Reality Changers: The Origin Story

Reality Changers: The Origin Story

Cinematography and Editing by Troy Page. Reality Changers is a non-profit organization in San Diego that helps high school students from low-income backgrounds get into college.

(11 minute Documentary film)  Reality Changes: The Origin Story

This short film tells the story of Reality Changers’ Founder, Christopher Yanov, and how he turned an idea to steer youth away from gangs into a program that has helped thousands of students become first generation college students. Produced by Reality Changers. Original Music by Eric Poline/OpenOptics.

(4 minute) Documentary Profile: Ronald Moreno
(3 minute) Documentary Profile: Alan Vong
(3 minute) Documentary Profile: Arantxa Sanchez
(1 minute) Thank You Video

“I had the pleasure of working with Troy to create a documentary short about our organization’s founding story. It was my first time leading a film project of this size and I’m so grateful to have had Troy as a partner through it all. Troy is incredibly talented and has the knowledge and expertise of an entire filmmaking team. He exceeded expectations and was able to take our vision for the project and bring it to life in a way far better than we had imagined. He was completely dedicated to the project and went above and beyond to make sure the film was the best it could possibly be. He was professional, asked great guiding questions, and made recommendations for how the project could be improved. He was involved throughout the entire process, from scouting locations, to creating the storyboard, drafting questions for interviewees, and making decisions on final edits. Troy was generous with his time and talent and was willing to work with us around a limited budget. We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with Troy to create this timeless film documenting our organization’s history. I highly recommend hiring Troy for any creative vision you want to bring to life!”

Jacquline Guan, Advancement Coordinator, Reality Changers