BIG BLUE PICTURES is an independent production company based in Brooklyn, NY.

Our newest film MONKEY BARS will premiere March 2021.

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MEET THE TEAM

 

RAYMOND KNUDSEN

Producer - Writer - Director

Raymond Knudsen is a film director, producer and recent graduate from the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts. With a plethora of national recognition that includes a 2014 Burt Reynolds Scholarship, 2019 National Television Broadcast with PBS and over 40 film festival screenings, Knudsen aims to tell slice of life stories within the worlds of bodybuilding, American football and dysfunctional families that remind people they are not alone.

 

Knudsen's documentary short film Full Circle (2017) follows the story of Super Bowl champion Anquan Boldin and his charity efforts within his hometown of Pahokee, Florida. The documentary was nationally broadcasted on PBS in 84 US cities in 2019.

 

Most recently, Knudsen was a producer for a new online series on CuriosityStream titled 4th and Forever: Muck City (2020). The series tells the story of football rivalry between two teams in the towns of Pahokee and Belle Glade and how the community comes together in order to help its youth succeed in the face of incredibly daunting challenges.

Knudsen founded BIG BLUE PICTURES in 2020.

JACQUELINE XERRI

Writer - Director - Editor

Jacqueline Xerri is a writer and director from Long Island, New York and now resides in Brooklyn. She received a BFA from the College of Motion Picture Arts at Florida State University. Her past work includes When She Speaks (2019) which premiered at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth and is nominated for the ACS Student Heritage Award, Teen Night (2018) which was nominated for Best Long Island Film at the Long Island International Film Expo and Ruckzuck (2017), an official selection of the American Documentary Film Festival. 

 

Her past experiences along with some of her favorite directors, Andrea Arnold and David Lynch, have inspired her work and her desire to tell immersive and daring coming-of-age stories. 

 

She recently assistant edited the feature documentary, Don't Try to Understand: A Year in the Life of Earl 'DMX' Simmons, an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival 2020.


Her new film,Monkey Bars, will premiere in 2021. The film features Milly Shapiro (Hereditary) and is executive produced by Ethan Lazar (The Witch).

STEPHEN MUSUMECI

Writer - Director

Stephen Musumeci is a writer/director living in New York City. Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, he was surrounded by master-planned communities and Longhorn Steak Houses. Naturally, he found himself looking into a mirror asking, “Why do I exist?” by age twelve. Since then, he received a BFA in Production from the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts and searches for truth through hyperreality in his work. His latest film, Scenes from a Hibachi Restaurant (2019) premiered at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth.