Ferdinand Knapp
Ferdinand Knapp

Ferdinand Knapp

Director Andrea Baldini

Production year 2014

Length 15min.

Country France


Ferdinand Knapp is the pre-eminent actor in French theatre, revered by all. While preparing for a new play, the lines between his character’s malevolent personality and his own begin to blur until reality warps into a nightmare, compelling him to commit an irredeemable act.


Best Film Award, Best Actor Award | Video Maker Naples FF, Italy, 2015

Judge’s favorite award | Pacific Coast International Short FF, USA, 2015

Critic's Prize Award | Paranormal Media Festival, Italy, 2014

Best Actor Award | Roma short FF, Italy, 2014


Andrea Baldini
Andrea Baldini



Louis Le Bayon, Duncan Way


Andrea Baldini, Thomas Compère-Morel

Director of Photography

Philippe Piffeteau

Production designer

Jean-Pierre Gavignet

Music by

Edgar Varèse


César Mamoudy


Alice Moine


Dominique Pinon, Philippe Du Janerand, Dominique Uber

Production company(ies)

Lieurac Productions

Andrea Baldini

Born in Italy.Lives in Paris. After studying cinema at the University of Pisa, he directed two short films chosen for numerous festivals and put on as video installations in several European cities. His short film Ferdinand Knapp had its international premiere in competition at the 71° Mostra d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia, and has already won multiple international prizes. He is currently developing his first feature film.


Il sapore della pena (2000, short), Il migliore (2005, short), Film lumière, couleur, matière (2007, short), Ferdinand Knapp (2014, short).

FILMS 2015