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JP Catholic Graduate Talks About Impacting Culture for Christ in Film Industry

filmingJohn Paul the Great Catholic University recently shared an interview profile of 2011 alumna Mollie O'Hare, who is now working for Metanoia Films in Los Angeles, California.

The interview with O'Hare is the first part of a series called "Alumni Spotlight" that explores "the challenges [alumni] face within their industry, their advice for future students, and their thoughts on impacting the culture through media."

O'Hare revealed that she met the producers and director of Metanoia Films at a JP Catholic gala during her freshman year.  She initially expressed interest in being a part of the company's production efforts, "even if it only meant bringing coffee," she said.  Metanoia brought her on as a production assistant and she was eventually promoted to production coordinator.

Asked about whether she considers her work to be impacting the culture for Christ, O'Hare responded:

I do feel like I’m impacting culture for Christ, though. When you make good art you can’t help but glorify God and at the same time you can’t help but touch people; we are powerless when it comes to beauty. As production coordinator I get to be a very real part of making good art through film. It’s been very rewarding to be part of a film that tells a good story and tells it well. On another level, though, I’ve discovered that “Impacting Culture for Christ”, as big as it sounds, really boils down to something much more simple, much more personal, which is to treat other people like you want to be treated. If we’re not living the faith, we will only have a negative impact. It’s a challenge for sure, but a good one.

O'Hare said that JP Catholic equipped her with production skills and taught her to depend on God in her work.

Read more and learn why she chose JP Catholic here.

John Paul the Great Catholic University is recommended at TheNewmanGuide.com for its strong Catholic identity.

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