Make The Connection

February 7, 2023 | By Marcos Crespo ’23

During her semester with the New York Arts Program, Ohio Wesleyan student Callie Comstock ’23 completed an internship with Greenpoint Pictures, an award-winning production and post-production company. (Photo courtesy of Callie Comstock)

New York Arts Program

Ohio Wesleyan Senior Explores Her Creative Side with Film Internships

Name: Callie Comstock ’23
Majors: Pre-Law and History
Hometown: Akron, Ohio
High School: Copley High School
OWU Connection Experience: Spending a semester studying with the New York Arts Program (NYAP), including completing an internship with Greenpoint Pictures

Why I Chose This Experience

“I had been reflecting on my past three years at Ohio Wesleyan, and I found myself at ‘ease’ in my recollection of a university that has made me feel so comfortable and right at home. It was amid this reflection that I realized I had yet to push my creative boundaries and step outside of my comfort zone.

“So, in the months that followed, I started to challenge myself and diverge from Pre-Law in order to work toward my passion for film. I figured there is no better way to explore this passion than to work in NYC!”

My Favorite Moment

“One of my favorite experiences was learning from and talking to filmmaker Zach Treitz about his upcoming Netflix Docuseries. I found it very valuable to be able to speak to someone who is successful in the film industry and be able to hear an honest testimony of their experiences.”

Lessons Learned

“This program gave me the opportunity to combine my liberal arts education with real-world experiences. I loved applying the knowledge I acquired from classes at OWU to my internships.

“This experience gave me a peek into the fast-approaching post-graduate life that I will soon be facing and successfully tackling after having learned to navigate the professional world.”

My OWU Mentor

“Professor Eva Paris-Huesca had a huge influence on my decision to apply to the NYAP. She is a very passionate film professor and a kind and encouraging mentor.” (Paris-Huesca, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Spanish and director of OWU’s Film Studies Program.)

Why I Chose Ohio Wesleyan

“I chose to attend OWU because the campus felt like home. I loved the feel of a small school and I love how the campus is right in downtown Delaware, an inviting college town.”

My Plans After Graduation

“I plan to pursue a career in the film industry, and I have also considered going to law school after a few years to pursue entertainment law once I have gained more job experience.”