Directing Change Short Film

This year’s Directing Change short film focused on anxiety and the pressures of school and friends. The city helped enter the category through the lens of culture. The subject matter that most would rather avoid, the emergence of suicide and mental health issues among teens.

To confront this issue head-on, a conglomeration of agencies spearheaded by the California Mental Health Services Authority recently held a special awards ceremony here in Rancho to acknowledge teens from around the Empire for their work in a special film competition known as Directing the Change.