On Saturday December 7, as a part of the three day New Mexico Film Industry Tune-up, local talent is invited to participate in the first NEW MEXICO SIZZLE REEL shoot in Santa Fe, New Mexico!
“Who travels to the biggest film festivals in the country? Who stands out as the face of New Mexico talent to global filmmakers? YOU DO…or at least you WILL.
Be a part of the first “New Mexico Sizzle Reel” and be showcased around the country and all over the world [via the web] for your part in the state’s great film industry.”
To be featured: Come to Saturday’s event in your own select wardrobe and have a 30 sec monologue prepared. You will be film prepped, put through hair and makeup, lit and shot to be featured in the first “New Mexico Sizzle Reel”, which will be taken to the next Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and distributed to top indie producers all around the country over the next calendar year. Both SAG-AFTRA and non-union talent welcome.
In addition to a top tier casting agent panel, FREE head shots and 30 sec. promo production, prominent state legislators will be on hand at the FREE legislative brunch. The working lunch will host true experts on state production funding. Actual film industry buyers, the people who spend movie millions, will be in attendance to network with your local film related businesses and services. All of this & more at your disposal – for free!
FRIDAY DECEMBER 6, 2013 Santa Fe Music Alliance celebration of music in film with bands Sol Fire, To Build A Fire, and DJ’s Bacon and Feathericci from Numbtron ($10 entry, includes food & drink).
SATURDAY DECEMBER 7, 2013
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Meet and Greet and chat with the people who make buying decisions for major motion pictures. – How your business can do more business with the film business.
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM Working Lunch Tobi Ives, Senior Manager of Production, and Rochelle Bussey, Workforce Development Programs Manager, will discuss incentives and resources available through the New Mexico State Film Office.
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Demonstration
Panavision will be demonstrating their newly launched Primo V series lenses.
2:00 PM – 8PM Head Shots
Get your headshot taken for extras casting agents
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Panel
Casting Session Number One “SO YOU WANNA BE IN MOVIES”
Panelist: Angelique Midthunder, CSA, Elizabeth Gabel, Lorrie Latham
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Panel
Casting Session Number Two “LIGHT YOUR ACTING CAREER ON FIRE”
Panelist: Kerry Barden, CSA, Angelique Midthunder, CSA, Tamara Decker.
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Awards Ceremony – Shoot Santa Fe trailer contest grand prize winner to be announced
Celebration and DJ
SUNDAY DECEMBER 8, 2013
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Brunch & Panel
2014 Legislative Session Filmmakers Brunch and panel. Law makers discuss the Power of Persuasion and the next 5 years of legislation for film.
Santa Fe – Film industry decision makers are pulling back the curtain on New Mexico’s ﬁlm industry for a three-day event putting New Mexican ﬁlmmakers, budding actors and businesses wanting to serve the industry before decision casting agents, production leaders and buyers.
The three-day event includes a full day of panels and open forums to introduce businesses and individuals to New Mexico’s ﬁlm industry decision makers.
WHEN: FRIDAY DEC 6 – SUNDAY DEC 8
WHERE: Center For Progress & Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Rd.
WHAT: Panels and business connections, cast and crew advisement (Full Agenda included below)
The weekend will begin December 6 with a celebration of music through the Santa Fe Music Alliance. Band’s to perform are To Build a Fiee, Sol Fire, and Numbtron (electronic side band with members of the D Numbers.) There will also be a rafﬂe of a music video shoot valued at $5,000 launching at the event courtesy of the Santa Fe Music Alliance.
December 7 Segments include “How to break into show business” for prospective actors and extras, “How to advance your acting career” for those with previous experience and open casting calls for both groups.
“Native New Mexicans are making a living wage in productions across the state,” says Jon Hendry, business agent for IATSE 480, a union of ﬁlm industry workers. “Everyone from Deming to Downtown Santa Fe has benefited from new business and new jobs ﬁlm has created in New Mexico. The programs in this weekend are opening up even more opportunities for all of us.”
In addition, production buyers will be on hand to meet New Mexico business leaders looking to promote or expand their business with the industry. All businesses are welcome.
For more information contact Nani 505-988-7414 x102
Educational forums and discussions are also planned in conjunction with the State Film Ofﬁce to explain New Mexico’s ﬁlm industry incentive programs and the production rebate system. Tobi Ives, Senior Manager of Production, and Rochelle Bussey, Workforce Development Programs Manager, will discuss incentives and resources available through the New Mexico State Film Ofﬁce the afternoon of December 7. New Mexico has over ten years of experience as an incentive state and offers a competitive Refundable Film Production Tax Credit. In addition, New Mexico has been a leader in crew, vendor and infrastructure growth including the Film Crew Advancement Program which provides career opportunities to resident crew and reimbursements of qualifying residents’ wages to productions. Join us at the luncheon to ask questions and understand these resources available to the industry.
The day will ﬁnish with the announcement of the Shoot Santa Fe Pilot Project winner, who will win a prize package worth 25k of industry products and cash to turn their 60-90 second trailer submission into a pilot. Submission cut off date is December 1. Details at santafeﬁlmfestival.com.
December 8 with complete the weekend with a Brunch & Panel to discuss topics for the 2014 Legislative Session. Lawmakers will cover topics including Achievable Goals, Power of Persuasion, and The next years of legislation for ﬁlm.
All proceeds beneﬁt the Santa Fe Film Festival, a non proﬁt organization.
Get Involved! Be a part of the 14th annual Santa Fe Film Festival, happening May 1-4, 2014 – currently gathering Volunteers, Sponsors, and Presenters. Contact SFFF to get involved, info@santafeﬁlmfestival.com.
Contact: Nani Rivera (Santa Fe Film Festival, Director) 505-988-7414 x102
We Have reached the last episode of the ABC series KILLER WOMEN. Our goal is to make this the best episode of season one. We are looking for approximately 100 Extras to play the roles of DEA Agents, Paramedics, Police Officers, Coroners, Forensics team.
New Mexico’s Midthunder Casting, LLC + Meals For Monologues 2013
Meals for Monologues is a nationwide food bank fundraiser, started by Chicago casting director, Claire Simon, where casting directors volunteer their time to view actors’ monologues in exchange for two non-perishable food items and/or goods, products and/or animal supplies to be donated to a local church or food bank.
This is a nationwide Casting Society of America event, with casting offices throughout the country participating. Proudly presented to New Mexico by Angelique Midthunder, CSA.
Midthunder Casting, LLC will be seeking actors age 10 and up (male and female, all ethnicities) to have a prepared ONE MINUTE monologue that will be digitally recorded – and all actors must bring two (2) items in order to be seen.
Accepted items include, but are not limited to:
• Canned Food Items: canned meats, fish, vegetables, soups, fruits, pasta sauces, peanut butter & jam, baby food and formula
This is a great opportunity for actors to get exposure in the film community, a chance to practice performing in a casting environment, and more importantly, to show that the film industry in New Mexico cares about the community that we live in.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – ONLINE CASTING CALL FOR WORK MONDAY NOVEMBER 18TH
From Robert Baxter Casting:
Casting Call for Monday November 18th shoot – 100 people needed to work as Extras on the set of Killer Women in a Bomb scene to play the roles of Bomb Techs, EMTs, News Crew, Sheriffs, Detectives and onlookers.
If you have not been on set with this TV Series, here is a great opportunity to see what an Amazing Cast and Crew these folks are to work with.
Come be a part of an incredible project. We’re looking for speaking roles and featured background players!
Synopsis: When a man accused of murder is found not guilty, he quickly discovers that a return to a normal life is impossible. With an entire city hell bent on his destruction, he decides the only way to get his life back is to find the man responsible for the crime and bring him to justice. There’s just one catch…
Production Title: “The Invisible Man”
Project: SAG New Media
Genre: Dark Comedy
Production Location: Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Director/Writer: Joshua Klein
Producers: Lava Buckley, Marcia Woske
Director of Photography: Ariel Rakes
Editor: Reuben Finkelstein
Timeline: A portion of this project will be shot on November 23 and 24, 2013
11 Jurors: Ages 30 and over to deliver the news.
40 Townspeople: Ages 30 and over. Men and Women.
2- Bailiffs: Men in good physical condition.
1 Judge: 50s (Male or Female)
6- Hotel Guests: Men and Women of all ages
Casting will be on November 14, 2013 – 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
At Sol Acting Academy
5500 San Mateo Blvd. NE #114
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Pay is currently volunteer but in addition to being on camera as an integral part of the production, you can win one of several raffle prizes including:
La Vida Robot is the true story of four undocumented Mexican-American high school students based on Joshua Davis’ Wired magazine story on the event, in which four undocumented Mexican-American high school students form a robotics club and go up against MIT in the National Underwater Robotics Competition.
The film is directed by Sean McNamara and stars Carlos Pena, George Lopez and Jamie Lee Curtis.
For this Sunday, October 13th, in Las Vegas, NM, 7am to 6pm. Need 12 to 20 Visibly White Males, Ages 28 to 60, Blond hair preferred Independent Film Project “short” Director is Dan Ireland, “Celebrating 50 Years of Civil Rights.
Non-paid, however, gas receipts will be reimbursed and extras will be fed. Great opportunity for those wanting to network and possibly break in to NM Film.
There are wardrobe requirements, Contact Derek M. Chavez for more information: 505-269-6904
*please put the character name you fit in the subject line*
*submit headshots and resume’s UNDER 1 MEG*
There will not be auditions. We are casting off headshots and resumes.
We are currently casting a STAGED LIVE SCREENPLAY READING of the feature
film, UP THE RIVER, which will be directed by CHRIS EYRE (director: “FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS”, “LAW & ORDER SVU”) as an event for the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.
The performance will be held at the Jean Cocteau Theater in Santa Fe on:
Saturday, October 19 at 1pm with a rehearsal from 1-4 on Saturday, October 12
WES STUDI (actor: “HEAT”, “AVATAR”) is slated to play a lead role.
There is no pay for the reading or rehearsal – this is an event being put on by the SFIFF to showcase both the screenplay and actor talent.
THE ONLY ROLES WE ARE STILL CASTING:
[NARRATOR] Good character voice
[LT. WITHERS] 30′s, a Dudley Do-Right type of officer, Lt. Withers is part of the Royal British Infantry at Fort Cedrick. A good soldier who works under General Web…LEAD
[MARIA] 20′s – A young English/American woman, Maria is portly, literally a well rounded young woman. She’s the opposite of her sister, Selena, with whom she’s traveling through the New World. Maria terrifies Selena with her salacious tales of the brutality and sexuality of men, and though Maria makes a point of disdaining men, she’s obviously just waiting to get her hands on one..LEAD
*THIS CAN BE PLAYED BY A MAN OR WOMAN*
[SGT. HASTINGS] 20′s This British soldier under Lt. Withers is disguised as a Native American, per Withers’ plan. Insisting he be called by his “Indian” name (Wet Rain)… 2 speeches & 3 lines
Midthunder Casting offices
Garson Studios @ The Film School/SFUAD
1600 St. Michaels Dr.
Santa Fe, NM
Room #101 is inside The Film School @ Garson Communications, #15 on map. Follow the “Robert Redford/Milagro” signs.
Project Title: Hate From a Distance
Type: Non-union short film
Director: Dan Ireland (Jolene, Living Proof)
Producers: Dennis Yares, Russell Wayne Groves
Shoot dates: October 12 – 16
Shoot location: Las Vegas, New Mexico
Synopsis: Set in Savannah, Georgia 1963, and inspired by a biblical story from the book of Daniel, the tale is told through the innocent eyes of Danny, a 12-year old boy, who tries to discern the cause for hate and the difference of race.
Robert Baxter is casting “another Bank Robbery, in another Bank”, to film on Monday Oct 7, 2013 for the ABC television series Killer Women.
New faces to be Bank Customers, 18 teenage Beauty Queens, EMTs, Plain cloths Police Officers, Sheriffs, Firemen, Bank Manager, Bank Tellers, if you are available and fit one of these background roles, send a recent photo and telephone number to robertbaxtercasting@ gmail.com.
New Mexico’s “biggest budget web series” is filming a pilot right here in Albuquerque, New Mexico in late October.
Hunter’s Game is a dark, methodical, yet hopeful drama web series, following the life of Hunter Williams, a haunted teen plagued with visions of future events that he battles to change. The psychic teen tries to maintain a normal life, while waging a secret war with fate, in order to save lives by influencing future events.
There’s still time to submit for some of the following roles in the series:
(Deadline is October 6, 2013)
Hunter Williams: (Caucasian Male) Lead role – A haunted teen, age 17-19, athletic build, black/brown hair, tall(No tattoos/piercings). Hunter is a leader to his peers and a joy to his family. Haunted by visions of a past he was too young to prevent, Hunter hides a dark secret. Hunter’s life is a meticulous balancing act of deception, loss, hope, fear, failure, secrets and quiet redemption.
KEIRA DALEY: (Female) A dark, secretive, teen, age 16-18, who has come to live with Alayna Sage after being removed from her violent home. After seeing Hunter, Keira recognizes him for the gifted psychic he is and is determined to ingrain herself into his life with an agenda all her own.
MADISON ROGERS: (Caucasian Female) A beautiful, smart, strong Christian, 16-19, Madison is the light to Keira & Alayna’s dark in Hunter’s world. Madison is Hunter’s balance, his foothold with the acceptable side of life. Though sweet, she is not perfect.
SIERRA LAWRENCE: (Female) Best friend to Madison, 16-19, and girlfriend to Noah, Sierra is a teen born in the wrong era. Free-spirited and gypsy-like, Sierra is the one who is always throwing a wrench in the works for those around her. Outspoken and daring, Sierra’s live-out-loud presence sometimes draws unwanted attention from the wrong people.
NOAH PARKER: (Male) A comedic dreamer and hopeless optimist, 17-19, Noah is Hunter’s best friend. For all of Hunter’s seriousness, Noah’s happy-go-lucky attitude helps lighten Hunter’s dark and heavy emotions. Deep down however, Noah is harboring his own demons.
TRACEY WILLIAMS: (Caucasian Female) The “got-it-all-together” wife of Ethan Williams, age 32. Tracey is the glue that holds Ethan’s family together. Unaware of the troubled past that Ethan, Brayden and Hunter share, Tracey tries to bridge the ever-widening gap between the three men.
ZACHARY WILLIAMS: (Caucasian Male) Hunter’s new rambunctious stepbrother, 9-11, who is a big part of Hunter and Ethan’s lives.
LUKE KINARD: (Male) – Fun-loving detective, 28, always finds the bright side to life, no matter how dark the world around him becomes. Brayden’s new partner from Houston, TX.
Isaac Reynolds: (Male) A methodical, child-serial killer, strong, athletic type, 25, who begins a battle of wits with Hunter.
OLIVER EISNER: (Male) Tough, intimidating lieutenant, late 50s, who has lost patience with the system and those working in it.
GABRIEL FLORES: (Hispanic Male) Aggressive but likeable, young detective, age 29, working his way up the ranks.
AMY CORRALES: (Female) A happy-go-lucky child, 6-9, that is kidnapped from her home, but later saved by Hunter.
CYNTHIA CORRALES: (Female) Loving Mother to Amy, 30-35.
REX MARTINEZ: (Hispanic Male) Quiet, best friend to Zachary Williams, 9-11.
JUSTIN ARANDA: (Hispanic Male) 23, patient, willing to learn, younger EMT Partner to Ethan Williams.
In partnership with the students of UNM & CNM Film Program as well as uPUBLIC (Channel 27), a new local production is holding auditions for co-hosts for a family-friendly series showcasing local food & music shooting on location in various places of Albuquerque and surrounding areas.
We are in search of individuals who are real members of our community with dynamic, unique, and impressionable character. The right fit would commit to the long-term success of the show.
We are not necessarily looking for well-groomed actors, but rather people with real personality and a beautiful spirit who would love the opportunity to support local businesses and arts. However, actors are also welcome to audition.
The pilot is scheduled to shoot during early November. Potential for national to international exposure.
UPDATE: Need Real Anesthesiologists, Surgical Nurses, Circulating Nurses, Scrub Nurses for an upcoming scene on Monday 7 Oct. If you are interested, email photo, name, contact number to: extras@whiteturtlecasting. com.
White Turtle Casting is currently looking for a few good men and women to appear as Background talent in the NBC series THE NIGHT SHIFT, now filming in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“We have an up coming scene needing lots of Military People. [Please] email your information, name, contact number, height and weight and photo to: extras@whiteturtlecasting. com. These are paid background roles and possibly a couple of days work.”
White Turtle Casting is looking for new born babies, 15 days old – 30 days old. This is paid background work.
Email picture, parent’s name, and contact number to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABC SERIES CASTING CALL:
UPDATE 9/26/13: 16 women 40 to 50 years old to be Funeral Guests. Also 3 males and 1 female 20 to 40 years old for a reoccurring role as Texas Ranger Office Staff and 4 Males 30 to 50 years old for a reoccurring role as Texas Rangers.
If this is you and you are available please send a recent picture and phone number to: email@example.com
Robert Baxter Casting is in need of several Salsa, Latin, Flamingo Dancers on Wednesday Sept 25th for “KILLER WOMEN” 25 to 50 years old.
LOW BUDGET FEATURE CASTING STAND-INS AND FEATURED BACKGROUND:
These are paid positions depending on role. Shooting days are October 14th to the 31st.
Email headshot and resume to: DWBackground@gmail.com
Title your email with the name of the following role(s) for which you are submitting.
STAND-IN: Stand-ins preferably need to be available all weekdays from Oct. 14th thru the 31st Must be ok with 11-12 hour days.
WHITE MALE: preferably with dark brown hair, Needs to be around 5’8” and 150 lbs. Please email multiple headshots (if you have multiple), resume, measurements, and availability.
WHITE FEMALE: preferably with blonde hair. Needs to be around 5’6” with an hour-glass shape and close to 115lbs. Please email multiple headshots (if you have multiple), resume, measurements, and availability
“Make-out girl”- age 25-35 she needs to be alright with on screen kissing and possibly over-the-clothes touching with another female. Needs to have dark hair, preferably Latina, tattoos are a plus. MUST be available on Monday Oct. 28th and possibly the following Tuesday and Wednesday.