You must also include all of your contact information, INCLUDING your phone number. If you are selected, you will be given an appointment time. If you feel strongly that you are right for a particular role include that information with your submission.
Keep in mind principal roles are dialogue heavy.
The Following must be VERY strong actors:
Cade Lodger – caucasian male, 18 – early 20s; wishy-washy, torn between cowering loyalty and being himself – Scenes: 100+, Lines: 195, Days: 22
“Trench” Sickert – caucasian male, early 20s – mid 20s; intelligent, violent, and loosing his mind – Scenes: 79, Lines: 177, Days: 22
Posted by Sindicator on March 27, 2012 | Comments Off
As we told you here, here and here, the “scary” lil’ lady known’ish to the world as Chloe Moretz is A FORCE to be reckoned with!
The next force she’ll be reckon’ with is one of the most the time honored horror stories of MY GENERATION…the star featured in New Mexico productions, “The Eye” and “Let Me In” has been cast as the next CARRIE!!!!
THIS ROCKS! Some remakes work and actually hold their own as did the NM production of “Fright Night”, and now with this amazing young starlet in the lead me thinks the CARRIE reboot has a fighting chance (BUT PLEASE DEAR GOD(S) LET THERE BE MORE ORIGINAL SCRIPTED FILM AND TELEVISION IN OUR FUTURE).
Anyhoo, WE LOVES us some CHLOE as much as our own home-grown NM talent, and that rabidly overlooked nut-butter boy, WHO SHOULD’VE been the next Spiderman), but I digress…and anxiously await the redux of this childhood horror starring a fright queen anew, who’s no stranger to NM.
p.s. young Chlo was set to head back to NM for her third stint, except, but, if, and until some changes including recasting the co-star from sexy snaggle-tooth Dunst to amazballs sexy, not-so lively Blake Lively and a production location switch of the indie flick Hick, in theaters May 11.
Posted by Sindicator on March 26, 2012 | Comments Off
“…hard to believe that we are less than six weeks away from the theatrical debut of The Avengers.”
Today our friends at Dis Fan Review have assembled these amazing AVENGERS images, including the great shot above of director Joss Whedon working with Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk) at NM productions hot spot, The Albuquerque Rail Yards.
While Whedon’s Avengers are barreling toward their eagerly awaiting legions of fans in true superhero fashion, more Whedon ties to New Mexico unfurl…
The Santa Fe New Mexican notes: Joss Whedon must love New Mexico! The writer-director of The Avengers, which was filmed in New Mexico, is working on Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog 2, the follow-up to the popular Web series starring Albuquerque native Neil Patrick Harris. Whedon says shooting should begin this summer and that the story has already been outlined.
And third on the wire re: a Whedon/NM connection, New Mexico-born Drew Goddard and longtime collaborator Joss Whedon present, The Cabin in the Woods (opening on April 13), combining “horror, comedy and a slew of sly allusions to movies ranging from the familiar to the for-serious-buff-only…”, so says the Film Journal.com.
UPDATE 03/31/12:On Location Casting is Currently submitting photos to “The Host” film Director for the feature film shoot in Albuquerque and Farmington, New Mexico from 4/9/12-4/28/12.
“Director will picture pick every single extra, NO exceptions! He will NOT consider anyone with a black & white photo and is requesting one Head/Face shot and one Full Body shot of each person. If you don’t have both photos in your profile, you may not be considered. Bad quality, blurry, stretched, photos with more than one person – will NOT be considered. Check your profile if you want to work on this project!! UPDATE YOUR PHOTOS and CONTACT INFORMATION!! We are gearing up quickly and are actively submitting photos now!!
Female Seekers will be 5’9″ and taller. Male Seekers will be 6’0″ and taller. ALL Souls will be 5’4″ and taller. MUST be willing/able to wear colored contact lenses that will be provided by Production.”
Submit or update your FREE OLC talent profile here.
UPDATE 03/25/12:ON LOCATION CASTING IS CURRENTLY “PULLING PHOTOS” FOR THE APRIL/MAY NEW MEXICO SHOOT OF THE HOST!!! TALENT enter here to register and/or update your photos!!!
Filming in Louisiana is well under way on the young adult horror film adapted from Twilight author, Stephenie Meyer’s best selling novel of the same name, “The Host”.
As we’ve been following for you here, Saoirse Ronan stars as 20-year-old Melanie Stryder. Melanie lives in a not-too-distant future in which unseen parasite invaders are taking over people’s bodies, creating a bizarrely complacent group of people. Well, it’s not so bizarre to the ones who have been taken over, which is most of the population…except Melanie. When Melanie is captured and her body and mind invaded, she refuses to give in, retaining many of her human memories and fighting with the parasite for control.
Filming began last month in Louisiana and is/has been slated to shoot in NM before wrap, for release on March 29, 2013.
The SAG Ultra Low Budget film Biomass, a creature based horror movie about a research facility that suffers the containment breach of an experimental new life form, is currently seeking submissions for specific roles.
The following roles are PAID positions starting at $100/day under the SAG agreement. Craft service and meals will be provided. Shooting is set for late January and early February.
Posted by Sindicator on November 26, 2011 | Comments Off
This week’s feature Indie Q presentation at the historic KiMo Theatre in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico is the highly anticipated short thriller, “Under the Stairs”.
Written by Kieran McGowan, directed by Joshua Sallach, starring OHI fave Jack Justice, “Under the Stairs” is about eight-year-old Jack, who “new to his neighborhood, makes his lonely way home from school to arrive at an empty house as the sun goes down. One evening, Jack discovers a creature living in the darkness under the basement stairs – a creature with a sinister rasp and glowing eyes. The creature asks for Jack’s help: it is alone, it is hungry…and it knows his name.”
Attend the FREE PREMIERE SCREENING of “UNDER THE STAIRS”
Wednesday, November 30th, 7pm – 9pm (doors open 6:30) at The KiMo Theatre
The award winning comedic horror short, Plush by Ryan Denmark will open the screening which will also include additional New Mexico made independents.
Meet the casts and filmmakers expected to attend! And check-out this concept to screen preview of Under the Stairs by Jade Norris:
You can take the Native American out of Tonto, but can you take the West out of this western?
The Lone Ranger project has been all but laid to rest once already, to that end producers are now addressing ongoing budgetary concerns. Specifically, Jerry Bruckheimer deconstructs the approximate $10M price slash for The Hollywood Reporter, including the back-and-forth possibility of breaking-up the NM portion of the shoot, hauling it out of the West and into Louisiana where incentives are higher.
“We redid the production plan. We originally laid it out to avoid winter. Every single location we had, there was winter — 30s at night, 50s during the day, best-case scenario. We were jumping around. California, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah. If we had a big crowd scene and then the next day we were shooting just Tonto and the Lone Ranger, we still had the crew “on” because you have them weekly. So we bunched the sequences that were big together, and for the smaller scenes [we] laid off the extras, the effects people, the makeup people. It costs an enormous amount with 150 extras on the set. It’s not the extras, it’s the people that support the extras. You’re still carrying all the wardrobe, makeup and hair people. We bunched together scenes with Tonto and the Lone Ranger, so we had a much smaller crew. We saved about $10 million just by doing that.
Then we looked for the best break in tax incentives. We found that Louisiana gave us a better tax incentive than New Mexico — that was another $8 million. We’re still shooting in New Mexico, and we might [also] go to Louisiana. We’re asking New Mexico to come closer to the Louisiana incentive.
We dropped our California location not because they didn’t offer a tax break but because it was another production office that we had to open. Every time you have a new location, you have to use crew time setting it up for you. There are a lot of expenses.”
Bring it all the way home New Mexico, get a piece of this epic Disney Western with some back-end action or something in exchange for meeting the request…Keep our hotels loaded, tourists coming and our cast & crews employed…and maybe a little global PR to follow, so maybe the rest of the country learns in this century that NM is part of the continental UNITED STATES AND that we have better skiing than AZ.
N. Mex has already lost Quentin Tarantino’s Spaghetti Western Django Unchained starring Leonardo DiCaprio, NM Fave Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz, which starts shooting this November in NOLA.
The movie centers on a young, female journalist who follows the mysterious trail of a missing friend who had been experimenting with mind-altering chemicals developed in secret government drug tests. According to Before the Door, the project is based on real documents, actual test subject testimony and uncovered secrets about programs run by the CIA.
“We are excited to branch out in our storytelling…We’ve produced a movie about the financial crash and an innovative, grounded romantic comedy. ‘The Banshe Chapter’ is an opportunity for us to tackle another film with its roots in reality, but through the lens of horror.”
- Zachary Quinto, Executive Producer
Banshee writer Blair Erickson will make his directorial debut with the film which is scheduled to begin filming in New Mexico within weeks.
Sunchaser’s Stephanie Riggs and Before the Door’s Corey Moosa will produce. Quinto will executive produce with Arnold-Beutel, Neal Dodson and Sean Akers.
Erickson is creative director of the interactive marketing agency “Millions of Us,” where, acording to Behind the Door, he “created breakthrough interactive stories, transmedia experiences and live action stories in virtual worlds, short films and online communities.” [Reuters]
His work includes an online thriller for the “Terminator” franchise, several 3D projects for Sony’s PlayStation Home, among others.
Further information and casting details to follow as soon as they become available!
Posted by Sindicator on February 28, 2011 | Comments Off
Though this heartthrob’s TWO New Mexico movies have yet to be released, our Golden Tumbleweed Awards are about the work – and boy has done that along with thousands more full & part-time New Mexicans who’ve worked in NM Film, on projects recently wrapped and/or released!
Clearly a favorite as voted and swooned about around town, Channing Tatum takes the top spot, voted favorite temporary New Mexican in this year’s poll.
This pristine beauty may not have taken a golden statue home last night but she handily raked in the most votes as a NM favorite! Hailee Steinfeld comes-in tops just over NM’s perpetual film noir, nay horror queen, young Chloe Moretz – both of whom were but recently, relative unknowns – both of whom are destined for only major greatness in the future.
Thanks for participating in the voting process this year and check-in here to see the local results and last years noms & top vote getters.
Posted by Sindicator on February 9, 2011 | Comments Off
Mr. Megan Fox and foxy Mena Suvari star in the upcoming sci-fi, horror Last Stop, filmed in Ruidoso NM. The film is scheduled to be released later this year – no word on if it will be cinematical or DVD direct.
Already minted to DVD and Blueray is the incredible Hammer Films NM Horror/Thriller Let Me In. This chilly horror stars NM’s Own (adopted) scary little lady Chloe Moretz – who I maintain is a FORCE to be reckoned with – I’m talking to you ACADEMY.
Moretz is scheduled to be back for her third NM film, Hick at the end of the month!
As of today she’s in a dead (pun) heat with Oscar contender Hailee Steinfeld in our own Golden Tumbleweed race for NM’s favorite leading lady of the past year…
As we told you here NM’s Own (adopted) teen horror queen, Chloe Moretz is New Mexico re-visiting.
Come February Moretz will star in Hick, the gritty, dramatic story of a troubled teen girl who embarks on a cross-country hitchhike – we thinks Jodi Foster in Taxi Driver meets Reese Witherspoon in Freeway – that’s the caliber we deem Moretz…
The film is based on the acclaimed Andrea Portes novel of the same name. Portes adapted her work for the screen, indie fave Derrick Martini (Lymelife) will direct, Los Angeles casting by Edye Belasco…local casting deets to follow.
It was recently announced that Kirsten Dunst will also star.