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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Dorian Elgrichi, Filmmaker and Entrepreneur

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Dorian Elgrichi, Filmmaker and Entrepreneur

“I like doing things that aren't just the norm. I don’t want to have a nine-to-five job,” says Dorian Elgrichi, a senior Film and Media studies major, who is currently running two companies while he is still in school — a photo booth company and a car detailing company. He has recently started a partnership with the electric skateboard company Riptide, creating a video for the firm in order to promote the use of its skateboards on college campuses.

Originally from Beverly Hills, Elgrichi transferred to UC Santa Barbara from Santa Monica College in 2017. He has been working in film production since participating in a film program during high school in Beverly Hills.

In this interview, Elgrichi speaks on how he has combined his love of film and his desire to succeed in business.