My name is Regina LaCarrubba, and I am currently pursuing my B.F.A. in Film and Television Production with a minor in creative writing. I am very much a people person with a creatively driven mind and I believe that that is very beneficial to my career choice. Others tend to say I’m very intuitive, have great leadership skills, and am very adaptable.
Filmmaking was a passion that I didn’t realize I had. Growing up, I used to always say that I wanted to make movies and that was what I was going to do for a living. When I came to college, it took me a little bit to realize that that was indeed what I wanted to do. Since my acceptance into Western Carolina’s School of Stage and Screen in the Fall of 2016, I have worked on a multitude of short films. I was a set decorator on the set of Creating Joseph (2016) and I worked as the script supervisor for Heads Up (2017), It Never Sleeps (2017), and Clipped Wings (2017). Come Spring of 2018, I will have directed two short films, Happy Birthday, Johnny Newton and REM, and will have been the cinematographer for Little Dark Age. Along with onset work, I have also written three short films, Heads Up (2018), and Shoebox and Miss Communication which will start production in the Spring.
In May of 2016, I was the Public Relations Coordinator for the Theta Omicron chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta. This position has helped educate me on all forms of social media and how to interact in a professional manner with a team. I redesigned a Facebook page and our Instagram account to be more viewer and user-friendly. With this position, I have also been placed in charge of creating a recruitment video to be used in the Spring. On November 20, 2016, I was elected Vice President Campus Relations. In this position, I was able to help guide the ladies of my organization in being more involved on campus.
As of election day 2017, I ended my fellowship with Hillary for North Carolina. As an organizing fellow of the organization, I helped register voters and collected and managed voter data. It was a step out of my comfort zone, but it really benefitted me a lot. It gave me hands on experience along with new knowledge of politics and how the election really works.
With a previous concentration in journalism, I had the opportunity to write for both The Western Carolinian and The Western Carolina Journalist. I try to stay very involved with the campus community and writing for both of these publications helped me do so. One of the best events I got to cover was a trick-or-treat event that was put on for kids in Jackson County. It was amazing getting to see students from all different organizations come together and participate.
Not only do I enjoy writing and meeting people, but also being behind a lens. Photography has a been a huge hobby of mine since I was 16-years-old. I love how I can use that hobby to enhance a career in film.
“It doesn’t matter how you got there, it only matters that you finished.”