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OHI EXCLUSIVES – In addition to the multitude of television series and films already in production in NM, several projects are purported to be circling our airspace:

Garrison 7 – A Sci-fi/Action/Fantasy starring Casper Van Dien and Mark Dacascos, about an elite special forces commander who finds himself the target of an intergalactic manhunt after he accidentally uncovers an insidious military conspiracy, is set to film primarily in Australia with a possible shoot scheduled in Shiprock, New Mexico. The movie is reportedly now in pre-production.

The Run – Allegedly as part of the MGM/Burnett/Downey grandiose “Joint Venture”, the forthcoming feature length drama, about a former Olympian track star and a young boy with a natural talent for running embarking on the trek of a lifetime when the boy sets out to run from Tucson to Mexico City, in hopes of saving his father’s life, is slated to film in New Mexico.

Army of One – Making headlines today as Nick Cage has signed on to star in the bizarre but true tale of Gary Faulkner’s mission to single-handedly hunt down Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. The comedy is scheduled to begin production this spring with Borat director, Larry Charles at the helm here in New Mexico.

Preacher – The cult 1990s comic book series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon is starting to take shape as a 21st century dark dramedy television pilot, per order of AMC. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are tapped to write and direct the production expected to shoot in New Mexico by mid 2015.

USA Network eyes Stanistan for series pick up

UPDATE 1/25/15: A conflicting report has come in from a source inside the NM production who says the network is “not interested” in a series pickup of “Stanistan”. Stay tuned for an official announcement.

Among a whole slew of USA Network projects being canceled (Covert Affairs), considered and greenlit, the network is reportedly squarely focused on at least two New Mexico made productions – including the debut of their “mini-series event”, “Dig” and the locally made pilot, “Stanistan”.

OHI archives for Dig.

Drunktown’s Finest – a blockbuster

The opening night screening of “Drunktown’s Finest” at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, may officially be considered a blockbuster. Crowds lined the sidewalk for blocks, in the frigid New Mexico night for the special screening which included a cast & crew Q & A.

See video of last night’s diehard movie goers here.

“Drunktown’s Finest” is playing at the Guild now through Tuesday, January 27.

Adam Sandler movie casting in New Mexico


Lorrie Latham is currently casting: “townsmen (lots of beards!) and women, saloon girls, children, and lots and lots of NATIVE AMERICAN men, women and children for a western“. She will need a lot of Native men with long hair! To be considered submit a recent photo along with your height and weight; if you’re a minor, include your age and parent’s contact info. to:

Tina Fe movie casting in Santa Fe

Tina Fey Movie Casting in New Mexico-OHI
EG Casting is looking for thin white males, for a scene in the Tina Fey comedy shooting in Santa Fe February 4. DO NOT submit if you have already been cast in the film. Send a photo with height, weight and phone number to Title your email, “Sunflower”.

ORIGINALLY POSTED 1/16/15: Elizabeth Gabel is looking for East Indian, African, Asian and European background talent for a large embassy party scene shooting in Albuquerque on Feb. 3rd. Email a photo, with height, weight and phone number to Title your email, “Embassy”


NM Filmmakers Showcase this weekend

The 2015 NM Filmmakers Showcase is set to kick off tomorrow and wrap up on Sunday – featuring 43 independently produced works from all over the state including Albuquerque, Sandia Park, Santa Fe, Portales, Farmington, Capitan, Clovis, Las Cruces and Roswell, the Showcase will take place at The Jean Cocteau Cinema (418 Montezuma Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501). It is free and open to the public.

For a complete schedule visit


To mark their 10 year anniversary New Mexico Women in Film will celebrate and honor past and present Members by showcasing their creativity, vision and artistry in a tri-city film “fiesta” July 10-12, 2015. Submissions are open now through March 15 (early bird deadline is February 15). The submission process is open to NMWIF members active between 2005 and 2015 and for those who wish to sign on as new members during the submission period.

Submissions are open to works of all lengths in Documentary, Narrative (any sub-genre), Animation, New Media, Experimental, Webisodes or Series, Commercial, Corporate, Promotional and Music Video. Feature length is any film over 40 minutes. Short length is any film under 40 minutes. Entries must have been Produced between January 1, 2005 and April 15, 2015.

Get all the event details and application information at the NMWIF website.


Adding Character to Your Characters with Steve Corona (Dialect Coach/Actor) and Price Hall (Actor/Director)

Jan. 31 & Feb. 1
10am-5pm, Orpheum Arts Space, 500 2nd St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 871102
Cost: $250 Info & Registration: 713-201-1245 |

Go to to get 10% off your registration with promo code, “KZRR”.

Listen to the podcast of the instructors talking about the workshop on the 94 Rock Morning Show.

Actor Showcase submission deadline approaching

The New Mexico Film Foundation and Southwest Arts Group, are currently accepting video submissions from New Mexico talent to participate in their 2015 Actor Showcase – selected entries will have the chance to perform an audition live on stage, with a director, in front of an audience, casting directors and talent agents. The best actor from each category will be selected and awarded a number of prizes.

Deadline for submissions is midnight Sunday, February 1, 2015.

In its inaugural year, the New Mexico Film Foundation awarded two $5,000 filmmakers grants in, The George RR Martin Sci-fi screenwriters grant and the Lockheed Martin space exploration film grant.

Visit the New Mexico Film Foundation website for all the details on submitting a talent entry for the 2015 Actor Showcase.