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Movies & Meaning Film Festival May 28 – 31


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Movies and Meaning: A Dream Space A new kind of festival for everyone who loves stories and light with Richard Rohr, Gareth Higgins and special guests to be announced…See the current schedule of events here.

Part of the growing global movement for nonviolent transformation, Movies and Meaning is a long weekend away in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, featuring films, workshops, very special guests, dancing, magic and YOU.

From May 28th-31st, 2015, we’ll gather in Albuquerque, NM, building a temporary community dedicated to experiencing how the ideas and images we project can make everything better or worse, for ourselves, our communities, and the planet. We’ll watch some of the most transcendent films ever made – old and new – on a magnificent silver screen with fantastic sound.

Films will be curated by Gareth Higgins, founding director of Movies and Meaning and the Wild Goose Festival and participate in conversations at the intersection of contemplation and activism with the internationally renowned spiritual teacher Richard Rohr.

Our aim is nothing less than transcending the myth of redemptive violence. So we’ll create a dream space of new friends, extraordinary food, and the joy of story and light combining to create something we haven’t known before. We’ll explore how cinema can help increase or reduce real-world violence, take a field trip in the wonderful New Mexican landscape, honor local and indigenous traditions, and, because it’s not your typical film festival, every night we will DANCE.

Most of the films will be surprises until we screen them, but we can tell you that the restored version of 2001: A Space Odyssey will be screened in all its glory,

Want to be part of creating something amazing with this inaugural experience of bringing together lovers of cinema, life, and the pursuit of a better world? Then we want you to join us!

•It’s just $299 for the whole four day experience. Enter promo code OHI2015 for 10% off!

•Logistics? Easy – here’s information on travel and special accommodations opportunities.

•If you have questions, check our FAQs here.

•Want to know more? Check out the schedule.

Please note: there are only 275 tickets available to Movies and Meaning Dream Space and they will sell out – so don’t wait, get yours now.

ENTER PROMO CODE: OHI2015 for 10% off festival passes.

If you love cinema, life, and want to be part of a transformative community at the intersection of art and peace, we think this festival might just be your new home.

All information herein is subject to change given the living, breathing, nature of a festival.

#NMFilm Premiere: “Abe Makes A Movie”

Abe Makes a Movie World Premiere OHI

Abe Makes A Movie is making it’s official worldwide premiere Friday July 24th at the historic KiMo Theatre in the heart of downtown Albuquerque, NM. Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets on sale now!!

Come out and celebrate this truly independent film made here in New Mexico as it prepares to kick-off its tour. Take your photo on the red carpet and enjoy an after party following the movie.

ABE MAKES A MOVIE is the story about a recently dumped, underachieving want-to-be filmmaker who assembles a ragtag crew of offbeat characters to make a movie for a local film festival in an effort to win his ex girlfriend back.

Starring Matt Peterson, Lauren Myers, TIm Maloney, Bruce Wong, Alaina Warren Zachary, Joe Berryman, Megan Pribyl, Drew Wayne, Melissa Heiman, Fernando Fresquez, Julia Harris, Nicholas B. Munoz, Rebekah Wiggins, Dennis E. Garber, Rodney Nagel, Linda Diane Holley and many more.

Directed by Ryan Turri

Visit for more information.

Today’s NM Film Fix

1.) Seth Rogen’s AMC Pilot, “Preacher” – Needs trucks and boxy cars all colors EXCEPT Apple Red or White. Send photos and contact information to

2.) On Location Casting: Independence day 2

MOON BASE TECHS & GROUND CREW: male and female, all ethnicities, age range 21-35, clean-cut, conservative, reasonably attractive, scientist & engineer types

MOON BASE PILOTS: male and female, all ethnicities, age range 21-29, clean-cut, good looking, fit, athletic, confident


Full details here.

3.) EG Casting Retired Law Enforcement – COMANCHERIA with Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine.

4.) LONGMIRE, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27th – Police Officers, Detectives, & Veterans (younger & older.) If you are available send your sizes for wardrobe, a recent photo and telephone number to Robert Baxter at

5.) MANHANNAN – KIDS AND TEENS: Male and Female CAUCASIAN , age range 10-16 y/o , should look young. Parent or guardian would also need to be available to be on set with Child at all times.
Full details here.


According to our tipsters, vastly different than “sources”, the hour long NBC dramatic thriller, “The Player” will pick up production between Las Vegas, Nevada AND New Mexico this summer!

Michelle Williams will join Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez in Gold, the Weinstein Co. mining drama. Williams will play McConaughey’s wife in the film, which is inspired by the story of the 1993 Bre-X Minerals mining scandal, during which large amounts of gold were reportedly discovered in the Indonesian jungle. The film will start begin shooting in June in New York, New Mexico and Thailand.

Lake Bell, Benjamin Bratt, Omari Hardwick (Power) join Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) in the New Mexico production of “Shot Caller”, getting ready to roll in late May.


VOTE for ALBUQUERQUE in the USA Today Most Cinematic Destination!


Albuquerque filmmaker’s notes from Cannes

“Albuquerque in Cannes was the true meaning of working hard and playing hard. Flying Albuquerque to Atlanta to Amsterdam to Nice, then driving to Cannes, just to get there. What was next?

My assistant director and I went to get our badges, basically our ID that gives us access to the festival. It gets you in places, lets you access short films, swag bag, get in line to try to catch a premieres and access to strike up conversations with filmmakers from around the world. We decided to walk around and see what it was all about, security everywhere, people taking pics and the beautiful smell of the ocean covered the atmosphere. We then headed to sleep for a couple of hours. Traveling for 24 hours wears you down. The cool thing about big festivals is that there are always things to do.

We stumbled on a Moet party with all you can drink champagne and non stop 80’s music. Needless to say the party was amazing. We made sure to stay out till 4 (cannes doesn’t really close till 6 a.m.), but then you gotta work the next day. So we were up by 10 a.m. You can come and party and live the life of a famous hollywood star, without really having achieved it. And who am I to say that’s wrong?

But I rather try to get our work out there. The next day, we headed to the short film corner to check out short films and put the word out about ours. We would hang out at the pavilions or check out every countries distribution stand. There we meet great people…Producers from other countries, owners, entertainment lawyers, other filmmakers and even Salma Hayek. We meet people from film festivals from Mexico, Italy, France, Panama and Chile, and a lot from the states. The Fort Lauderdale party was amazing! We even had drinks with Liz Langston from the 48 Hour Film Festival!

The next couple of days were a steady repetition of going to parties and trying to contact people to watch our movie LOW/FI. With coffee breaks, and lot of short film watching. Did it work? I read about other people’s experiences and they say if 20 people see your short film and it doesn’t star Benicio or Tom Cruise….then you’ve already won. 30 watched ours. So I guess something worked. We also picked up some contacts for distribution, more money for our budget and other things. So be ready to hear more of “LOW/FI” Thank you Cannes and everyone that shared our trip pics!” -Alejandro Montoya Marín

Call for New Mexico Film Industry stories

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Got a rant, rave, story, business, review or insight to share about the New Mexico Film Industry?

Whether you’d like to write a review of a New Mexico made production or share a not so tall tale about your experiences working in the industry, we want to hear from you. If you’re an industry business or service provider who would like to toot your own horn, we’re anxious to read your story. For the more journalistic among you who’d prefer to conduct an interview with a friend or associate who makes an impact on local film, send us your pitch.

First round of submissions will be accepted Monday, May 5, 2015 through Friday, June 5, 2015. The top five selections will run in June. Authors retain copyright of their original material and selected stories will be posted and promoted by One Headlight Ink (on, its social media pages and partner sites), including a by line, links back to your specified web content and original photos.

To be considered for a featured post, please email your name, contact information and pitch to Pitch should include your proposed topic, proposed title, name of materials, entities or individuals to be profiled, and a commitment date for completion (must fall within submission round dates). Final content should be between 500 and 2000 words. Proposed photos and/or links may also be included with pitch. No submitted materials will be published or reproduced without written consent of submitter. Accuracy and authenticity of all submissions and selected posts are the responsibility of the author. Bio and contact information will be accepted for possible supplemental publication.

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Vote #ABQ for most “cinematic destination”

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USA Today invites readers to vote for their favorite pop culture, cinematic destination. Albuquerque, New Mexico currently holds the #7 spot in the active poll which includes filming sites of TV shows and movies that have launched a new era of tourism, one where fans travel to walk in the footsteps of fictional characters at the very destinations where the most famous scenes were filmed.

Vote now and once every day until voting ends on Monday, June 8 at 10 a.m. MST.

Commercial Casting Call for Silhouette Dancers

Audition Details:

Please email the following to
A time between 12:30pm-4:00pm on Wednesday (5/20) or 5:00pm-7:30pm on Tuesday (tomorrow, 5/19) to come in to audition.

No specific clothes are required. To audition, we would like to see a short, flashy “interpretive dance” of a usually mundane activity.

We’re shooting in Albuqueruqe on May 25 and 26. The pay for everyone is:
1 Male: 2 days ($400)
1 Female: 2 days ($400)
1 Girl: 1 day ($175)
1 Boy: 1 day ($175)

Men/Women, ages 20-40
Girl/Boy, ages 10-15

**Office is located at 423 Copper Ave NW. Buzz the gate and the secretary will let them into the parking lot. There are stairs on the outside of the building that lead down into the basement where our studio is. If they have any questions, or their audition time is after business hours, they can call me at 575-649-3846.

Rush Call for toddler in feature film

RUSH CALL for feature film, “SHOT CALLER”
CASTING 18 MONTH OLD MALE – Needed this Thursday, May 21st.

Robert Baxter Casting is in need of an 18 Month old male child with blue eyes, blonde or brown hair to play the younger version of the main character. If you know a child or have one fitting the above description please send a telephone number and recent photo to

Variety reviews #NMFilm, “Sicario”

epa04756145 British actress Emily Blunt poses during the photocall for 'Sicario' at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, 19 May 2015. The movie is presented in the Official Competition of the festival which runs from 13 to 24 May.  EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

epa04756145 British actress Emily Blunt poses during the photocall for ‘Sicario’ at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, 19 May 2015. The movie is presented in the Official Competition of the festival which runs from 13 to 24 May. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

“Two years after making his U.S. debut with the crackerjack kidnapping drama “Prisoners,” French-Canadian director Denis Villeneuve ups his own ante with “Sicario,” a blisteringly intense drug-trade thriller that combines expert action and suspense with another uneasy inquiry into the emotional consequences of violence. A densely woven web of compelling character studies and larger systemic concerns, Villeneuve and screenwriter Taylor Sheridan’s bleaker, more jaundiced riposte to Steven Soderbergh’s 2000 “Traffic” may prove too grim and grisly for some audiences and too morally ambiguous for others. But with its muscular style and top-flight cast, this fall Lionsgate release should score solid (if less than “Prisoners”-sized) business from discerning adult moviegoers, along with dark-horse awards-season buzz.” – Scott Foundas, Chief Film Critic for Variety

Sicario film-makers faced demands to change female lead role to a man – The Guardian