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Jonathan Dillon

He may be out in Hollywood now, but initially Jonathan Dillon was looking to stay close to home as he pursued his education.

Photo of Jonathan Dillon“I attended JCCC because of the close proximity to my family and friends,” he says. “I had attended Shawnee Mission South High School and wanted to be near home. JCCC was perfect for that."

“The faculty was great, not only in helping with my studies but also supporting me in starting a film festival and making short films. I not only received an education, but also made some good friends.”

While a student at JCCC, Jonathan established the Cavalier Film Festival, the school’s first film festival competition focused on storytelling among young filmmakers.

Jonathan went on to study film at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television. He was recognized by Project Greenlight’s “refreshing filmmakers” competition as one of the top 10 young filmmakers in the U.S.

“I am a director, producer and editor for TV, feature films and commercials. The education I received at JCCC helps me day-to-day in problem solving and throughout my overall work,” he says.