Success Story: Ray


Ray dreamed of making movies.

He came to The Factory, BAVC’s after-school youth filmmaking program, and learned how to tell stories about social injustice. Ray’s documentaries, such as Inspire Yourself (at right), have screened at film festivals across the country and got him noticed by the San Francisco Chronicle and the University of Southern California, where he will be studying filmmaking with a full scholarship this fall.

“In one year, I see myself in a dorm room at USC editing a video. In five years, I’m working in the field with a camera in my hand, setting up shots.”