Dallas International Film Festival

It’s Rocket Science

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Ky Michealson is a regular guy from Minnesota. he likes sushi, he loves fast cars… and he has built more rockets than anyone else on this planet.

This short portrait documentary looks at the self-named, but fully-earned ‘Rocketman’ and how his struggle with dyslexia and dropping out of school pushed him to forge his own unique future.


Director Biography – Rachel Knoll

Rachel Knoll is a US-based director with an interest in concept-driven projects and highlighting a diversity of voices.

Graduating with an MA in design interactions from The Royal College of Arts, Rachel went on to work at ad agencies, production companies, and post houses while living and working in the UK, US, Canada, and Switzerland.

Rachel’s work has been screened at festivals around the world including the London Short Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, and Hill Country. Her projects have been featured by Booooooom, NoBudge, WIRED, VICE, It’s Nice That, The National Film Board of Canada, Adweek, and Vimeo Staff Picks. Rachel was recently selected as one of 34 directors featured in SHOOT Magazine’s 2020 New Director Showcase and a 2020 Commercial Director’s Diversity Program (CDDP) honorable mentee.



Rachel Knoll


Rachel Knoll


5 min

Dallas International Film Festival

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