Perhaps nothing has shaped today’s culture more profoundly or fundamentally than the advent of social media. From Facebook to YouTube to Instagram and beyond, social media has enabled us to communicate in ways that our grandparents never imagined. It has opened the door for opportunities and relationships that could not previously have existed. It has […]

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One of the key elements of telling stories is the chance to capture people’s hearts. It is one thing to get connected to a character and love the character, but the ultimate goal is to win their hearts. Let me explain…. The stories that I have never forgotten are the ones that were real, truthful […]

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The Alumni Spotlight is a series of short interviews with graduates of JPCatholic.  The interviews explore their advice for future students, and their thoughts on impacting culture through business, media, and theology.  Today we interview Amanda Gustafson who graduated from JPCatholic in 2014 with an MA in Biblical Theology. 1. Where do you currently work? I am […]

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I’ve been involved in shows since I can remember. I’ve done touring shows, community theater, middle and high school, and now college. But I have to say that Prof. Lee Eskey is probably the best and most committed acting teacher I’ve ever had. His teaching style really challenges all of his actors to dive deep […]

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The Garden of Gethsemane in the Man of Steel

October 6, 2014 Lucas Heintschel

In the movie “Man of Steel,” Kal-El (Clark Kent/Superman) goes to seek advise from a priest after General Zod threatens earth. Unless Kal gives himself up to Zod, human kind is doomed. Kal immediately seeks counsel with who appears to be a Catholic priest. Kal, distressing over his assumed impending doom, asks [his] spiritual father […]

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I Guess I’m Supposed to Talk About Production – I’ll Talk About the Mass

October 2, 2014 Leah Murphy

m4s0n501 Producer Leah Murphy (Class of 2014) discusses her work on Photina, a short film based on the story of Jesus and the woman at the well in John 4. Photina served as Leah’s capstone project in the New Evangelization program at JPCatholic. “A broken, shamed woman encounters Christ for the first time, at a […]

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So… What’s Next?

September 19, 2014 Gabriel Rivera

MBA in Film Producing student Gabe Rivera highlights the best moments from the past year at JPCatholic. Every day I strive to live my life in the present moment, thus, it bothers me when I am asked, “So…what’s next?” There is never any guarantee that we’ll even make it through today. Ironically, however, as I […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Katy Campbell

September 15, 2014 Alumni Spotlight

The Alumni Spotlight is a series of short interviews with graduates of JPCatholic.  The interviews explore the challenges they face within their industry, their advice for future students, and their thoughts on impacting culture through business and media.  Today we interview Katy (Sohler) Campbell who graduated from JPCatholic in 2012 with a BS in Communications […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Neil Watson

September 1, 2014 Alumni Spotlight

The Alumni Spotlight is a series of short interviews with graduates of JPCatholic.  The interviews explore the challenges they face within their industry, their advice for future students, and their thoughts on impacting culture through business and media.  Today we interview Neil Watson who graduated from JPCatholic in 2010 with a BS in Entrepreneurial Business, and […]

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Boyhood & How I Might be Looking at Movie-going Backwards

August 4, 2014 Alumni Posts

This post has been republished with permission from The Letterbox, a blog by JPCatholic alumni. I had the pleasure of seeing Boyhood at the Arclight Cinerama Dome last night. It was fantastic. A nearly three-hour film without explosions, star battles, or shotgun-wielding apes. It didn’t merely hold my attention. It was completely engrossing, and I loved every […]

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