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So apparently I can’t give this thing away…
This morning I saw Bryan Cranston on TV signing autographs for clamoring fans at Times Square in New York City; Reddit, Tumblr and Instagram are full of popular profiles filled with shots of the uniquely Albuquerque places and experiences that played a starring role in the epic series, and national news is hot on all things Breaking Bad.
Here to supplement your viewing pleasure is a one of a kind prize pack which include not only a resounding “Hail yes!” from the man behind Walter White, but ensemble cast autographs, show memorabilia and Breaking Bad themed items and experiences!
But alas, I literally cannot “give this away” until the fundraising goal of at least $2,0000 is reached. With just
46 45 bids left to fulfill the minimum requirement for awarding the entire pack, these treasures remain holed up.
100% of the net proceeds donated in this bid to win it all will benefit The Barrett Foundation of Albuquerque, a transitional living facility for homeless Albuquerque women and children.
For one or ALL of the few remaining shots at taking this whole lot home, click here now!
Longtime friend to the New Mexico Film Industry, world renowned actor, director and producer, Robert Redford has signed on to executive produce the New Mexico independent feature film, “DRUNKTOWN’S FINEST” (formerly Dry Land).
Earlier this month the New Mexico Film Office announced that the film would be shooting in Santa Fe, Española and Gallup through early August.
“Drunktown’s Finest” is the story of three Native American teenagers, an adopted Christian girl, a rebellious father-to-be, and a promiscuous friend who strive to escape the hardships of life on an Indian reservation.
The film is directed by Gallup native Sydney Freeland (Hoverboard, The Migration), produced by Santa Fe resident Chad Burris (Splinter, The Killer Inside Me) and Española native Mateo Frazier (Delia, Torcida). The production will employ approximately 20 New Mexico crew members and 20 principals and background talent.
“Drunktown’s Finest” stars New Mexico native Jeremiah Bitsui (Natural Born Killers, Brothers), most recently seen in his very dramatic exit from the Emmy Award winning, AMC series Breaking Bad.
Follow the film’s progress with co-producer Mateo Fraizer here, and be sure to pick-up the New Mexico film, “Blaze You Out” directed by Fraizer, coming to retailers, Amazon and download on Netflix and for rent from Redbox!
Some Twitter pics from the shoot:
Ramie Tapia was well known and loved by many in the New Mexico Film and Media community. Her associates, friends and especially her family are mourning her passing on Friday July 26.
Services to honor her memory and celebrate her life will be on Saturday August 3rd at 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall at Second Presbyterian Church.
From her daughter in-law, Jennifer:
“Ramie was a very loving and kindhearted woman, I know a lot of her friends and family would love to come. If you would like to bring a dish or help out [with] food, it would be greatly appreciated please contact me [here]“
Official Audition notice:
The New Mexico Film, She Walks In Beauty, is currently looking for actors to appear in their upcoming sizzle reel.
Work on the sizzle reel will be volunteer.
This compelling dramatic short will be an excellent addition to your resume and it will be seen by people all over the country, and possibly the world (via the film’s indiegogo campaign). The sizzle reel will be used to raise money to shoot the full length film this fall and winter.
She Walks In Beauty, is about one Navajo woman’s journey to reclaim her inner strength and leave an abusive marriage. This is a very powerful short film, based on a true story. Please check out the Facebook page here for more information.
Selected actors must be available to shoot August 10th and 11th.
If applicable, interested and available please audition on Tuesday July 30th, at 6:00 PM at 423 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.
The following roles will be auditioned:
Jimmy — male lead, a tall, blonde/light brown white male, 28 – 40 years old
Minister — a tall, middle aged man (50-65 years old)
Navajo Grandma 60+ or older speaks Navajo and English
Andrea at good1andrea@ hotmail.com
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul literally took to the street to give some “Hollywood” tourists all the way from Ireland the thrill of a lifetime when he popped out to say hello to them in real life!
In the totally awesome visit Paul explains that his family is all out in CA for the Breaking Bad series finale screening! TOO COOL!
Nearing the end of the second season shoot of Longmire in northern New Mexico, local Casting Director Robert Baxter is currently casting a few of the final scenes to be shot this week and next week.
Several people to be in a bar scene tomorrow Thursday July 25th between 30 and 50 years old, some who can country dance.
If interested and available please send a recent picture and contact phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Mexico Casting Directors Elizabeth Gabel and Lorrie Latham need ‘computer tech’ looking men between age 21 and 31 to work on Transcendence TODAY.
Email email@example.com with picture and availability ASAP.
They are shooting TODAY in Albuquerque.
The casting directors also need German, Japanese and Chinese men. Reply to email above if applicable and interested!
As we’ve been following for you here, the reboot of Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” is getting the royal Fox and National Geographic treatment for 13 brand new episodes being shot right here in the commercial space travel capitol of the world!
Just north of where the world will soon flock to take flight into the hemisphere, the Seth MacFarlane produced docu-series is being produced in the Santa Fe area.
Neil deGrasse Tyson debuts Cosmos first official trailer at Comic-Con – cNet
From the New Mexico Film Office 7/12/2013:
SANTA FE — New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today the feature production Persecuted, an original political drama by New Mexico Writer/Director Daniel Lusko. Producing with Lusko are Oscar-winning producer Gray Frederickson (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now), and New Mexico Line Producer Brent Morris (Monster, Frank). Starring award-winning actor James Remar (X-Men: First Class, Dexter, Django: Unchained) and Oscar-nominated actor Bruce Davison (X-Men, Lost, Castle). Other cast includes New Mexico’s Dean Stockwell (Air Force One, The Manchurian Candidate), Fred Thompson (Law & Order, Die Hard 2), Raoul Trujillo (Apocalypto, The New World) and Grammy-nominated singer Natalie Grant. Production will begin mid-July and end early August in Albuquerque. The production will employ approximately 60 New Mexico crew members, 20 principals and 350 background talent. “This is a real New Mexico movie, made by New Mexicans from the ground up,” states Director Daniel Lusko. Persecuted is the story of a contemporary evangelist John Luther (Remar) who is framed for murder by Senator Donald Harrison (Davison) and his allies. Suddenly, Luther’s once normal life is turned upside down as he becomes a fugitive vowing to expose those responsible, a mission that brings him face-to-face with a coming storm of persecution.
Join us in supporting the Albuquerque native in his efforts to further marriage equality at TietheKnot.com!
Privileged to have visited the Moriarty area shoot of this super cool New Mexico film! Lots of talented locals hold their own with these Hollywood heavyweights!
Crew call for the New Mexico production of “She Walks in Beauty”, a short film based on the true story of a Navajo woman’s struggle to escape an abusive relationship.
The sizzle reel for the movie will be shot over the weekend of August 10th and 11th. No pay but meals will be provided and reel crew will receive special consideration for paid crew positions when the film shoots in its entirety this fall and winter.
The sizzle reel is for the purpose of fundraising to finance the film shoot.
The following crew positions are now open:
2 Camera Operators
1 Sound Mixer
2 Boom Mic Operators
1 Locations Manager/Scout
1 Key Hair and Make Up
1 Art Director
“If interested, please e mail a resume and a link to a reel along with two professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Film Students encouraged to apply.
Thank you and spread the word.”
Writer, Director, Producer
Three Vans & A Truck Productions, LLC
#NMFilm The Proving Grounds is about Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico and how they are the best MMA training camp in the world!
The film was released on Hulu.com on Thursday and will have a full release in December w/ Amazon, iTunes and Netflix.
Click here for our background on this exciting New Mexico film!
UPDATE 7/30/13: THE NIGHT SHIFT – BACKGROUND CASTING is looking for 15 day old and older baby for a scene in the TV Series. Please submit baby photos, baby’s age, and parents contact information via email to email@example.com.
NIGHT SHIFT TV SERIES (aka After Hours Pilot) will begin filming in Albuquerque on August 21, 2013.
Email submissions for all types of extras/background talent are now being accepted.
If you were on the Pilot email updated information and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were part of one of the Core Groups, please include “Night Shift/Core Group” in your email.
ALL TYPES WILL BE NEEDED; Real Nurses, Real Doctors, and general background.
Email your name, medical experience if any, contact number, height, weight to.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Email submissions will be reviewed and notified.
UPDATE 7/24/13: A few weeks after we first found a rough cut of this #NMFilm trailer an official version has just been screened at #SDCC as seen below:
The Banshee Chapter from Before the Door Productions, produced by Zachary Quinto, filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico
This weekend 800 filmmakers from Albuquerque are making films in the 48 Hour Film Project! All of completed films will screen on the dates below.
Register to get on an existing team to work on films currently in pre-production in the Albuquerque area – here!
The registration for team entry to the Albuquerque 48HFP has close, but you can still sign up for the waiting list here. If teams drop out or space otherwise becomes available, we will invite teams from the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis.
48 Hour Film Project/Albuquerque on Facebook
Albuquerque 48HFP Events
Date Friday, July 12
Time 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Place TechLove, 3901 Central Ave NE Albuquerque, NM 87108
Date Sunday, July 14
Time 6:30 – 9:30pm (by 7:30pm to be on time!)
Place Kelly’s Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave. SE
Date 2013-07-18, 2013-07-19
Time 6pm and 8pm
Place KiMo Theatre, 423 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Tickets $10.00 (purchase them here)
Notes Each screening group will have up to 14 different films. See all 4 screenings for only $32. Group A – Thurs at 6 Group B – Thurs at 8 Group C – Friday at 6 Group D – Friday at 8
Date Thursday, July 25
Place KiMo Theater, 423 Central Ave NW Albuquerque, NM 87102
Tickets $10.00 (purchase them here)
Notes The Best of the 2013 Albuquerque 48 Hour Film Project will screen followed immediately by an awards ceremony. What films will win? See for yourself.
Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:
Elements: The required elements for Albuquerque will be listed to the right.
LOVELACE MEDICARE PLAN
IS SEEKING SENIORS AGE 65+ FOR A LOCAL TV COMMERCIAL SHOOT
IF you are a happy, healthy and height/weight proportionate Senior, age 65 or older, Casting 505 would love to see you on MONDAY JULY 15. If you enjoy any hobbies or lifestyles that we could film (musical instruments, yoga, tai chi, ballroom dancing, hiking, table tennis, basketball, etc.) that is a plus.
SENIORS CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN THE LOVELACE MEDICARE PLAN PREFERRED, BUT NOT MANDATORY
This is a Non-Union paid position.
If interested please email or call the Casting Director for an appointment for Monday July 15. You must be available to shoot Thurs July 18.
Include a photo and all contact information in the email.
Who knew Albuquerque had a Wall of Fame?
Well we do and courtesy of KOB Eyewitness News 4 here is your first inductee:
Long ago he was a science teacher on public television and a weatherman at KOB Eyewitness News 4. Now Dr. George Fischbeck is the first person honored with a plaque on Albuquerque’s brand new Wall of Fame.
“Hello my friends,” said the 90-year-old Fischbeck as he strolled straight up to a pack of TV news cameras at the Alvarado Transportation Center downtown. “Thumbs up! My friends, how are you? Everyone’s my friend!”
Dr. George still loves to be on TV, 20 years after retiring from KABC in Los Angeles. Fischbeck left Albuquerque for the big time back in 1972, but he still loves Albuquerque and Albuquerque loves him. He’s a born performer with a skullful of scientific knowledge. On KNME public television he was the best teacher many of us ever had. Monday was Albuquerque’s turn to honor Fischbeck, and Fischbeck’s turn to say thanks.
“One word: Opportunity,” Fischbeck said. “This town, this state, these people gave me an opportunity. Take an opportunity when it’s offered to you. You all have a chance to do something. You’ve got the opportunity? Grab it! Grab it and see what you can do with it!”
Dr. Fischbeck will throw out the first pitch at tomorrow night’s Isotopes game, and autograph copies of his autobiography, “My Life in Weather”.