Lights, Camera, Action

Premiering in February 2022, UCF will be featured on The College Tour, which was co-produced by a local film company staffed by alums. 

Fall 2021 By Jenna Marina Lee 

When Orlando-based Adrenaline Films was tapped to co-produce The College Tour a year ago, the team — made up of a strong contingent of UCF alumni — knew it was only a matter of time before they would get to tell UCF’s story. UCF will anchor a one-hour episode as part of the series’ third season lineup, airing on The College Tour app before the end of the year and streaming channels, including Amazon Prime and IMDb TV, by February 2022. Each episode is dedicated to highlighting a college or university with tour guides that include students, faculty, staff and alumni. The series is hosted and executive produced by former The Amazing Race winner Alex Boylan, who was inspired to start the show when his niece could not tour during the pandemic while she considered colleges in high school.

“I’m excited to show people just how cool and unique UCF is as this major metropolitan university with amazing opportunities here in Orlando. I feel so lucky to have the opportunity, and that’s partly due to UCF and the education I received and the connections I made there.” 
Martin Olarte ’12, supervising producer of The College Tour and former UCF adjunct

8,300+

Words spoken about UCF

207

Miles logged between locations over 10 days

108

Hours of filming

34

Filming locations

9

Alumni involved in filming, producing and editing


Martin Olarte ’12 (right) strategizes with the crew behind the scenes at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.


UCF showed off several spaces on the main campus, including the Maker Space Lab Complex at the UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science.


Alex Boylan speaks to a camera while standing in front of the Reflecting Pond

The College Tour host Alex Boylan filmed on location by the Reflecting Pond.


Addie Dove works with an extra in a lab

UCF Associate Professor of physics Adrienne Dove (left) hosted the space segment of UCF’s episode.