The Knock is an intriguing look into the psyche of a regimented rather boring business man whose world is turned upside down in a few short moments late one evening. Peter lives his life according to his schedule and an unexplained encounter with a young woman at his hotel door, forces him to revaluate his life and the way he lives it. An instant decision not to let her in becomes the focus of Peter’s attempts to find out what drives him.
Director’s Notes - Miles Murphy
“The Knock is the sort of tale that can be appreciated on many different levels. From a light hearted comedy to a more sinister look into Peter’s psyche. My main aim is to entertain the audience and appeal to people on any or all of these levels. I would like it to be a forum for generating questions and discussion. But most importantly I want to maintain its identity as an entertaining and thought provoking ten minutes that can be enjoyed in its simplest form. I particularly enjoy the notion that everyone will probably get something different from the experience, in my mind that would be the most satisfying accomplishment.
Like anyone who desires to learn and achieve the most in life, I find this topic fascinating. Stories of human behaviour and discovery are something we can all relate to. For some people these stories motivate us to get off our but and start living life. And for others it’s more complex, helping us to understand why we behave like we do, which in turn helps us channel our efforts to get the most from every situation. Either way, there is more than just entertainment evolved in this tale.”