Gayle Knutson

is best known for her indie short film, GRANDFATHER’S BIRTHDAY, based on one of Ann Landers’ most-requested reruns in her internationally syndicated column. GRANDFATHER’S BIRTHDAY stars veteran actor Robert Prosky and screened in over 60 film festivals, winning 23 awards worldwide including a Midwest Emmy in Entertainment.

Gayle also produced two successful documentary shorts…

IF THERE WERE NO LUTHERANS…WOULD THERE STILL BE GREEN JELL-O? is a humorous, crowd-pleasing short doc that was selected for inclusion in the permanent film collection at the (USA) Library of Congress.

PRISONER 32,232 recounts the story of a Norwegian resistance member imprisoned in Buchenwald concentration camp during World War II. This award-winning short documentary is included in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s film collection in Washington, D.C.

THE WAGON is Gayle’s latest live action short film about two vagabond women confronting life’s harsh realities.

In her “other” life, Gayle is an EMT and volunteers on her local rescue squad. She has also played a key role in national disaster relief volunteering for the American Red Cross at Hurricane Katrina/Rita, Hurricane Ike, Hurricane Sandy and the Fargo, ND Flood.

Gayle lives in the woods of Minnesota and says “Uff-Da” and “Yah, sure, ya’betcha” on a regular basis.

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