Sofia Pizzuti '19
Sofia Pizzuti ’19 describes Professor Joe LaRocca’s Film Making I as a game-changer in terms of her career plans. While making her first short film for this class, she discovered her love of filmmaking and, specifically, editing. Professor LaRocca recalls that Sofia is “always genuinely eager to learn,” and lauds her for immersing herself in filmmaking and stepping outside her comfort zone.
After Film Making I, Sophia took courses taught by Professors Gautam Chopra and Kris Brewer that delved more deeply into filmmaking technique and history. Professor Brewer found her to be “eager, engaged, curious and looking to the future,” noting her pursuit of internships and other experiences that will prepare her to become a successful contributor to the film industry.
Recognizing Sofia’s enthusiasm and talent, Professor John Michalczyk invited her to be a Teaching Assistant for his Film Criticism class. Sofia participated in all aspects of the course, from hosting guest speakers to creating compelling PowerPoint presentations and artistic flyers. He echoes her other instructors in describing Sofia as “[exemplifying] the best of film students who utilize every opportunity to learn fresh ideas about media and commit themselves to master new skills.”
Sophia attributes her passion for filmmaking to her desire “to tell other peoples’ stories and give a voice to as many people as [she] can.” She credits her Film professors at B.C. with inspiring her dedication to the medium, praises their knowledge and instructional skills, and is grateful for their support and mentorship during her first two years of the program. Sophia had spent last summer in Los Angeles as an intern at America’s Funniest Videos, and is again off to L.A. this spring for a semester at Loyola Marymount University’s Film School. We look forward to having her back for her senior year at B.C., and knowing that wherever she ends up after graduation, we’re sure to be hearing from her – and we don’t mean a postcard!