Game On UNCW: Esports + Education

This half-hour documentary follows the UNCW Seahawk Esports & Gaming Club, Esports Professor Dr. Ray Pastore and members of the university's six different Esports teams. The film examines the relationship between gaming and education, exploring themes of competition in Esports compared to traditional college athletic programs.

  • Bradley Pearce
  • Ray Pastore
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    Documentary, esports, video games
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 30, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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  • Premiere - Lumina Theater
    United States
    January 30, 2023
Director Biography - Bradley Pearce

Bradley Pearce is an award-winning visual storyteller that has been creating professional video content for over 15 years. Bradley's focus areas are higher education, the arts, and nature. He has an enormous passion for videography, photography, and post-production.

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Director Statement

The vision for Game On UNCW: Esports + Education came together after being approached by Watson College of Education Professor Dr. Ray Pastore who was curious to start documenting the grass roots effort that he and the gaming club started together. The program grew substantially and we were able to capture the passion behind the scenes of that growth. Eventually the program received financial recognition from the State of North Carolina to grow even further, expanding the educational and recreational components of video gaming at the University level.