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About filmmakerjk

JK :: Films is a full service video production company specializing in commercials, music videos, documentaries, events, short/feature length films and more. Jesse 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 Masters Program he continued to make films while teaching at the College level. In 2009 he began Jesse Knight Films and has been servicing production needs of Western North Carolina and the surrounding area. Through the journey of life I have been creating worlds within my imagination. My outlets have been painting, drawing, writing, sculpture, photography, etc... Filmmaking is the culmination of many crafts, which intrigued me and has convinced me that it is the ultimate art-form and the best vehicle for bringing visions to life. I picked up a camera a long time ago and haven't put it down since.

Orbs: They Are Among Us

In 2008 I began writing “The Orbs,” which would become “Orbs: They Are Among Us.” I was ready to make another feature length film. I had learned from many years of making mistakes and was ready to prove to the … Continue reading

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“Guns, Water & Food: An American Story”

When I was wrapping up “F-3” I realized years have gone by since I’ve made a short film of my own. I made several in school and then I got lost in the bleak world of “F-3” for 8 weird, … Continue reading

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“F-3”

“F-3” (my first feature film) I was approaching 30 years old and living in Las Vegas, NV teaching at The Art Institute. This job was a Godsend at the time since the only work I had before that out there … Continue reading

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“Cancer Dreams”

The time had come for me to create my final piece before graduation, “Cancer Dreams.”  For this film I actually created a making of video that will go into detail of this film’s creation and execution. I was still using … Continue reading

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“F-2”

To me, “Der Wolf” was a prison of the normal, meaning it had a story with a  beginning, middle and end never leaving the audience guessing what was going on. At the time I wanted to break away from what … Continue reading

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“Der Wolf”

So I wanted to make a World War II period piece for my 2nd 16mm film at UNCGreensboro.  I may have watched one too many war films and I do believe my favorite back then was “Apocalypse Now,” so I … Continue reading

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“Static”

Static was the first real film that I had time to actually plan out and develop. I had some of the most exciting feelings during this process, especially during the production phase. For the first time, I felt like this … Continue reading

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