Alumni Success | B.A. in Cinema and Media Arts

Check out this video from Rob Bredow ('94), chief technology officer for Lucasfilm, and see what a Biola education has meant for him!


Cinema and media arts alumni have found success as directors, writers, producers, executives and VFX supervisors in Hollywood and around the world. Here is a just a sample of some of our more than 1,000 alumni who are making an impact in the industry.

Scott Derrickson '89, '90

Director
"Doctor Strange," "The Day the Earth Stood Still," "Sinister," "Exorcism of Emily Rose"

Rob Bredow '94

Chief Technology Officer
Lucasfilm, Sony Imageworks

Chris Herzberger

Vice President, Universal Theatrical Group
Universal Pictures

Trenton Waterson '05

Creative Executive
Marvel Entertainment

Rick Rekedal '91

Chief Creative, Global Franchise
Dreamworks Animation

Henry Riady '09

Director
Beritasatu (Indonesia)

John Mabry

Co-Producer
"Blue Bloods" (CBS)

Evan Arnold '12

Associate Producer
"Elvis & Nixon"

Nick Patapoff '10

Production Coordinator
"New Girl" (FOX)

Zach King '12

Filmmaker and YouTube personality

Laura Aldridge '09

Digital Production Manager
"Captain America: Civil War," "Spider-man: Homecoming," "Jurassic World"

Production Coordinator
"The Artist"

Garrett Wycoff '11

VFX Artist
"Avengers," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Deadpool"

Becky Boss '09

Writer
"Being Mary Jane" (BET)

Chris Masi '09

Writer
"Being Mary Jane" (BET), "Graceland" (USA), "White Collar" (USA)

Joey Kennedy '11

Set Lighting Technician
"Fresh Off the Boat" (ABC)

Sydney Patapoff '09

Second Assistant Director
"How to Get Away With Murder" (ABC)

Bryce Vankooten '07

Writer
"The Ranch" (Netflix)

Nathan Mielke
Cinema and Media Arts, B.A. '10

The CMA Department created a safe environment where I was able to connect with equally aspiring filmmakers and figure out exactly what I wanted to do. CMA put a camera in my hands and let me experiment and learn through my mistakes and successes.’

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