The following roles are now being cast:
(per screenwriter Ron Weisberg)
Kristina: Drug Dealing Prostitute (Supporting)
Kara: Sexy African American under boss (Supporting)
Batista: boxing cartel under boss (Supporting)
Gato: Chubby Cartel Pimp (Supporting)
Chicharo: Wiry Mexican Under Boss (Supporting)
Old Asian Boss: Must know Chinese or similar (Supporting)
Mexican Man with Ice cream cart (Supporting)
Cartel Doorman (5&under)
Asian Dominatrix (5&under)
2 older Men in Suits (5&under)
Lady in Jewelry Store (5&under)
News Anchor (5&under)
Kid with soccer ball (Speaking)
3 Guys with Bats
Chicharo’s Limo Driver
Convenient Store Clerk
Elder Asian Lady
6 Asian Henchmen (Male and Female)
Strip Club Servers
4 Cartel Henchmen in Gym
2 Older Cartel Bosses
6 Cartel Members that chase Gus
10 crack house dwellers
2 chuckling College Students
Couple making out
15 High End Dinner Guests
40 Extras for a club scene (Crowd)
4 Back Ground Forensics/EMT’s
100 College/High School Students at the Ricky Ross Speach
30 College Students / House Party Guests
There are some self ascribed “new kids on the block”, with a combined 47 years experience in the industry, who appear poised to showcase your “all of the above”.
The proverbial block is just off San Mateo and 1-40, at 4931 Prospect Ave. NE in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where I was able to visit with Executive Production Director, Jack E. White and PC Executive Assistant, Susan Vergara. The L.A. transplant and the Santa Fe native are teamed, equipped and staffed to meet a variety of New Mexico’s GROWING production needs.
This blogette for one, is very excited to have seen some of all that this centrally located facility has to offer local filmmakers, businesses, multidisciplinary artists, and aspiring actors of all ages, in their “16,000 square feet of creative space”, including a green-screen capable sound stage and complete audio and editing bays.
Prospect Hills Productions strives to be a complete resource to New Mexico creatives; from the individual artist to industry organizations and beyond.
Facilities & Staff – Their team offers full-service production and post-production services to take your business or creative projects from conception to completion, including creating your pro acting reel.
Training – Their core training program objective is to teach actors to be successful in life and in show business by instilling self-confidence and promoting freedom of expression.
Space – Ample creative space available to host a medium/large scale casting call, conduct workshops, have photo shoots or hold meetings.
It would seem that whatever your production objective, Prospect Hill is worth a look.
Welcome to the neighborhood, y’all!
And to our beloved film friends, we invite you to go check ’em out and let us know what YOU think!
The cast and filmmakers of ‘50 to 1’ will hit the road rock-star style on a cross-country tour beginning March 17 to promote the major motion picture’s release, says the film’s producer, director and co-writer Jim Wilson, Oscar®-winning producer of ‘Dances with Wolves.’
“We’re bringing ‘50 to 1’ to the people of America,” Wilson says. “The group will travel in a tour bus from New Mexico to Kentucky, making stops in cities and towns along the way, mirroring the trip racehorse Mine That Bird took on his way to the 2009 Kentucky Derby.
Cast members joining the tour will be Skeet Ulrich (Jericho, ‘Scream,’ ‘As Good As It Gets’), Christian Kane (Leverage, ‘Friday Night Lights,’ ‘Secondhand Lions,’ ‘Just Married’), Todd Lowe (True Blood, ‘The Princess Diaries,’ Gilmore Girls) and Hugo Perez (‘Machete,’ ‘The Longshots,’ ‘Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay’). Also on tour will be Wilson and co-producer, co-writer Faith Conroy. The real Mine That Bird will make special appearances along
“When was the last time Hollywood’s leading men hopped on a bus and toured the country from town to town, introducing their film to the people of America?” Wilson says. “It’s unprecedented.”
“I’m extremely excited to hit the road with a film I’m very proud to be a part of,” Ulrich says. “It seems fitting we’d be selling our wares from a gypsy-like caravan, given the underdog nature of our story, and I’m hoping this journey answers three burning questions. One, are audiences tired of the blockbuster and ready to be uplifted by the values of hard work and integrity? Two, can we inspire our audiences to stick to their guns and do what they love at all costs? And three, does Christian snore louder than Todd?”
“Man, this almost feels like we’re carnies or something. Or an old whistle-stop political campaign,” Lowe says. “I’m looking forward to rolling into different towns and shaking hands and kissing babies.”
“Personally, I’ve always wanted to be a rock star,” Conroy says. “And seriously, traveling across the country for weeks on end with a busload of gorgeous cowboys? Sign me up!”
“I’ve done tours before. I’m excited!” Kane says. “It’s old hat for me in the sense that when you love something so much, you will put 18 wheels and lives in motion just to bring it into town and say, ‘I hope you like this. I made this for you.’”
“It’ll be a fun, fun road trip vacation for me, part of the dream-life I want to live,” Perez says. “It’s also an honor and I’m so fortunate to be a part of this adventure.”
Inspiration for the tour came during a brainstorming session by Wilson and Conroy. “I thought, why not meet the audience this movie is intended for, introduce them to the stars and shake their hands,” Wilson says. “It’s the audience that matters the most. It’s why we make these stories, to share them with the world.”
‘50 to 1’ is based on the inspiring true story of Mine That Bird and the cowboy trainer and owners who became the ultimate underdogs in a showdown with the world’s racing elite at the 2009 Kentucky Derby. The film was shot in 40 locations across New Mexico, Kentucky and California, and will open theatrically in roll-out fashion beginning in New Mexico March 21, followed by Texas and Louisiana April 4, Oklahoma and Arkansas April 11, Tennessee and Kentucky April 18, and will then expand across the country.
The tour mirrors not only the true story, but also the release, and will weave its way from town to town through the initial seven states. “This is just for starters,” Wilson says. “We have every intention of crisscrossing America, but it’s dependent on demand. If you want us to come visit your city, let us know.”
Include in the subject line: 50 to 1 Movie Tour – First and Last name, Town, State and Zip Code.
Wilson won the Academy Award® for Best Picture for ‘Dances with Wolves,’ which he produced. Other producing credits include ‘The Bodyguard,’ ‘Wyatt Earp,’ ‘Swing Vote,’ ‘Mr. Brooks’ and ‘Message in a Bottle.’ Wilson’s previous directing credits include ‘Head Above Water,’ ‘Whirlygirl’ and the critically-acclaimed documentary about Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr., ‘Laffit – All About Winning.’
Mine That Bird was born May 10, 2006, and began racing in 2008 in Canada, winning four of his first six starts. His career slumped after he was purchased by Mark Allen in the fall of 2008, going winless until his monumental upset at the 2009 Kentucky Derby at 50-to-1 odds. Mine That Bird continued his run for the Triple Crown that year, finishing second in the Preakness Stakes and third in the Belmont Stakes. He amassed $2,228,637 in earnings throughout his career but never won another race in nine starts after his win at the Kentucky Derby. Mine That Bird was retired from racing in November 2010 and currently lives with his owners at Allen’s Double Eagle Ranch in Roswell, New Mexico.
Seeking Native American actresses for a “Table Read” of a movie screenplay called “Tribal Cop.” Also seeking Non-native roles too. There is no pay. The table read will be on Feb. 15, 2014 at UNM student union.
6am – 10am Erica Viking live radio remote broadcast from the Breaking Bad RV Tours Bounder on Old Santa Fe Trail in front of the Roundhouse.
8:30am: Mayor’s breakfast in the downstairs lobby at State Land office. Mayor Coss will do the welcome
9:00am – Exhibitor tables in the Halls of History at the Roundhouse (continues until 4 pm)
9:30am – “Equitable alternatives to the Food & Medicine Tax “ panel discussion in Morgan Hall at the State Land office
12:00 –Press Conference in the Rotunda at the Roundhouse
1:00 – Casting session starts at Morgan Hall in the State Land Office and runs until 4pm
5:00 – 7:00pm – Official Legislative Reception at the Dragon Room & back courtyard at Pink Adobe. $50 per person entry with ticket. (Legislators invited at no charge). Co-sponsored by Albuquerque Studios.
Tim Harris, owner of Tim’s Place restaurant in Albuquerque, where the slogan is “food, comfort & hugs” aims to Double the hugs”, aims to double last year’s tallies of his annual Hug-a-thon benefiting Albuquerque Area Firefighters Random Acts organization.
You can help Harris to beat his own record of giving approximately one thousand hugs and raising over five thousand dollars for Firefighters Random Acts – a charitable organization that performs outreach initiatives in the community.
Donations help the organization in their community efforts which include reading to children, assisting families in need that they come across on calls, donating wheel chairs, bringing toys to hospitalized children, assisting the Make-a-Wish foundation make dreams come true and much, much more. Facebook Event Page | Firefighters Random Acts Website | Tim’s Place Website
From January 23rd to 26th visit Tim’s Place, get a hug from Tim and make a donation to empower firefighters to perform their random acts of kindness in the community!
“This movie is the best movie I’ve seen in a long time! Coming from a military family and my husband being a Marine, this movie brought me to tears many times. Mark Wahlberg and the actual survivor who helped direct the film [have] done an amazing job, I can’t imagine how painful it had to be for him to relive this event and the loss of his brothers.” – Jenn B
Former Outreach Programs Manager for the New Mexico Film Office, Dirk Norris has announced the creation of the New Mexico Film Foundation, a non-profit corporation whose mission is “To help support the independent film industry in New Mexico while offering financial assistance and educational opportunities to New Mexico independent film makers.”
While the film industry continues to grow in New Mexico through the efforts of the New Mexico Film Office, programs such as the “New Visions” contract award, “Governor’s Cup” and “Film Maker Intensive,” programs designed to help New Mexico filmmakers, no longer exist. “We have a large community of independent film makers right here in New Mexico,” said Norris, “and the time is now to bring more attention to them, and offer them support.”
Once it gets funding, the New Mexico Film Foundation will offer a variety of grants aimed at helping those creative ‘above the line’ writers, directors, producers and actors that want to tell stories through film and digital media.
Norris said there is tremendous support for the idea of a Film Foundation, and plans are in the works to gain more support by holding a series of social events for film makers throughout the state. Going to various parts of the state where men and women create films will help shine a light on the work they are doing, said Norris.
The New Mexico Film Foundation is a non-profit organization which has partnered with From The Heart Productions to serve as tax exempt fiscal sponsor.
“We are proud to be a fiscal sponsor for the New Mexico Film Foundation. We look forward to working with their filmmakers to create compelling films that make a difference in people’s lives,” said Carole Dean owner and president of From the Heart Productions. From The Heart Productions is a 501(c) 3 non-profit founded by Carole Dean to help filmmakers get their projects produced.
A french music video featuring one of the more popular singers of the day in France is set to shoot in New Mexico. The production is currently seeking an elderly man or woman to play the role of a Shaman in the video.
Prospects need to have a very aged look but with youthful eyes and demeanor – still energetic, lively sparkle in the eyes (reference photos below).
The scene involves the shaman capturing 3 young men that are trouble makers, tying them to a post, and throwing yellow powder on them as she recites a spell. The 3 mischievous men however are able to get loose and runaway before she can cast her spell, and then they end up in the next misadventure. It’s a tongue and cheek spoof of the western genre.
Shoot date will be either January 26 or 27. Pay is $200 for an estimated a half day’s work. If cast out of Las Cruces or El Paso accommodations provided. Meals paid and fuel costs reimbursed if coming in from any long distance.
The New Mexico film, Drunktown’s Finest will be featured at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, but that isn’t the only chance NM has a chance to shine in Park City!
Members of the New Mexico Film Industry are strongly encouraged to RSVP as a guest of Shoot Santa Fe for this free Sundance Film Festival mixer.
The Monday on Main Street reception is a chance for NM filmmakers to invite their guests & associates to mingle and exchange ideas and opportunities in the center of the country’s most revered independent film stage.
Sergeant Young, 25-35, African-American
A former slave, emancipated when he was 15 years old. Young is a well built, confident ,quiet man. He carries a lot of remorse due to his inability to save his mother at the hands of their slave master.
Officer Wilson, 25-35, Caucasian
A sincere, understanding man. Driven by the hatred of his father, Wilson is more accepting then his colleagues. His soul is sad and tortured as he is haunted by the approaching death of his mother.
Young’s Mother, 35-45, African-American
A very loving and protective mother. A life of slavery has broken her spirits, and her son is the only thing she has left to live for.
Bob, 35-60, Caucasian
Bob is a rugged and experienced hunter.
Harvey, 30-55, Caucasian
Harvey is Bob’s brother from the city who comes to visit for a hunting trio with his son, Tim.
Tim, 16-25, Caucasian
Tim is a young man from the city who wants to impress his fatther on the hunting trip.
Redhawk, 30-60, Native American (Apache)
Redhawk is a naturalist Apache hunter, hunting for buffalo with his son.
Blackhawk, 15-30, Native American (Apache)
Son of Redhawk, he has become more accustomed to the white man way of life. He uses a rifle instead of a bow.
Lodging, Travel and meals provided. Shooting will take place over 5 days in Cubero, New Mexico, one day in Ruidosso, NM, and one day at a location to be determined at a later date.