of Rocker culture and the Cafe Racer clubs that started the movement in a post-war London. However, the focus will be the growing American Rocker movement and its impact on motorcycle culture today. Written by Kenneth Segura Knoll
100 Miles to Lordsburg
Film (short) by Karen Borger (Drama) Producer In 1961, Jack and Martha, a young, African-American couple, are traveling across the country for a new job opportunity in California. Jack, a Korean War Vet, and Monique, his very-pregnant wife, need to stop in New Mexico as the hot weather and rough roads are causing Martha great distress. They reference a travel guide "The Negro Motorist Green Book" that tells them the motels that allow African-Americans to stay as well as the gas stations that will sell them gas. They are turned away from the first motel in Las Cruces, NM and must drive 100 miles to the next town that will house them, Lordsburg, NM. On the way, their car breaks down and no one will stop to help them. Until an old, World War II veteran, Tom, who drives for a garage, pulls over. The two men ultimately bond over their war experiences and Tom, at the risk of losing his job, agrees to help the young couple by giving them parts to repair their car. Written by Stephanie Bell
Television Producer, Director, Writer
Backstage: Fashion and Culture in LA
Film by Catherine Bauknight (Documentary) Producer
Sun Belt Express
Film by Evan Buxbaum (Comedy, Drama and Family) Miscellaneous Crew, Editorial department A down-on-his-luck ethics professor ends up on a completely unhinged run across the Mexican border with his teenage daughter in tow - and four undocumented immigrants in the trunk.
Made in New Mexico
Film by David J. Schweitzer (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew An inside look at the film and media industry in New Mexico today, this documentary explores economic impact, political debate, educational opportunities and the creative work of filmmakers in the Land of Enchantment.
Film (short) by Anton Kozikowski (Action and Drama) Producer, Miscellaneous Crew A young actress's ambitious plan to be discovered by a Director backfires and turns into a deadly game of survival.
Television (Talk-Show) Producer, Director, Writer
Race to the End
Film (short) by Kenneth Segura Knoll (Drama) Producer, Director
Breaking the Rules
Film by Neal Israel (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A cancer stricken man takes his two best friends whom he hasn't seen in a long time on a road trip. The two friends aren't talking to each other due to a bad fallout years ago. On the way they meet an attractive wild woman with a heart of gold. Written by Mystic80
Film by Alan Roberts (Action and Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director John Travis is the last honest cop in a future dominated by terroristic martial-arts gangs who fight gladiator-style in arenas.
California State University, Sacramneto