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Top Knot Films offers an award-winning creative team that knows how to produce a high-quality product while staying on budget and schedule. From a two person documentary crews and 100-person film sets, Top Knot Films can enter any situation and take any idea from concept to completion. 

 

Working with clients such as Netflix, Hulu, Disney, Fox Sports West, MTV, NBC, A&E, National Geographic, USC, CBS, Solid State Logic, Princess Cruise Lines, Top Knot can make your filming needs a reality.

Skye Borgman

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Skye is an award-winning director and cinematographer. In 2010, Skye created Top Knot Films, a boutique production company dedicated to creating extraordinary content that reflects the world that we live in. Skye has shot over 50 films and documentaries, traveled to over 60 countries and lived on three continents. Her global experiences guide her vision, thought and approach to her work. Skye's varied adventures give her the unique ability to connect with all types of personalities. She has filmed rockstars, murderers, drug addicts, Buddhist monks, Academy award winners, and anarchist chocolate makers. 

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Skye's work on Netflix: "Sins Of Our Mother," chronicles the Lori Vallow story. "I Just Killed My Dad" looks at the effects of long-term abuse on a child, and "Girl In The Picture" is a decades-long search for the identity of a young woman. You can also see Skye's work in Unsolved Mysteries and Trial by Media episodes. "Dead Asleep" on Hulu asks the question of whether or not a young man was conscious when he stabbed his roommate to death, and "The Case Died With Her" on Oxygen examines the last days of a young woman's life and explores the ramifications of a relationship with her coach. Skye's film, "Abducted In Plain Sight," took the world by storm and was hailed as "the craziest documentary ever" when it launched on Netflix in 2019. 

Matt Zettell

Matt has spent over 20 years in the entertainment industry. He began his career in the theatre, directing across the country and building two pre-professional actor training programs. His focus then shifted toward television and feature films. He has worked as a director and producer on over 35 feature films, hundreds of infomercials and corporate videos, and 22 television series. Matt has worked on big-budget features, independent films, documentaries, and commercials. 

 

 

Over the last 10 years, Matt and Top Knot Films have been producing the Disney International Promo Shoot. This massive endeavor involves over 30 Disney Channel and XD Channel Talent, 27 territories from around the globe, 3 Stages, a crew of over 160 people, and 350 scripted pages of promotional content.

 

 

Matt combines a solid artistic vision with a unique understanding of production's practical and financial demands. His extensive knowledge of actor training and his wide range of film and television experience gives him an exciting directorial/producer approach. 

Skye Borgman, Matt Zettell, Top Knot Films, Netflix, Hulu, HBO max, true crime documentary, Abducted In Plain Sight, Skye Borgman true crime documentaries, Skye Borgman films
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