Today’s NM Film Fix – It’s HUGE
THE NEW MEXICO FILM INDUSTRY HAS A FULL SLATE FOR SPRING AND SUMMER!
FEATURE FILMS EXPECTED IN NEW MEXICO:
Arizona, coming to Albuquerque in April. Starring Danny McBride (Eastbound and Down), we’re guessing this one’s a comedy!
Fast Color, from the producers of La La Land, filming in Central NM and Estancia Mid-March to late April – EG Casting is currently accepting submissions for background. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Fast Color is about a woman who is forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. Years after having abandoned her family, the only place she has left to hide is home.
The Strangers 2, starring Liv Tyler is rumored for this summer. This sequel follows a family on the verge of sending their troubled teenage daughter to boarding school as they embark on one last family trip to a relative’s mobile home park. The night becomes a race to escape for the family, as masked killers take new pleasure in tormenting their victims in this twisted part two that picks up where the original’s bloody footprints leave off.
SERIES/PILOTS HEADED TO NEW MEXICO:
Red Mars is a series for Spike TV, expected to film in New Mexico April through August of this year. The series centers on the colonization and terraforming transformation of Mars into a place where humans can sustainably live.
Waco is a drama series, also for Spike TV, based on the harrowing true story of the 1993 FBI siege of the religious sect in Waco, Texas, that resulted in the deadly shootout and fire. Robert Baxter Casting is now accepting submission for background on this project – email a recent picture and phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.
Scalped is the crime/drama, series pilot for WGN we’ve been telling you about here. The multi-episode shoot is in pre-production now, shooting is scheduled for April, right here in Albuquerque and in southern New Mexico.
Mission Control is the CBS series pilot from Wolverine director James Mangold, we first told you about here. The show tells the story of next generation NASA astronauts and scientists who juggle both their personal and professional lives during a critical mission with no margin for error.
For God and Country is a drama pilot for NBC – Home of long running Night Shift, Albuquerque this month. Starring Anne Heche, Natacha Karam, Mike Vogel, For God and Country is about groups who work together to keep the country safe: analysts at the Pentagon who must identify, analyze, and asses threats and the special forces agents who are then tasked with figuring out how to accomplish these life and death missions that the public never hears about, but keep our nation safe.
RETURNING: Night Shift, Graves, Monsters of God, Longmire
STILL ROLLING: Get Shorty and innumerable indies
NATIONWIDE CASTING for a NATIVE AMERICAN GIRL 18 – 21 to play younger COMING TO ABQ & Santa Fe – Huge project. Click here for details!