Piedmont's Michael Corbett receives gold Peak award

MUMBAI: Michael Corbett, director of Piedmont Community College‘s Film and Video Production Technology programme, received a first place gold Peak Award at the Peak City International Film Festival‘s Filmmakers Awards Gala on 21 November.

Corbett was cited for a television commercial, Trains Don‘t Trespass. He served as pro bono director of photography on the North Carolina-produced commercial that presents the dangers associated with crossing railroad tracks without proper attention to safety precautions.

Corbett has been directing PCC‘s award-winning films and videos since 2000. He is active in the Piedmont Triad Film Commission and works to promote the film industry in North Carolina.

In addition to Corbett‘s award, several PCC film students were credited at the premier showing of The Rusty Bucket Kids Club: the Adventure of the Magic Glasses on 20 November during the Apex festival.

Students Robert Corbett, Jacques Shy II, Darron Slagle, Darren Thompson and Joseph Wyatt along with PCC graduate Karen Harris were cited for their work on the premiere episode, a pilot for a children‘s television series. PCC also received special recognition for its support of the production.

At the sold-out gala, held at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, Jerry Mathers of the Leave It to Beaver television series received a Continuing Lifetime Achievement Award just prior to the showing of The Rusty Bucket Kids Club.

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