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Say Say Say Passion Play & Fright Night Style

Posted by on April 18, 2011 | Comments Off on Say Say Say Passion Play & Fright Night Style

While Fright Night holds tight to its official trailer the Wholly New Mexico film that’s destined for a limited release before hitting the DVD bin and Netflix circuit makes a great showing in this theatrical trailer!

Wily willed co-star Mickey Rourke made headlines last week yo-yoing between trashing the flick and reneging to reining-in powerful statements made about his leading lady, the lovely Megan Fox.

Last week Rourke told peeps at a Hollywoo party that PP is just a “terrible, terrible movie” and then later dropped the cool waters of ‘you ain’t all that’ on his previous statements about Fox being one of the most talented actresses of all time, by reemphasizing, “that I’ve worked with” then allegedly adding the patented Mickey Rourke f-you smirk that keeps us all coming back for more no matter what revision of his face we’re confronted with.

Here’s Mick’s rebuttal to the mag that printed his less than stellar review of Passion Play:

“Hey, guys. When I talked to you, I was at a party. It was loud and crowded, I was in a shitty mood and I was trying to get rid of your reporter. Mitch (the director of the movie) is one of my best friends since we were kids. I loved working with him and would do it again tomorrow. I don’t know why I said that stupid shit. I love Mitch, I love Megan. My bad.”

Congrats to all our talented locals that worked on this epic saga!

And whilst we wait to see the official Fright Night trailer here’s what the star of that flick said in front of a crowed screening the film to stick his foot in his gorgeous mouth over his latest Wholly New Mexico Movie:

“Meself, as a fan of the original, it doesn’t change. I don’t think I’ll have a copy of this version in my library, but I have the original at home…” – Colin Farrell

Later explaining to EW “What I meant was [I wouldn’t own it] because I’m in the f-ing thing!” He said he cringes when he watches himself. “It’s always uncomfortable.”

Stir that pot boys! Keep ’em talking, get ’em watching! Go New Mexico Film! And now if you need a warm fuzzy, mosey on over to the eloquence of sexy Olivia Wilde’s love letter to NM here.

Peek Passion Play

Posted by on September 10, 2010 | Comments Off on Peek Passion Play

NM Film Passion Play – Premieres at the Toronto Film Festival tonight.

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Posted by on October 9, 2011 | One comment

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Disc Passion

Posted by on March 11, 2011 | Comments Off on Disc Passion

UPDATE 3/28/11: New Poster

UPDATE 3/12/11: Now Perez says Passion will see limited big screen action on May 6 prior to the DVD/Blu-ray roll-out!

A fave amongst locals who’ve worked on her New Mexico flicks, Megan Fox’s latest film may only see silver screens of Toronto where it debuted last fall.

According to the news, and by news I mean Perez Hilton and Michael K. the Jennifer’s Body starlet’s latest film will be going direct to DVD.

Mick & Meg at Play in ABQ

Posted by on January 10, 2010 | 2 comments

Double timing it in the cool of the Southwest Winter – Here’s Megan Fox filming in ABQ yesterday.

After having her cute tail chased by fire in the desert for the 2009 release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the Golden Tumbleweed nominee covers up and looks more chilly than icy shooting scenes for Passion Play with Mickey Rourke

Meg is fighting it out in the race for the first Golden Tumbleweed Fave Actress category, currently in second place behind a three way between Amy Adams, Charlize Theron and Natilie Portman for topsies.

Click here to vote.

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Get Your ‘Freak’ on With Passion

Posted by on October 19, 2009 | Comments Off on Get Your ‘Freak’ on With Passion

Rourke/Fox Passion Play NM

The PAID EXTRAS casting call has been released from Crew New Mexico for principal filming of the upcoming Fox/Rourke flick Passion Play.

Sought for featured roles are (but not limited to): “Freaks, white bread, disfigured, tiny, huge, Mexican, Tarahumara, Jewish, African American,
businessmen, strippers, carnies, Chinese, models, homeless, military, amputees”, on and on and on…including “ALL types, ALL ages of local Santa Fe/Albuquerque”

Stand-in positions also avail. for the three lead roles.

Registration with photos at onlocationcasting.net is required for consideration for this and other projects. See Crew New Mexico’s Blog for all the details.

They’re ba-ack…OLC Casting in New Mexico

Posted by on June 30, 2014 | Comments Off on They’re ba-ack…OLC Casting in New Mexico


On Location Casting, the extras casting company behind these New Mexico productions:

Fright Night
Passion Play
The Spy Next Door
Observe and Report
Crazy Heart
In Plain Sight
Lemonade Mouth
Easy Money

…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.

#NM Goats – Seeking Distribution

Posted by on February 16, 2012 | Comments Off on #NM Goats – Seeking Distribution

UPDATE: Image Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Goats! The indie film distributor, which also released NM production Passion Play, is planning a theatrical release this spring.

Thanks Brent via THR

Christopher Neil’s directorial debut recently screened at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah. His film, Goats shot right here in NM last spring and featured some of our favorite local talent, including Vince McDaniel and Shenita Moore.

Here are a few reviews from that screening:

“Goats is…filled with gorgeously composed shots and some absolutely stunning cinematography by Wyatt Troll. The shots in the desert are of a painterly beauty…” – Movie City News

A “perfectly balanced, albeit insane cast.” – Screencrave

“The cast presents the subtle humor and the deep touching moments eloquently. This film is a must see for anyone that enjoys a coming of age story…” – Christian Cinema

“Goats defies convention by blurring the lines between genres and challenging the notion of what the typical coming of age story needs to be. The film surprises at every turn.” – Pro Networks


Having a self-absorbed New Age mother and an estranged father means 15-year-old Ellis Whitman has grown up relying on an unconventional guardian: a goat-trekking, marijuana-growing sage called Goat Man. So when Ellis decides to leave the alternative ways of his desert homestead for a stuffy East Coast prep school, major changes are in store. But not in the way you’d think. Though often stoned, the exceedingly smart and capable Ellis effortlessly aces school and excels at track. As the year progresses, it’s his relationships with the adults in his life that test him, challenging his beliefs about responsibility and trustworthiness.

With its expansive vision of family and passel of delicious oddball characters transposed from screenwriter Poirier’s novel with deadpan naturalism, GOATS wryly balances satire with poignancy and tenderness. Ellis’s eventual disillusionment with his various “parents” forces him to seek and find strength within and to realize the truth about love: it’s never perfect, but it is always there. – C.N.

The Goats script is an adaptation of the 2001 novel of the same name. Both the novel and the screenplay were penned by Mark Poirier.

The film stars David Duchovny, Vera Farmiga, Ty Burrell, Justin Kirk, Anthony Anderson, Keri Russell, and Graham Phillips. In addition to the New Mexico shoot, the 2011 production also filmed in Tucson, Arizona and Watertown, Connecticut.

Goats is currently seeking distribution.

Golden Girls

Posted by on February 5, 2011 | One comment

Favorite Temporary New Mexican Actress

As you’re whiling away the hours of this weekend waiting for your chance to vote on your Favorite Local Talent…keep your eyeballs cozy with these Big Screen “Hollywood Types” who’ve worked in NM Film.

Like their A-List male counterparts all of these lovely ladies have nabbed a nom for Favorite Actress in OneHeadlightInk’s 2ND Golden Tumbleweed Awards Poll!

The New Mexico Arts & Entertainment boom brings major productions, entertainers, artists and trades to our state. Whether they blow through town, return with the ebb and flow of their projects or they stay and become one of our own, all the big names mean big notoriety and even bigger opps for NM’s ample local talent!

All of the gorgeousness above worked NM Film in 2010 with productions that wrapped or released last year – save the lovely Rachel Nichols, her Santa Fe Film The Loop wrapped in ’09 and got a 2010 release date pushed out to 2011 – but we just had to fit her in, lest we’d be remiss…

Vote for your fave now and feel free to write-in your own! Plus there’s still time to send us your favorite local actor/actress suggestions to add to our growing list of noms!

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Here is your look at last year’s faves…thanks to Natalie Portman and Megan Fox for being “repeat offenders”. And here’s to many, many more to come!

NM Takes Toronto

Posted by on September 14, 2010 | Comments Off on NM Takes Toronto

This Wholly New Mexico film has one supremely creepy movie poster. Love it?

The forthcoming redux of the Swedish horror Let The Right One In by Hammer films is one bloody NM production. Let Me In premiered last night at the Toronto Film Festival.

Scheduled for wide’ish release on October 1. Click here for full ©Sindication coverage of the production and the official trailer.

The Wholly New Mexico film Passion Play also premiered to some harsh reviews last night in Toronto – but it seems that Bill Murray manages to win high praise overall.

Mayhaps pre-come wide(r) release we will get to roll out the red & yellow for our own NM premieres of these flicks…

NM Film Yesterday Today y Mañana

Posted by on September 8, 2010 | Comments Off on NM Film Yesterday Today y Mañana

Yesterday – It’s been many, many yesterdays since we’ve been telling you that Robert Pattinson would soon hit Nuevo México and it looks like he’s been tippy-toeing around. The face that regularly launches tweens and house fraus alike into a manic frenzy was spotted in the City Different (Santa Fe) over the weekend. He and his co-stars in the forthcoming Unbound Captives are likely prize candidates for ushering in the new dawn of Paparazzi scouting going on in NM…

Today – It is official that the eagerly awaited Passion Play starring Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, Rhys Ifans, Bill Murray, Kelly Lynch will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this month (Sept. 9-19).

Mañana – It is being reported that Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage will star in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s upcoming Bollywood gangster movie Broken Horses coming soon to New Mexico. As we have previously published Mickey Rourke is also slated to star.

Slow Burn Aids Safe House NM

Posted by on September 4, 2010 | Comments Off on Slow Burn Aids Safe House NM

Tonight at Malarky’s, Slow Burn “Albuquerque’s Ultimate Party Rock Band” take the stage for a second night bringing “booze, babes, raffles, prizes & auctions” together with the raucous clang of hard rock topped off with the sweetness of triumph over adversity.

The sexy ladies of the Duke City Darlins join Slow Burn in this one of a kind event where the music and good times are the passion play aiming to slam the lid on “intimate partner domestic violence”.

Join them to raise funds and awareness for S.A.F.E. House New Mexico, who “provide temporary shelter, services, and education for women and their children who are in a state of crisis as a result of physical, sexual, emotional or economic abuse, and to assist in developing other services to meet related needs of women as the Association may see fit in the future.”

Get out and GET OUT!

S.A.F.E. House Statewide Hotline: 1-800-773-3645

Contact for more info. and to DONATE.

LIVE From Comic-Con

Posted by on July 24, 2010 | 7 comments

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The buzz-buzz is that Favs brought HARRISON FORD to his first Comic-Con experience to participate in the Cowboys and Aliens panel this evening…How did Han Solo never go to Comic Con before? Stud.

Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde and Sam Rockwell also appeared. The NM shoot is getting lots o’buzz as Favreau says C&A will be back for Comic Con 2011 just before the release of the much anticipated film – which, as was just disclosed will be in 2 Dimensions…Favs said, “f*ck it” after early digital test shoots.

Just a few weeks into filming the Cowboys ensemble did not disappoint – even bringing a preview reel of the movie that brought the crowd to its feet.


First pic of Daniel Craig on the New Mexico set:

Via Platinum Studios

More from NM:
Cowboys and Aliens, Robert Pattinson, New Hollywood, NM, Julia Roberts, Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Robert Downey Jr., Megan Fox, The Book of Eli, Passion Play, Fright Night, Disney’s Lemondade Mouth

Zombie Comedy Commeth to the Q

Posted by on May 29, 2010 | One comment


The forthcoming zombie comedy-horror penned by Director
Chris Gabriel has cast none other than the evil Dr. Calico, Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, [tv] CSI, The Mentalist, Entourage, Heros) in the lead.

First Platoon will shoot in Albuquerque this summer and also stars perennial frightfest actor Sid Haig (The Devil’s Rejects, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Rob Zombie’s Halloween) and NM Film regular Arron Shiver (The Book of Eli, Passion Play, The Dry Land, Brothers, The Men Who Stare at Goats).

Award winning composer Bart Samolis is on board to produce an original score for the film.

NM Film Yesterday, Today y Mañana

Posted by on March 15, 2010 | One comment

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Yesterday – Thor hath commeth. Star Natalie Portman in Santa Fe as filming began on Disney/Marvel’s epic comicbook saga THOR on Monday – OLV.

The otro día – NM’s Own Jeff Bridges on Oprah preparing for the NM shoot of the Coen Bro’s True Grit just days after his Oscar win for NM film Craz-zazy Heart. Bridges & fellow Oscar nabbers sign the great O’s No Phone Zone pledge…p.s. Hands free in full effect in the Q et al.

Today – Steven Soderbergh’s KNOCKOUT is filming in the Los Alamos area through thursday via our friends OLV in NYC – covering the beat coast to coast.

Mañana – The forthcoming I-Ron Man deux, starring NM film alums; Due Date leading man RDJ and Passion Play‘s Micky Rourke is shot in part at Garson Studios, and on location in Santa Fe & vicinity.

New Mexico a Globe-go

Posted by on February 9, 2010 | Comments Off on New Mexico a Globe-go

Zum Film “Passion Play” ist nun ein erstes Bild von Megan Fox (“Transformers”) und Mickey Rourke (“The Wrestler”) erschienen. Es ist zwar keine große News, aber zeigt zumindest dass die Dreharbeiten in New Mexico voran schreiten. –Movie Reporter

Ad un certo punto della pellicola il musicista salverà la bella Megan dalle grinfie di un gangstar, ruolo affidato a Bill Murray. Il film è attualmente in lavorazione, le riprese sono ancora in corso in New Mexico, e momentaneamente non è stata alcuna notizia ufficiale sulla data di uscita del film nelle sale. –One Cinema

Basato su una sceneggiatura di Gary Whitta e realizzato in New Mexico, Codice Genesi, titolo originale The Book of Eli, è il nuovo film di Albert ed Allen Hughes, i registi La vera storia di Jack lo squartatore. –Viva Cinema

”I was confronting the fact that at that time I lacked a little bit of spirituality, I’d neglected that side of my life.” He began meditating and spending more time at his ranch in the middle of the desert in New Mexico. ”Nature is the place where I can usually feel that kind of connection to the universe. That’s where I’m probably the most comfortable of all, being alone – I’m not someone who is particularly social, even though you wouldn’t know that.” -Tom Ford via The Age, Australia

Entre Luna Nueva y Eclipse, que filmó Remember Me, una película romántica dramática. En febrero voy a empezar en Budapest Bel Ami, con Uma Thurman y Kristin Scott Thomas. Y el próximo verano los cautivos Sin consolidar en el oeste de Nuevo México, con Hugh Jackman. Mi personaje fue secuestrada por los comanches, y no hablaba una palabra de Inglés. Son diferentes películas, yo no quiero ser un vampiro para el resto de mi vida. –Imortal Love

Musicien pour Bob Dylan, producteur pour Roy Orbison ou Elvis Costello, compositeur d’ O’Brother, T- Bone Burnett filera pour l’occasion en studio et produira la bande originale de Crazy Heart, qu’interprètera de sa plus belle voix Jeff Bridges. Le tournage débutera le mois prochain sous le soleil de plomb de Santa Fe, au Nouveau-Mexique.
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Book of Eli Red Carpet ABQ Style

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Posted by on January 12, 2010 | Comments Off on Book of Eli Red Carpet ABQ Style


Local actress Lora Cunningham, currently at work on Passion Play will attend the L.A. premiere of New Mexico film, The Book of Eli at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Monday.

As featured on KOAT, Lora will be draped in New Mexico’s own fashion and jewelry.

The Book of Eli opens wide on Friday January 15.

Film synopsis:

“In the not-too-distant future, some 30 years after the final war, a solitary man walks across the wasteland that was once America. Empty cities, broken highways, seared earth—all around him, the marks of catastrophic destruction. There is no civilization here, no law. The roads belong to gangs that would murder a man for his shoes, an ounce of water…or for nothing at all.

But they’re no match for this traveler.

A warrior not by choice but necessity, Eli (Denzel Washington) seeks only peace but, if challenged, will cut his attackers down before they realize their fatal mistake. It’s not his life he guards so fiercely but his hope for the future; a hope he has carried and protected for 30 years and is determined to realize. Driven by this commitment and guided by his belief in something greater than himself, Eli does what he must to survive—and continue.” -Hip Hop Press

Hmm, hemm, we want premieres, we want premieres… (Sing it NM, to the tune of Gold Digger)

Casting, asting, asting, Santa Fe, NM

Posted by on January 10, 2010 | 3 comments

Casting agents for the film Passion Play are currently seeking extras for filming in the Santa Fe area tentatively scheduled for January 14 – 15, w/ a possible paid wardrobe fitting prior.

Female Model/Starlet Types: 18-30, classy, not trashy, size 0-7, preferably with own short cocktail dress(es) & heels.

Rich Powerful Male Types: 30-65, wealthy, elegant looking preferably with own tuxedo & dress shoes.

Go to On Location Casting dot net, fill out the Talent Application and upload two photos to be considered

-or- email your contact info., stats and photos to: onlocationcasting@yahoo.com. Title your message “Tuxedo Man” or “Starlet”

Contact: Tina Kerr 505-366-9863

NM’s Golden Tumbleweeds: Favorite Actress

Posted by on January 4, 2010 | 4 comments

Megan Fox double dipped in 2009 with both the latest installment of the Transformers movies being released and the upcoming thriller, Passion Play filming in NM late into the year. With that she joins Jessica Alba and Charlize Theron for having made repeat visits to the state to film.

Vote now for for your Favorite Actress in @Sindication’s 2009 Golden Tumbleweed Awards – New Mexico’s first social media driven, local entertainment industry awards.

Click here for more links to these lovely ladies’ film ties to NM in ’09.

Mañana, y mañana, y mañana, NM

Posted by on November 14, 2009 | Comments Off on Mañana, y mañana, y mañana, NM

For Reelz, NM – As we’ve been reporting here, more deets on the NM shoot of Marvel Comics/Disney’s Thor movie are coming to light. Filming will begin in L.A. and roll into Santa Fe March through April 2010.

As announced in October the third season of USA network’s series In Plain Sight will once again film in & around ABQ. beginning in January.

While shooting continues for Fox and Rourke on Passion Play through this December, Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Broken Horses also starring Rouke is slated to film in NM next year as broken stateside here.

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