I first started directing short documentaries for Reel Works. From those projects I also directed pieces for Channel Thirteen, Tribeca and CBS. Knowing I could handle the pressure of the industry I decided to fine tune my technical filmmaking and writing skills at SUNY Purchase's Film Conservatory where I got my BFA in Film and wrote, produced, directed, shot several short narratives and documentaries. My junior film "At NIght Only" is complete and got into a couple film festivals including the Williamsburg International where it was in competition for Best Student Film. My films have been shown at Tribeca Film Festival, NFFTY, Chicago International, Brooklyn Film Festival, Coney Island and many more. I am still currently Editing my senior film "Father Like Son" which I plan on submitting to festivals along with two new shorts "Her Day Out" and "Beaned"
"Jeremiah" film in development.
A young girl's obsession with a waiter, sparked by a found book, helps both of them when she comforts him after his brother's death.
At Night Only (2012)
At Night Only - Trailer (2012) from Derek Shane Garcia on Vimeo.
Still from "Beaned" starring Aidan Sank and Todd Hanson
Still From "Father Like Son" starring Barrett Rouen
I also work on projects as Cinematographer. What first got me into film was taking photographs with my dads 35mm camera back in middle school, I always love just worrying about composition and lighting when the time is right.
Also the official DP for http://www.realgoodsports.com/
Our Studio - Web Series http://www.ourstudiowebseries.com
Director of Photography Reel (2013) from Derek Shane Garcia on Vimeo.
On Set of Daniel Bida's "How To Act Straight" shot on the Rebel T2i with Technicolor Cinestyle Preference.