Alissa Knight is a business magnate, American author, screenwriter, film director and producer. In 2020, Alissa formed Knight Group with her wife, Melissa Knight, which today controls 5 companies in publishing, marketing, events, and film production as well as a television and streaming service owned and operated by the Media and Entertainment Distribution division of Knight Studios.
Best known for her "Mr. Robot" stylized cybercrime TV franchises, Alissa's cinematography and visuals were undoubtedly influenced by her early years prior to her arrest as a computer hacker. Some of the television series she is best known for writing, producing, and directing include Dark Ops (2023), Cloud Wars (2023), Ransom (2022), HEAT (2022), Scorched Earth (2022), and Underdog Games (2022).
Alissa believes that the director's involvement in the editing room is crucial to the overall quality and impact of our TV series. Alissa understands that editing is not just a technical aspect of post-production but a creative endeavor that shapes the narrative and emotional resonance of our stories. Using the industry-leading editing software, Davinci Resolve, Alissa takes a meticulous approach to editing, carefully crafting each scene to achieve the desired dramatic effect. She believes that being actively engaged in the editing process allows her to maintain the integrity of her vision and ensure that the final product aligns with her original intentions. Alissa's commitment to being hands-on in the editing room stems from her deep understanding of the power of visual storytelling. She recognizes that even the smallest adjustments in pacing, shot selection, or sequence can significantly impact the audience's experience. By immersing herself in the editing process, Alissa can fine-tune these elements and deliver TV shows that captivate and resonate with viewers.
Alissa Knight brings a unique skill set to Knight Studios as an accomplished colorist. With her keen eye for visual aesthetics and attention to detail, Alissa plays a vital role in enhancing the overall look and feel of our TV series through her expertise in color grading.Using the industry-standard software Davinci Resolve, Alissa meticulously crafts the color palette for each episode, adding depth and dimension to the visuals. She understands that color grading is not just about adjusting hues and saturation; it is an art form that can evoke specific emotions, set the tone, and enhance the storytelling experience.
Alissa's commitment to being a hands-on colorist stems from her belief that color grading is an integral part of the post-production process. She understands that the choices she makes in the grading suite have a profound impact on how the audience perceives and connects with the story. By infusing her personal touch, Alissa elevates the visual experience and creates a cohesive and immersive world for viewers to explore.
With a meticulous approach and a deep understanding of narrative structure, Alissa brings our TV shows to life by adhering to the revered Save the Cat's 15 beat structure within each meticulously crafted series bible.
Alissa's commitment to writing each and every screenplay ensures that our TV series possess a consistent and compelling narrative flow. By adopting the Save the Cat's 15 beat structure, she incorporates a proven framework that captivates audiences and keeps them engaged throughout each episode and season. This structure allows for well-paced storytelling, ensuring that the essential beats of setup, conflict, and resolution are carefully interwoven to create an emotionally satisfying experience for viewers.
Within the context of our series bibles, Alissa embraces the 15 beat structure as a guide to develop the overarching storylines and character arcs that span entire seasons. She recognizes the importance of creating dynamic characters who undergo personal growth and transformation over time, as they navigate the challenges and conflicts encountered within the narrative. By carefully integrating the beats into the series bible, Alissa ensures that the stories resonate with authenticity, keeping viewers invested in the journeys of the characters they have come to love.