Coming all the way from Newnan, GA., is freshman film student Marguerite McHenry. Growing up in a little city an hour outside of Atlanta, a friend of hers told her about PUC’s film program and how amazing the screenwriting professor was. With her first year here, Marguerite shared how the film program has exceeded her expectations and is so glad she took her friend’s advice- as are we. We are so happy to have Marguerite a part of our Pioneers family!
What is your dream job?
I want to be a writer/director and run my own film production company.
How does that compare to what you wanted to be when you were young?
I wanted to be a cowgirl/rockstar/author when I was little. I guess writing is still a thing in my life, even if those other dreams have gone away with age.
What is your favorite thing about being a part of the Pioneers family?
Everyone on campus is really friendly and nice. I think it’s a great community to be a part of.
Where is your favorite place in the world?
Literally any bookstore with a good selection. I could spend hours in Barnes and Noble.
If you had to be trapped in a movie for a day, what movie would you choose?
Either National Treasure or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Both seem really fun and interesting worlds to play a part in.
What made you decide to attend PUC?
A friend told me that their film program, and specifically, their screenwriting professor was amazing. So far, the program has exceeded my expectations so I’m glad I took their advice.
What is something you’re passionate about?
Legally Blonde is one of the most important movies of our age.
Who is someone you admire, and why?
Someone I admire a lot is the director Taika Waititi. He has written most of his films and is an amazing storyteller who brings pieces of himself to every project while also making his work very relatable and universal. If I can make films in my professional career that are even half as cool as his, I would be very happy.