Student and Alumni Spotlights for the Film Production Program

John Byars

Name: John Byars
Major: Film Production
Hometown: Flowood, MS
Fact: I raced go-karts and race cars for 10 years.

I chose to come to Belhaven because... The curriculum suited me perfectly. The variety of classes that were available were just what I was looking for. Once I visited the campus, I knew that Belhaven was where I belonged. I sat in on one of Mr. Negron's classes, and I saw how he was just as enthusiastic about film as I was. Also, I was blown away by how kind everyone was when I visited.

One relationship that has meant a lot to me while at Belhaven is... All of them. It's hard for me to pick just one, because I've met so many wonderful people here. Everyone at Belhaven is so genuine. The professors at Belhaven are truly special. They are not just your instructor; they are your friend.

Because of my degree from Belhaven University... I will be able to enter the film industry with the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to succeed in a hypercompetitive industry. I love storytelling, whether it be a film or piece of literature. Everything that I have learned during my time at Belhaven has helped me to better understand not just storytelling, but life itself

One word to describe your experience at Belhaven: Transformative