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PCC Instructor to participate as Filmmaker Guest at Mysticon

Published Monday, February 20, 2017
by Elizabeth Townsend

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Jesse Knight, Coordinator/Instructor, Film and Video Production Technology, PCCJesse Knight, Coordinator/Instructor of the Film and Video Production Technology program at Piedmont Community College, has been asked to participate in MystiCon, an American science fiction convention being held in Roanoke, Virginia in February.

This convention was resurrected in 2010 by a collection of passionate people who wanted to keep the family-friendly traditions of open gaming, enjoyment of different literature, arts, imaginations, and camaraderie

Knight will offer a guest table and take part in a question/answer panel. In addition, six project screenings Knight has been involved with will be shown. These include,

• “Partners” – a feature film; Knight was producer, director, and editor
• “A Father’s Love” – a short film; Knight was producer, director, and editor
• “Hybrid” - a short film Knight wrote; he also produced, directed, and edited
• “The Corner” - a short film; Knight was producer, director, director of photography, and editor
• “Three Way Cut” – a short film; Knight was producer, director, and editor
• “The Gospel According to Hot Pink Jesus” - three short films that make up a feature length anthology tale; Knight was director of photography

Knight has been an active filmmaker since 1995 when he made his first film at the North Carolina School of the Arts during its Filmmaking Summer Immersion Program. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Broadcasting and Cinema Master’s Program he continued to make films while teaching at the College level.

Jesse Knight Films was established in 2009 and has been servicing production needs of North Carolina and the surrounding area. Knight is best known for his feature film “Orbs: They Are Among Us” which has won several awards and can be found through various retailers.

Additional guests of MystiCon 2017 are David Weber as the Author Guest of Honor, Tony Todd, Jason Carter, and Sherilyn Fenn as the Media Guests of Honor and Mark Davis as the Artist Guest of Honor. Additionally, Bella Morte returns as the Musical Guest of Honor, Hazel Dayze will appear as Fan Guest of Honor, and Nathan Davis will be the Gaming Guest of Honor. Rich Sigfrit, Instructional Developer/Visual Arts Specialist at NC State University, will be the Master of Ceremonies.

Photo: Jesse Knight, Coordinator/Instructor, Film and Video Production Technology, PCC