Posted by Sindicator on December 6, 2012 | Comments Off
Filmmakers, film lovers, and all manner of arts enthusiasts are sure to file into theaters for this weekend’s Santa Fe Film Festival. Among them will be industry insiders spurred to take notice of the abundance of highly crafted works of passion scheduled to screen at the four day event.
One such work is the orginal New Mexico film, “The Deception” which is garnering critical attention for its dramatic depiction of gay youth and adults dealing with homophobia within society and within themselves. Deception director, Jay Durrwachter and Producer, Jerry Angelo started the journey into the making of this film with “the purpose of creating cultural representation of a marginalized people, to induce discussion, interest, [awareness and understanding]“.
The sold out Sunday night premiere of this riveting film is a big step toward national and international possibilities for the filmmaker’s labor of love. The continuing journey of The Deception is bitter sweet as its rising acclaim comes after the untimely passing of the film’s beloved director Jay Durrwachter who passed away last year after completing work on the production.
Written and directed by Durrwachter, the film stars Jerry Angelo, David Busse, featuring Garrett Wade, Steve Corona, Chris Ranney, Mike Ostroski, Christopher Dempsey, Luce Rains, Andrea Good, Mike Miller and many more.
Jay Durrwachter’s sister, Darlene and their mother will be in attendance at Sunday’s Santa Fe Film Festival screening of his final work.
Darlene Durrwachter tells OHI exclusively, “Jay was [a] multi-talented and meticulous artist, and “The Deception” was the completion of a lifelong dream capping a three decade theatrical, television and film career. The creation of this film was truly a culminating life project for my brother, and I know that he would be so pleased that it was completed and is being shared and viewed.”
Posted by Sindicator on September 28, 2012 | Comments Off
BREAKING NEWS: Santa Fe IFF Changes Screening Date for BLESS ME, ULTIMA with Rudolfo Anaya in Attendance Due to Overwhelming Community Response
**All tickets purchased for the original Wednesday Oct. 17 showing will receive entrance to the after party at Zia Diner on Wednesday, October 17th and also have a seat at the premiere on Thursday, October 18th at the Lensic.**
Santa Fe, NM: The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival announces that the screening of BLESS ME, ULTIMA will now be at The Lensic Performing Arts Center on the 2nd day of the fest with Rudolfo Anaya in attendance on Thursday, October 18th to accommodate the overwhelming community response.
Santa Fe IFF and The Lensic are honored that author Rudolfo Anaya will be at the New Mexico premiere of BLESS ME ULTIMA to accept the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s American Author Award and to sign his books before the premiere. Luke Ganalon the actor who stars as the young Antonio, and Benito Martinez, who plays Antonio’s father Gabriel, will introduce the film.
Due to the astounding advance ticket sales, Santa Fe IFF has also extended the BLESS ME, ULTIMA events to two days beginning on the 1st day of the Fest, Wednesday, October 17th with a special party hosted by the Zia Diner where owner, restaurateur Beth Koch has created a menu inspired by the recipes from Rudolfo Anaya’s book to celebrate the NM premiere of the movie at 9 p.m. at 326 South Guadalupe Street in the Rail Yard.
The venue and date of the screening of BLESS ME, ULTIMA have been changed from Wednesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. at Warehouse 21 to Thursday, October 18th at 7 p.m. at the Lensic. Tickets for the screening are available now at ticketssantafe.org and the Lensic box office 505.988.1234.
Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival relies on the generous support of sponsors andcorporate partnerships to help fund the Annual Film Festival. A special thanks to this years’ committed sponsors: (media partner) Hutton Broadcasting; (official sponsors) Inn and Spa at Loretto, Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa, Studio X, Hotel Santa Fe, Lensic, Warehouse 21, Lensic Performing Arts Center; (community sponsors) IATSE Local 480, HDNM, ,La Posada de Santa Fe Resort, Garrett’s Desert Inn, San Francisco Bar & Grill, Zia Diner, Cowgirl BBQ, Flying Star, Ore House at Milagro, Santa Fe Studios, Santa Fe Studios, Garson Studios, Albuquerque Studios, Whole Foods; (signature sponsors) Tamalewood, High Desert Digital, Meow Wolf, Fred Ray Lopez of Santa Fe Tinworks; (contributing partners) Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Southwest CARE Center, Quail Run, KUNM, Hinkle Law Firm, Farm to Restaurant New Mexico, Winds of Choice Chiropractic Healing; (festival partners) Ace Hardware, Century Bank, Image Ratio, One Mind Design.
Other partners include: Santa Fe County, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Kindle Project, and the McCune Foundation.
About the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival was founded four years ago by local filmmakers to bring the best of independent film to Santa Fe and reignite the historic love affair between Santa Fe and Film. 2012 marks the fourth year of Santa IFF’s all volunteer organization offering a growing festival for independent film, filmmakers, and film lovers. Santa Fe IFF is dedicated to the economic development of our city and New Mexico film. Santa Fe IFF is committed to attracting a growing number of people who make and love films from all over the world to join this year’s Fest to enjoy independent films and the unique charm of Santa Fe.The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival continues its mission in exhibiting the best of independent film to diverse audiences, creating educational opportunities, and building community partnerships.
The 4th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film takes place October 17 to 21, 2012. For more information contact:
The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival takes place October 17 to 21, 2012. For more information contact:
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From the Book that was Banned, Burned and Forbidden, the New Mexico Movie Premiere of Bless Me, Ultima Opens the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival on October 17, 2012.
Santa Fe, NM (August 27, 2012) The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is thrilled to announce its 2012 festival will open with the New Mexico premiere of Bless Me, Ultima the film based on the beloved classic, “the book that was banned, burned, and forbidden.” Bless Me, Ultima written by treasured New Mexico author Rudolfo Anaya will kick off the fourth year of the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival on October 17th at Warehouse 21 heading up a full festival schedule over 5 days in 4 venues in downtown Santa Fe. Santa Fe IFF runs October 17th to 21st with over 75 film screenings, filmmaker workshops and after-parties. The Opening night party will be held at Zia Diner with a special menu created by local restaurateur Beth Koch based on recipes from Bless Me, Ultima. The Awards Ceremony will be on Saturday October 20th at The Lensic Performing Arts Center. This year, Santa Fe IFF inaugurates its New Mexico Tin Pie Plate Awards created by Fred Ray Lopez of santafetinworks.com to hold their signature Pie Awards homemade by the Executive Director’s Mom.
Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima is a drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly curandera who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village. Many New Mexicans can remember growing up reading this incredible book, and have long awaited the movie. Bless Me, Ultima is an award-winning classic, however, it has been controversial and has been banned in school curriculum and public libraries, as recently as this year in Arizona. Opening the festival with Bless Me, Ultima represents Santa Fe IFF’s commitment to supporting films made in New Mexico featuring a New Mexican cast and crew. Executive Director Jacques Paisner states, “The mission of Santa Fe IFF is to show that New Mexico is the best place to watch and make films. We are especially excited to present the New Mexico premiere of Bless Me Ultima written here by a beloved New Mexico author and filmed in our state.”
Santa Fe IFF is excited that Southwest CARE Center has come on as a contributing partner to bring the timely critically acclaimed film Call Me Kuchu to the 2012 fest. David Kato, the first openly gay man in Uganda and his fellow activists work tirelessly to defeat a new bill that threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death, while combating vicious persecution in their daily lives.”Racking up awards from the Berlin Film Festival to Toronto’s Hot Docs, and closing this year’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival at NYC’s Film Society of Lincoln Center…Call Me Kuchu… is one of those rare docs that manages to enlighten, uplift and enrage in equal doses.” Lauren Wissot (Santa Fe IFF Director of Programming, Filmmaker Magazine Contributing Editor) Call Me Kuchu will screen at CCA (Center for Contemporary Arts) on Friday, October 19. For info on Santa Fe IFF 2012 festival passes and tickets go to www.santafeiff.com or call 505 349-1414.
Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival program, events and filmmaker brunch rely on the generous support of sponsors and corporate partnerships. A special thanks to this year’s committed sponsors: (media partner) Hutton Broadcasting; (official sponsors) Inn and Spa at Lorretto, Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa, Studio X, Hotel Santa Fe, Lensic Performing Arts Center, Warehouse 21, IATSE Local 480, HDNM, Santa Fe Studios; (community sponsors) La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa, Garrett’s Desert Inn, San Francisco Street Bar & Grill, Zia Diner, Cowgirl BBQ, Flying Star, Ore House at Milagro, Inside Santa Fe, Garson Studios; (signature sponsors) Tamalewood, High Desert Digital, Meow Wolf, Fred Ray Lopez of Santa Fe Tinworks, Whole Foods; (contributing partners) Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Southwest CARE Center, Quail Run, KUNM, Hinkle Law Firm, Farm to Restaurant New Mexico, Winds of Choice Chiropractic Healing; (festival partners) Century Bank, Image Ratio, One Mind Design.
Other supporters include: Santa Fe County, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Kindle Project, and McCune Foundation.
About the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival was founded four years ago by local filmmakers to bring the best of independent film to Santa Fe and reignite the historic love affair between Santa Fe and film. 2012 marks the fourth year of Santa IFF’s all volunteer organization offering a growing festival for independent film, filmmakers and film lovers. Santa Fe IFF is dedicated to the economic development of our city and New Mexico film. Santa Fe IFF is committed to attracting a growing number of people who make and love films from all over the world to join this year’s Fest to enjoy independent films and the unique charm of Santa Fe. The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival continues its mission of exhibiting the best of independent film to diverse audiences, creating educational opportunities, and building community partnerships.
From the creative team of John KD Graham, Alexandra Boylan, Raquel Cantu, Andrew Maiorano, Richard Galli, Andrew Boylan, and Sean McClellan, this movie will make you want to change the locks to your home and purchase a top-of-the line alarm system (or maybe a shotgun):
A lone woman battles two psychotic squatters for her home and her life.
Job, parents, money, apartment—Gwen Stevens has lost everything. Seeking to regain control of her quickly disintegrating life, Gwen returns to her remote childhood home to sift through her past and focus on finding new direction. Her quest for control is quickly challenged when she discovers that the house that was once her sanctuary is now someone else’s domain — and she is not welcome. Two psychotic squatters leave Gwen terrorized, tormented, and far from help. Gwen’s retreat devolves into a battle for her home and, ultimately, a desperate fight for her life.
Director: John KD Graham
Written by: Andrew Boylan
Produced by Alexandra Boylan and John KD Graham
Cinematographer: Richard Galli
Assistant Director: Andrew Maiorano
Gaffer: Sean McClellan
Cast: Alexandra Boylan, Raquel Cantu, Christopher Dempsey and Lorena Segura York
Thursday March 22 at 7:00 p.m.- SANTA FE
1600 St. Michael’s Drive
Santa Fe, NM – (505) 473-6494
All screenings are free to the public and followed by audience/filmmaker Q&A.
DVDs expected to go on sale late this Spring. Follow the film on Facebook here.
Premiered February 1st 2012 in Santa Fe, NM to a packed house of industry insiders and advocates, MADE IN NEW MEXICO is “an inside look at the film and media-making industry in New Mexico – from its history to its future – and how progressive tax incentives fueled a boom in production stirring up political controversy over the industry’s true value to the state in difficult financial times.”
STATEWIDE SCREENING SCHEDULE TO DATE
UPDATE 2/17/12: TWO MORE dates just added…
Alamogordo – THURS FEB 23 7p Aviator 10
3651 Mesa Village Drive, Alamogordo, NM 88310
The first ever of festival its kind, Chronos is a pioneering forum for innovation, technology, digital media and education to encourage youth involvement through film scholarship.
KiMo Theatre Chronos Film Festival Schedule
November 3, 2011
Master of Ceremonies, John Kapelos
9:00 am registration
Opening speech by Philip Bloom keynote speaker and guest of honor.
Screenings 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Break for lunch 12-1:00 pm
1:00 John Kapelos shows “Commentary”
2:00 pm Audio Talk by Gary Lux
3:00 pm Panel Discussion by Philip Bloom, Jon Connor, Cristina, Eric Kessler, Gary Lux, Jared Levy, Brad Kremer, and others.
4:00 Jared Levy Shows Graffiti Fine Art
Philip Bloom introduces “Koyaanisqatsi”
5:00 pm “Koyaanisqatsi” by Godfrey Reggio
6:45 pm “Enter the Dojo” by Matt Page
7:15 pm ”Mother’s Red Dress” by writer/director Edgar Michael Bravo and Producer John Paul Rice
10:00 pm Meet-up at the One Up Bar
Friday, November 4th, 2011
Master of Ceremonies: John Kapelos
10:00-11:00 am Talk by Philip Bloom
11:00 am-12:00 pm Screenings
12:00 pm-1:00 Brad Kremer Film and Talk (kids)
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Jon & Cristina Give Masters in Motion Talk
4:00 pm-7:00 pm Break
7:00 Dinner Reception TBA with Party
8:00 pm John Kapelos introduce Steve Weiss for awards ceremony.
8:30 pm Performance by Amanda Ply
November 5, 2011
10:00am 3pm Shooters Run with Philip Bloom, Brad Kremer, Jon Connor, Cristina Valdivieso, Jared Levy and others.
Closing Party with The Strange
5pm Downtown Albuquerque
$12.00 Films only
Seniors and Students
$10.00 TOTAL anything with student school ID
$30.00 for day or evening only pass to panels and discussions.
$60.00 for full day pass
(times and showing subject to change)
Posted by Sindicator on October 17, 2011 | Comments Off
Most definitely barreling toward New Mexico at the speed of light and sound is an elite group of filmmakers, equipment and technological innovators, artists and rabid film fans!
One of these breakthrough film makers is Jared Levy. Fresh from a two year stint in São Paulo Brazil, Levy is bringing his latest film, Graffiti Fine Art to be featured in New Mexico’s Own Chronos Film Festival.
A journalism and documentary film graduate out of Syracuse New York, Levy credits direct interface with his subjects such as the time spent quite literally camped-out on the streets of Brazil to capture the amazing visuals of the underground art scene there, as illustrated by international artists who flocked to the exhibition for the chance to be showcased. Moreover Levy names innovators in DSLR equipment, technology and his peer pioneers for pushing the envelope in the medium for his ever ongoing “education” in film.
Overly humbled and sweet when acknowledging his role at Chronos as a unique opportunity to represent the medium amongst and on panel with the artists, manufacturers and outlets that aim to support the creative arts, even naming Philip Bloom “a professor” in his field, Levy noted that the participation of Steve Weiss, Eric Kessler and the support of Vimeo as key elements to the excitement surrounding this first ever festival of its kind.
When I got a chance to catch-up with Jared, the versatile artist had just wrapped some visual shooting of Jay-Z and co. at the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation’s Carnival: Making The Ordinary Extraordinary, where the star raised over $1M in a matter of hours for college education funding for underprivileged youth.
Now after showings of his award winning, labor of love, Graffiti Fine Art at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Fest and Urban Media Filmmakers in Atlanta, Levy is headed our way.
(Albuquerque/Santa Fe, NM) In association with The Albuquerque Film Office, Sponsored by Zacuto, Vimeo Presents: Chronos first annual Film Festival, a pioneering forum for innovation, technology, digital media and education to encourage youth involvement through film scholarship. The first ever of festival its kind, Chronos is partnered with YDI Digital Arts Outreach as the event’s title beneficiary, with donations also benefiting Big Brothers, Big Sisters of New Mexico.
Chronos will launch on Thursday, Nov 3, 2011 with a screening of Godfrey Reggio’s groundbreaking visual arts film, “Koyaanisqatsi” at 5:00pm at the historic Kimo Theatre in Downtown Albuquerque.
Film submissions in Time-Lapse, Stop Motion, Slow Motion, & Youth (16 & under) categories are being accepted for early registration through October 15, 2011. Entrants films will be screened and promoted on the Chronos Film Festival channel on Vimeo.com. Sponsors Zacuto and Kessler Crane have provided generous prizes for winners per film category.
Visit the event website, chronosfilmfestival.com for full festival details including submission guidelines, attendance packages, partners/sponsors, and the iconic film and photography guest list including Keynote Speaker Philip Bloom and Master of Ceremonies John Kapelos.
As I am but a lowly housewife with internet access (think Roseanne with slightly better furniture, worse housekeeping and no actual wage earning) I defer to an actual journalist, as I almost always do, except, if and when I refer to fellow hacks ;).
Here, from real-life professional entertainment journalist, Chris J. Ortiz is a full fledged article about the long awaited New Mexico film The Bigfoot Election.
After being fired, a boozy, derelict small town deputy named Talmadge Mooseman (Marc Shuter) is convinced to run for sheriff by his gruff adoptive father Carlin (Randall Oliver). He enlists the help of his endearing, albeit dim-witted friend Amer (Matt Peterson), and the two devise a Bigfoot hoax to garner attention and votes from the townspeople. Things quickly spiral out of control as the con begins to take on a life of its own and becomes bigger than either of them imagined. Matters get complicated even further when the local mayor (Bruce Holbrook) brings in an alluring cryptozoologist (Ashlee Renz-Hotz) and enlists Talmadge to guide her during her search.
The mission of Chronos is to celebrate the art of altered time perception cinematography including time-lapse, slow motion, and stop motion photography. The Chronos Film Festival will create a forum for innovation, technology, digital media and education that will encourage youth involvement through film scholarship. We are proud to partnered with YDI Digital Arts Outreach as our main beneficiary, and will also contribute monies to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of New Mexico.
The Chronos Film Festival will launch with a showing of Godfrey Reggio’s “Koyaanisqatsi” at 1200pm (noon) on Thursday, Nov 3, 2011 at the Historic KiMo Theatre in Downtown Albuquerque, with a second showing at 4:00 pm. We are also proud to announce the 2pm showing of No Restrictions Entertainment film “Mother’s Red Dress” a social issue film written and directed by Edgar Michael Bravo and Produced by John Paul Rice. We will close the evening with a film with “Commentary” a film by John Kapelos, showing at 6:00 pm. The Albuquerque Film Office is a special sponsor and contributor to these events.
The Chronos Film Festival is honored and proud to present an impressive *lineup of altered time perception photography and film-making talent from all over the world!
There’s no passion like comic passion…all the epic story intensity and character mania will reach fever pitch in BURQUE in just a few short weeks when…
THE HULK, THE GREEN LANTERN, LT. BOOMER, SHEBA, BOBOA FETT, CHEWBACCA, YODA, COLONEL WILMA DEERING, BUCK ROGERS AND MANY MANY MORE beloved characters from so many iconic sagas, and the fascinating & talented people behind them make their way to our fair city to exhibit, mingle and DAZZLE!
Amid all the hero gazing, check out the many artists’ displays, competitions, and sponsor exhibitions!
Keep-up with all the Albuquerque Comic-Con details and events here.
“The first 10-12 short films submitted that have the caliber of prospering in this venue will be invited on a first come basis and advertised on the website as an official selection in competition for the Comics in Film Festival – Best New Original Comic Book Genre Film” – Fireborn Films
*Short Films must be based on original work, characters and ideas unless written permission has been granted
“Becoming Eduardo was recently nominated for Best Feature Film at the prestigious Burbank International Film Festival. The Festival has a good reputation for serving as a platform for emerging and talented filmmakers such as Director, Rod McCall and Producer, Brad Littlefield.
Presented by Open Range Pictures, in association with The Creative Media Institute, Becoming Eduardo has already won numerous awards, most recently, the New Mexico Film Festival Award. The film has also picked other awards, including the Milagro Award at the Santa Fe Film Festival and went on to receive several others including, The Tamalewood Award for Best Latin Film; The Audience Choice Award and Best New Mexico Film award at the White Sands Film Festival. “I’ve always maintained that as long as this film touches another young life, and helps someone avoid experiencing pain or mistakes, the project was worthwhile” said Littlefield. He further commented, “I am so deeply honored that our film has gone on to receive the respect, admiration and recognition of the greater film community.”
Film industry veterans, Elizabeth Pena and A Martinez and Julian Alcaraz,(the Latino Marlon Brando) alongside Elizabeth Blanco and Mike Dunay were the combined elements for bringing this story to life as well as infusing their rich American/Hispanic heritage. » Read the full post
Posted by Sindicator on August 27, 2010 | Comments Off
As Heard on Coyote 102.5 August 27, 2010
My personal New Mexican of the week is the Q Spot’s own Erica Viking! Her show is simply kickin’ a** and takin’ names in the Q and beyond and she did an awesome job all week featuring all the people and events of the Albuquerque Film Festival!
Hard to believe it’s only the second annual event with its loaded schedule which wraps this weekend with ongoing all day workshops and all night film screenings plus end of the night bashes every night now through Sunday at the Hard Rock Casino – Click here for the weekend’s full schedule, including an actor’s panel and the Last Movie, a Dennis Hopper Retrospective
Also tonight at the Hard Rock: Albuquerque the Magazine’s Hot Singles Party is finally here!
p.s. Congrats Dan Mayfield. The former Journal staffer is now ABQ the mag Editor in Chief! (mini-woot!)
Of course you can always find Salsa in the Q if you know where to look…Every Tuesday Night at Cosmo Tapas! DJ Quico spins Salsa-Reggaetón-Merengue-Bachata-ChaCha! 8pm-1:30am! FREE Bachata Dance Lesson, 9pm! FREE/No Cover!
This weeks Mix & Mingle recommendation is: Buzz Networking ABQ‘s weekly Film & Fashion Industry events, join them this Wed at ABQ Brew Pub. These innovative mixers aim to “revolutionize the way people approach, and enjoy both social and business networking…”
And it’s finally here…dinner with Daddy-to-be NPH this SUN, SUN, SUN donate to Musical Theatre Southwest anytime… » Read the full post
“Founded by Stephen Cuomo, Buzz Networking Abq is a company dedicated to revolutionizing the way people approach, perceive, and enjoy both social and business networking. BuzzNetworkingABQ produces monthly high-energy Fashion Show Events in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.” -Buzzz505
Super-duper congrats to NM’s Own Jesse Tyler Ferguson Emmy nominated for Best Supporting Actor on ABC’s Modern Family, NM’s favorite son Neil Patrick Harris Best Supporting actor on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother AND his guest spot on the staggeringly successful Fox series Glee. NM Production for Best Mini-series nominee Georgia O’Keeffe and Emmy Award winning lead actor Bryan Cranston and ABQ’s Own Breaking Bad nominated best Drama again – Woot!
Filmfestapalooza, Casting and all the Film news fit to *blog* – Keep up on all the latest with me, on OneHeadlightInk/Sindication. I’ll give you the goss. and break the deets to you first. Connect with me and tell me what’s new on your film and production agenda too! Link to our national friends who are as passionate about keeping Entertainment thriving and accessible to you like NYC’s On Location Vacations and Native American Hollywood!
Get Your Grub on – Free Chick-fil-a today, win 88 giveaways, from doughnuts to a Ford Fiesta from our local Krispy Kreme doughnuts and hit-up Blake’s Lotaburger for your free meal…ONLY at 2529 Washington NE 10-4 today!
Nom your BEST of the CITY – Albuquerque the Magazine is NOW taking your votes for their annual Best of the City edition. Weigh in on everything from your favorite Bartender, Best Red or Green Chile, Best Place to take in the sunset, your favorite blogger and (back in the saddle) radio host! Woefully left off the survey is ABQ’s Best Actor, Director etc. BUT luckily there’s a happy Write-in “Best of what we forgot” category…Best Social Media in the Q?
Get this dish and more every Friday with your Sindicator on the Q Spot with Erica Viking on Coyote 102.5
Each fest is oozing with NM filmies + and if you’ve never been on a set or to a fest ea. is a must. The films themselves will no doubt be extraordinary, the people and culture are phenomenon unto themselves.
Come out and support what is rapidly becoming a major force in the state we all love. These are showcases, fundraisers and educational experiences sure to boost our sagging economy and raise our sometimes glib spirits. Dip your toe in the experience or dive all the way in…
It’s a trip – for Jenna
Keep checkin’ with us for announcements on these festivals, indie. film casting and crew calls and so much more. Par exemple the L.A./ABQ feature length film shoot of Dear Pen Pals has been seeking locals for extras and starring roles. Click here for full deets.
You can Cartwright-up for the day or the 1/2 day by donating $125 – $500 to the Santa Fe Film Festival. Your tax deductible donation opens the gates of this modern day Ponderosa to you where like Hoss and the gang you can enjoy a real homestead experience while helping the local film making community.
The more you know New Mexico – This showcase of our land and the enchantment therein…priceless. Now let ma dogooding Huckleberry make his property as prosperous as possible! We’re looking like burros in assless chaps bucking a homeboy who does so much for his adopted home state.
And p.s. this story is going global as the ACLU is getting involved to show us how to treat a brother – global asses, just what NM needs…