…will be starting a new project in Albuquerque at the end of July.
If you’ve worked with OLC before, be sure to UPDATE your existing account:
Log-in to your account, Click Edit, and click the areas that need to be updated; Contact info., RECENT photos*, etc. You will be notified of the OPTION to pay for an ‘active’ account but it is NOT necessary to be considered for work with OLC.
*You should be the only person in the photo and should not be wearing hats/sunglasses/etc.
OLC will NOT be able to book anyone who does not have an updated talent profile and they will be deleting old, outdated photos/accounts that are not updated. UPDATE! UPDATE!
“Looking forward to working with our awesome NM Talent again soon!” -OLC
To sign up for a new account with OLC click here! – AGAIN, there is no charge for a standard casting profile with OLC, you will be offered a paid upgrade – but it is NOT necessary to be considered for work.
As far as what the project(s) may be…OHI knows that several feature films and a television pilot are headed our way (in addition to the projects currently rolling)…as discussed here.
The newly titled film, “Spare Parts” tells the true story of a group of undocumented Mexican-American teenagers in Phoenix who compete against MIT in a National Underwater Robotics Competition with nothing but spare parts, a dream and drive, led by their teacher played by Marisa Tomei.
Filmed right here in New Mexico as, “La Vida Robot” the film also stars George Lopez as the instructor supervising the students, Jamie Lee Curtis, Carlos PenaVega, Alexa PenaVega, New Mexico’s own Steven Michael and loads of talented New Mexico supporting cast & crew!
Check it out in theaters on January 16.
Follow the New Mexico made movie on Facebook here!
The Better Call Saul premiere has been bumped from November 2014 to early 2015 – but instead of a 13 episode order, the show has been re-upped for a second season for a full 23 episodes. See the Rolling Stone article. I hear they’ll be casting locally through October?
Cuoco coming to town in, “Burning Bodhi”. A coming home story of a troubled young man, played by Landon Liboiron, who returns to a whole mess of personal issues after the death of a childhood friend.
Elvis Presley’s granddaughter Riley Keough will co-star in “Bare”, with Imogen Poots – who starred in the NM Film Fright Night back in 2011. A girl (Poots) desperate to get out of her life in a podunk desert town, hooks-up with a female drifter (Keough) who gives her a glimpse of drugs, stripping, and psychedelic experiences as a way to escape.
AMC the network that brought New Mexico Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, is planning a comedy pilot for early Fall 2014, starring Ethan Sandler, set in Boston, focusing on two brothers who are comically anti early American industrialist & Patrios Paul Revere.
Johnny – Feature film, tells the life story of Johnny Tapia, now in pre-production. Casting underway with Midthunder Casting.
Looking for a six foot reddish blond MALE stand in for Josh Brolin. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a headshot sizes and a PHONE NUMBER.
IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE CASTING CALL
Real Cowgirl to be a Riding Double for Tiessa Farmiga. She is 5’5″ tall aprox 120 lbs light brown hair.
Real Cowboy that can Ride a Horse and pass as a photo Double for Ethan Hawke. Ethan is 5’11” tall aprox 170 lbs and available June 25th thru August 8th.
Send a recent photo and phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.
LONGMIRE CASTING CALL FOR FRIDAY JUNE 27th
CASTING Professional Business Men types and Cop types for TOMORROW Friday, June 27th.
FOR MONDAY JUNE 30th LAST DAY of SEASON 3 shoot
60 + Cowboy types Female and Male 30 to 50 years old to be in the last RED PONY scene of season EMAIL robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.
NOT FILMING HERE is REVENENT, a revenge drama – starring TITANIC actor will film in Western Canada. There is a casting call here in New Mexico on Monday, June 30. LOOKING FOR VERY SPECIFIC NATIVE AMERICAN LOOKS.
JOBS collecting signatures – Marijuana decriminalization.
PAID CANVASSING POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Work starts immediately. Flexible day/evening hours.
Canvassers are needed to gather signatures for marijuana decriminalization campaigns in ABQ and Santa Fe.
After completing a brief training and background check, canvassers will work with a team leader to target public events, high-traffic areas and targeted neighborhoods to gather signatures to put marijuana decriminalization ordinances on the November ballot in both cities.
Paid at $1/signature. Minimum 4 hours of work per day. Canvassers average over 100 signatures per day – can you do better?
Contact Rachael at ProgressNowNM for more info about work in ABQ and Santa Fe.
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s submission deadline is fast approaching submit your film today for a chance to be a part of one of MovieMaker Magazine’s “Coolest Film Festivals on the Planet” and “50 Festival’s Worth the Entry Fee in 2014”.
Late deadline for entries is July 1st, 2014, final deadline: August 1st, 2014.
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
October 15th- 19th, 2014
UPDATED 23 June, 2014 @ 16:38:04: Lead casting references removed at the request of the production.
Oscar nominated director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is set to film, “The Revenant” this fall in Western Canada.
Synopsis: A period revenge thriller which follows a 19th century fur trapper who is left for dead in the wilderness of North America.
Co-written by Gonzalez Inarritu and Mark L. Smith, “The Revenant” is scheduled for release in late 2015.
Call for Native American talent, Monday June 30, 2014 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Casting Director, Rene Haynes is VERY SPECIFICALLY seeking the following, per her official casting notice:
OPEN Casting Call for Native Americans for THE REVENANT
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Producers: Steve Golin, David Kanter, Arnon Milchan, Keith Redmond, James Skotchdopole,
Feature Film, New Regency
Native/First Nations Casting: Rene Haynes
Native/First Nations Casting Asst: Tara Mazzucca
Start Date: Sept. 2014
Filming Location: Western Canada
“THE REVENANT”, an adaptation of the Michael Punke novel, The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge the story of a 19th century fur trapper, Hugh Glass, who gets mauled by a grizzly bear. Near death, the terrain makes it impossible for his colleagues to carry him back to their fort. They leave him for dead but he survives and sets out on a treacherous journey to exactrevenge on those who betrayed him and left him for dead.
Seeking: Native American Teens – MALE – age 12 – 18 who can look age 14 – 15, with a strong
character face, who spend a lot of time outdoors! Minors should have a guardian with them – or written permission from a guardian to be videotaped.
Native American Men – ages 30 – 50+ Weathered and rugged outdoors type. Strong Faces!
Native American Women – ages 30 – 40 Strong female warrior, outdoors type. Strong Faces!
Meetings will be with Casting Director, Rene Haynes. No acting experience is necessary. No need to prepare anything, just come in for the meeting and you may be interviewed on Video Tape for the director. All cast actors will be compensated at applicable SAG/AFTRA or ACTRA rates.
Transportation and Lodging will be provided.
WHEN: MONDAY, June 30, 2014 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM
WHERE: Santa Fe University of Art and Design
1600 ST. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
*Parking at The Film School/The Screen.
*Enter under “THE FILM SCHOOL” sign on building – opposite The Screen.
* ROOM #107
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
It looks like everyone’s favorite girl-next-door is slated to shoot the New Mexico way. Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, “The Big Bang Theory” star, is attached to the upcoming Matthew McDuffie (Odd Girl Out, A Cool, Dry Place) film, “Burning Bodhi”.
The coming of age story written and directed by McDuffie follows Dylan – a young man, who stunned to learn via social media that one of his best friends from high school has suddenly died heads back to his hometown in New Mexico, where he’s confronted by a complex grid of issues and regrets, past and present, involving his troublesome parents and heartbroken first love.
Take a peek at the Director’s Look Book below:
The film is also said to star Sasha Pieterse (Pretty Little Liars), Cody Horn (Magic Mike), Ahna O’Reilly (The Help) and Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove).
Shooting is scheduled to take place in New Mexico next month.
EG Casting is looking for old “beater cars” for multiple scenes in the feature film Sicario.
“Finally make a little money off of those old cars. We will be holding a casting call for cars this Sunday from noon to three, come on by and let us take a photo of your precious beater car, truck, van or RV.” -Elizabeth Gabel
Sunday June 15, 2014
12:00 – 3:00
Far Horizon Studio
300 Washington SE (between Central and Zuni)
Casting Notice for UNRAVELED (Investigation Discovery network)
Peacock Productions, a division of NBC News, is casting re-enactments for UNRAVELED, a true-crime documentary series airing on ID (Investigation Discovery).
Filming will take place Thursday June 26 through Monday June 30 in El Paso and Las Cruces. Most actors will NOT be called for all days of shooting.
Rate is $100/day – for actors who are able to work as local (i.e. provide own housing and transportation) in the El Paso / Las Cruces area.
SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit a headshot, resume, and a link to on-camera work (if available) to peter.cook[at]nbcuni.com, with the role(s) you’d like to be considered for in the subject line.
SEEKING ACTORS TO PORTRAY:
[SON] 50s man, white. Tall, lean build. Brown hair (greying) and goatee. Convicted of killing his mother, claims it was a suicide pact.
[MOTHER] 70s woman, white. Slender build. Grey hair. Spry. Killed by her adult son in an alleged suicide pact. Please describe any experience with horses (role doesn’t involve riding, but involves basic grooming, leading a horse along a trail by its bridle, etc.).
[YOUNG SON] Mid-teens boy, white. Tall, lean build. Brown hair. Discovers the car wreck in which his sister died. NOTE: we are seeking talent 14+ years old for this role.
[YOUNG MOTHER] Mid-30s woman, white. Slender build. Brown hair. Discovers car wreck in which her daughter died.
[FATHER] Early 40s man, white. Tall, slender build. Dark hair. Discovers car wreck in which his daughter died. Later commits suicide.
[SISTER] Late-teens girl, white. Commits suicide by driving car off the road. NOTE: we are seeking talent 18+ years old for this role.
“In a Valley of Violence” casting stand-ins for John Travolta, Ethan Hawke, etc. Filming mid – late July – check the roles out here!
Last Chances for Longmire – getting ready to wrap within the next couple of weeks – season three currently airing on A&E on Monday nights – Construction worker types that own pickup trucks robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.
Blood Father Looking for a 5’5″ to 5’6″ strawberry blond or redhead female stand in for tonight and tomorrow night. Email a photo with sizes and PHONE NUMBER to egabel[at]msn.com.
Sicario looking for hispanic children to shoot a scene with Benicio del Toro…click here!
Better Call Saul is looking for Female & Male African Americans for upcoming scenes. Email, name, contact number, current photo (color only), height, weight, age range, year, make, model & color of your vehicle, your availability & where you live extras[at]whiteturtlecasting.com – will wrap up quick and premiere on AMC in November.
On Tuesday nights tune in to The Night Shift on NBC – pulling in ratings
Big, Huge NEWS!
NM Film Foundation announced annual filmmakers grant provided by George RR Martin. Sci-fi, Fantasy genres. 5 page treatment and a 5 page sample script. Information for submissions will be available on June 14 2014. Grant competition runs through September.
Support local economy…with film tourism!
Breaking Bad Fest – for Fans by Fans! Coming this November! GREAT FOR ABQ
Saturday, June 21 The best short films of the 2014 Santa Fe Film Festival will screen at the 4 to 10:00 p.m. at the Albuquerque Railyards’ in the first Yards Craft Beer solstice celebration of 20 New Mexico craft breweries.
Call for entries Taos Shortz Film Fest are NOW OPEN!
This weekend in Santa Fe, the newly established New Mexico Film Foundation (NMFF) held its first ever “Friendraiser”.
Saturday June 7, 2014 the NMFF board, staff and their event sponsors hosted the gathering of a few hundred filmmakers, friends and fans of film.
The pinnacle of the evening came as NMFF President and Executive Director, Dirk Norris, announced the availability of an annual, $5000 screenwriters grant, made possible by the generous donation of the night’s guest of honor, George R. R. Martin (GRRM).
The prolific author who penned the novels which spawned the hit HBO series, “Game of Thrones” is a Santa Fe resident, known to many locals as the owner of Santa Fe’s own Jean Cocteau Cinema. On Saturday night GRRM expressed his eagerness to see what Sci-fi projects, hopeful local filmmakers will have to offer in the coming years.
“The New Mexico Film Foundation is excited and honored to be working with George in this way,” said Norris, “and appreciate his generosity in helping the independent film community in New Mexico.”
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Screenwriting Grant Details:
$5000 will go to an aspiring screenwriter, annually.
The 2014 submission process will open on June 14th.
Applicants must be a resident of New Mexico, 18 years old and NOT a member of the Writer’s Guild of America.
Scripts must be for a feature length film or original Television Pilot, in the Science Fiction
or Fantasy genres.
The application process will include a 5 page treatment and a 5 page sample script.
Complete information for submissions will be available on the New Mexico Film Foundation website beginning June 14th, 2014.
The submission process will continue until September 15th, 2014. A winner will be announced in in November 2014.
The mission of the New Mexico Film Foundation is to help grow the independent film industry in New Mexico while offering financial support and educational opportunities to New Mexico Independent filmmakers.
The George R.R. Martin screenwriting grant is the first grant the New Mexico Film Foundation has offered.
For more information about the foundation, and to make your tax deductible donation, visit their website at www.nmfilmfoundation.org.
If this is you or someone you know, with availability for the entire shoot, June 23rd to July 27th, send a recent photo, your stats (height, weight, and hair color) and a phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.
JANE GOT A GUN RE-SHOOT CASTING CALL. FILMING JUNE 10TH, 11TH 12TH. A few good looking Cowboys 30 to 60 years old. if this is you or somebody you know and are available please send a recent photo and phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.
BLOOD FATHER – Wednesday night, June 11 needs your cars, 2010 or later (no white and no red).
Also need young male skateboarders and bicyclists that are 18 or older If you are available email a photo and phone number to egabel[at]msn.com.
Back in April we told you about, In the Valley of Violence, 1890s revenge western starring JOHN TRAVOLTA AND ETHAN HAWKE SHOOTS JUNE 23rd through to JULY 25th.
TWO SPEAKING ROLES:
ONE MALE role titled “DOLLAR BILL” over 50, skinny, not bald, gaunt, and can play the role of an easily intimidated individual.
ONE MALE role titled “BARTENDER” over 50, Gray Hair, and facial hair (sideburns, mustaches, beards, and sideburns).
We are also accepting submissions for the following EXTRA positions, which are recurring for the full shoot June 23rd-July 25th: 1 mo.
-A One Armed Man
-3 women over 60
-2 Caucasian Females under 13
-5 Caucasian Males over 60
-2 Native American children
-1 Hispanic Male over 60
-2 Native American Warriors
-1 Native American Female
If you or someone you know fit any of the above roles and are available for this movie email a recent photo and phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.
JOSH BROLIN added to Emily Blunt Benicio del Toro drama, Sicario, scheduled to shoot end of July through Sept.
Another film I told you about, that may coming around the bend: Captain Fantastic, starring Viggo Mortensen
Some NM Films at AFME June 1 – 8
Last night A Man Named Paul with Drunktown’s Finest, Tonight June 5 Tapia, Dead Billy, Friday June 6 Blaze You Out, Saturday June 7 The Odd Way Home, Sunday June 8 Frontera,
The Homesman NM Film starring Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, and “TODD”, Jesse Plemons picked up for distribution after its Cannes Film Festival showing…
This Blogette says, don’t cry Burqueños! I see the writing on the Facebook wall just like you and it stings a little, but wait! Filming location and setting are oft two very different animals. Am I right, or am I right, or am I right?
Believe it or not New Mexico has played stand-in for such exotic locales as Egypt, Cali, Wyoming, Mexico, other worlds, other galaxies and yes even the East Coast…perhaps you’re familiar with the story of a mad chemistry teacher who made his way all the way to New Hampshire to escape his drug dealing comeuppance. And that my friends was all filmed right here in New Mexico.
So take heart #NM, come November New Mexico WILL hit the small screen again in Better Call Saul – under the talented hand of Sir Odenkirk, led by Masters Gilligan and Gould, for most if not all of its filming. Now the only other devastating turn of events, besides leaving NM to shoot would be if “Lynette” doesn’t land a role:
p.s. OHI has confirmed with sources within the production that NM is the only location on the shooting schedule for now…