Fair Warning

A combat veteran adjusting to civilian life experiences a fever dream encounter with a bizarre hitchhiker that has the potential to change his family's future.

  • Ryan Manda
  • Ryan Manda (Screenplay)
  • Blair Daniels (Based on a Short Story by)
  • Ryan Manda
  • Brent Black
  • Briana Quackenbush
  • Johnny Sawyer
    Key Cast
  • Nate Johnson
    Key Cast
    "The Hitchhiker"
  • Teresa Cabell
    Key Cast
  • Reid Schmidt
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 13, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The Frida Cinema
    Santa Ana
    United States
    January 18, 2020
Distribution Information
  • N/A
    Rights: Video / Disc
Director Biography - Ryan Manda

Ryan Anthony Manda was born on August 26th, 1992 in Fountain Valley, California, the youngest of two children. His father, Dean Manda, was a Fastener and Tool Salesman, and his mother, Mitzi, worked as an Executive Assistant for a Finance Company. He is a Writer, Director & Concept Artist, known for his debut Short Film, "Fair Warning".

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Director Statement

"Taking this story from page to screen has been a grand adventure into the unknown and I couldn’t have steered this wild ship alone. The craftsmen who lent their help to this flick will forever mean the world to me.

I love movies so much, and all the real filmmakers that have come before us. And it means everything to me to honor that tradition here with you folks tonight.

Taking on the challenge of expanding the page-turning anxiety of Blair Daniel’s Hitchhiker Story and turning it into a fully formed movie lit a wonderful little fire under my butt. It forged new friendships and brought me closer in touch with my mind’s eye.

It’s a tale that dances between reality and the hyper-real world we seek out in movie houses much like this one. It touches on Subjects from Protecting the things you Love to the inner turmoil of PTSD and the Mysterious Power of Premonition.

The only request I have of the audience is to buckle up and surrender your senses to the Strange Tale that is 'Fair Warning'."