Victoria Leigh and Bridget McGarry both co-wrote and starred in the film Generation Wrecks.
The movie takes place in the ’90s and touches on topics dealing with self-identity, LGBTQ+ youth, and acceptance from a teen perspective. The film is centered around a mysterious event that led to the friendship of Stacey Snyder, played by Bridget McGarry, and Liz Castillo Campbell, played by Victoria Leigh, to end. This incident plays an important role in how each character interacts with Stacey Snyder. The two of them reconnect after the tragic loss of Liz’s brother. As the scenes develop each character begins to accept different aspects of themselves while better understanding each other. Each character must deal with the continuous thoughts of “life after high school,” reflected in conversations about the future, adulthood, and college.
The concept for the movie developed from a conversation Leigh’s father had about a high school assignment based on “Generational theory.” Leigh and McGarry came together to create a film based on the theory while maintaining a youthful perspective. Both were still in high school while developing the film, which allowed them to deepen their passion for film and the arts.
It premieres at the Dances with Films festival on Sunday, September 12th at 4:00PM PT.