Shorts Showcase


The Wanderer

The Wanderer is a semi biographical story about a young woman trying to find the courage to leave her abusive boyfriend.  Focusing more on the lasting psychological effects of abuse and on why people in these relationships fail to leave right away.


Directed by:  Aaron Garcia

Cinematographer:  Aaron Garcia

Make Up:  Carly Jonell

Body Double:  Mary Newsman

Music by: Billy Raphael


Makinna Ridgway

Steve West


From the director:  I directed and DP’d the film with little or no crew.  At one point in the motel scene, it is just the actress and me running the camera while a C stand worked as the boom operator.   The film cost about $1,000 to make.  Shot in parts of Riverside County and Burbank.

Shorts Showcase Annual Festival Awards 2015

Shorts Showcase Annual Festival Award
Shorts Showcase Critics Award
Shorts Showcase Animated Film Category Award
Shorts Showcase Documentary Category Award
Shorts Showcase Drama Category Award
Shorts Showcase Comedy Category Award