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Category: New Mexico Film

“House of Cards” headed to New Mexico?

Posted by on November 21, 2014 | One comment

houseofcards to shoot santa fe OHI

Yes. Corroboration of some rumblings picked up by a little OHI sleuthing, in the form of some insider info, confirms that a “House of Cards” episode is set to shoot in the New Mexico state capital.

According to tipsters, the third season finale of the Netflix original series will film within just a matter of weeks. Set in Washington D.C., no word on how in the world a Santa Fe backdrop will or will not play into the political drama’s storyline; which has thus far filmed at the offices of The Baltimore Sun, Havre de Grace, Maryland and Aberdeen, Maryland, with exterior scenes of Washington D.C. filmed at the National Mall including road closures at Avenues Pennsylvania and Constitution.

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New Mexico Film victories and futures celebrated at the Santa Fe Film Festival, “Industry Tune Up” Dec 5-7

Posted by on November 20, 2014 | One comment

Santa Fe Film Festival 2nd annual Tune Up

On the heels of the hottest news in modern day New Mexico Film, OHI has the scoop on major industry opportunities!

The Santa Fe Film Festival’s second annual, “Film Industry Tune Up”, brought to you by the Santa Fe Economic Development Department is taking shape as follows:

How to do more business with the film business
Meet and Greet with the people who make buying decisions for major motion pictures – How your business can do more business with the film business & Hosted Continental Breakfast

Legislative Brunch
2014 Legislative Session Filmmakers brunch and panel. Lawmakers discuss the Power of Persuasion and what’s ahead for the New Mexico Film Industry and the Breaking Bad Bill.

With Mindy Jones, LCSW and location scout & assistant, and Puck Stair, 480 E-Board Member. Learn the answers and more at this financial literacy class designed specifically for film & television crew.

What’s a tax deduction?
How do I find the best heath care plan?
How do I find and manage my union retirement account?
How do I go on unemployment?
What’s a GRT and how does a kit rental work?

Mingle with film and TV pros as you fine-tune your craft and show your best work. Take advantage of acting, makeup & headshot sessions, and get valuable industry tips from SFFF’s immensely popular casting panel!

All of this AND CASTING for at least TWO BIG SANTA FE productions! Both “LONGMIRE” four and season two of the WGN series, “Manhattan” will hold extras casting calls during the weekend Tune-up!

This is a can’t miss industry event. For filmmakers, by filmmakers, lawmakers and deal makers!

No one in the industry can afford to miss it, and everyone can afford to attend – all admittance is FREE of charge!

Click below for full schedule. STAY TUNED for full roster and daily updates at the SFFF website and on Facebook!

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‘The Condemned 2: Desert Prey’ now in production, New Mexico

Posted by on November 13, 2014 | No comments

CASTING UPDATE 11/13/14: Lorrie Latham Casting is looking for 18-22 y/o men who have ATVs to work in a scene next Tuesday, Nov 18. Email a photo of yourself and your ATV to: desertprey@gmail.com

WWE Lionsgate now filming Condemned 2 Desert Prey in New Mexico

WWE Studios and Lionsgate team up again on ‘The Condemned 2: Desert Prey':

Lionsgate, the premier next-generation global content leader, and WWE Studios have announced the production of “The Condemned 2: Desert Prey,” (working title), which extends the long-standing partnership between the two studios.

Roel Reiné (“Death Race: Inferno,” “The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption”) is set to direct with WWE Superstar Randy Orton attached to star. “The Condemned 2” marks Reiné’s and Orton’s second film together after the successful release of “12 Rounds 2: Reloaded.” Alan McElroy (“The Marine 4: Moving Target”) wrote the script.

“The Condemned 2” follows a former bounty hunter (Orton) who soon finds himself on the run as part of a newly revamped, high-stakes and deadly Condemned tournament.

“We’re thrilled to be continuing ‘The Condemned’ franchise with Randy, Roel and our terrific partners at Lionsgate,” said Michael Luisi, WWE Studios President.

WWE Studios will leverage its extensive multi-platform reach to promote the film.

“We are excited to be reteaming with WWE on “The Condemned 2,” after such a positive experience on the original film,” said Lionsgate Co-Chief Operating Officer and Motion Picture Group President Steve Beeks. “The combination of their brand marketing capabilities, creativity and deep lineup of dynamic onscreen talent result in a powerful partnership.”

WWE Studios and Lionsgate previously collaborated on “The Condemned,” “See No Evil” and “Leprechaun: Origins,” as well the just-released “See No Evil 2.” In 2015, the two studios will release the first two installments of their “Action Six-Pack” series: “Vendetta,” directed by The Soska Sisters (“See No Evil 2”) and starring WWE Superstar Paul “Big Show” Wight, as well as “Lockdown,” directed by Stephen Reynolds (“Tomb Raider Ascension”) and starring WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose.

Bradley Buchanan, SVP of Business Affairs, negotiated the deal on behalf of WWE Studios, and Wendy Jaffe, EVP of Business & Legal Affairs, negotiated the deal on behalf of Lionsgate.

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“War on Everyone” in New Mexico in 2015 (Oh, the irony)

Posted by on November 7, 2014 | One comment


From Screen Daily:

Bankside boards John Michael McDonagh’s “War on Everyone” is headed to NM

Garrett Hedlund and Michael Pena are set to star in War on Everyone for writer/director John Michael McDonagh (Calvary). The story centers on two corrupt cops in New Mexico who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate an outlaw who is more dangerous than they are. The film will shoot in New Mexico in March 2015.

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Posted by on November 7, 2014 | 44 comments

UPDATE 11/19/14: CONFIRMED! As we told you FIRST, Variety now confirms that NETFLIX will indeed carry 10 episodes, comprising the fourth, full season of #LONGMIRE!!!!

Netflix Picks Up ‘Longmire’ for Season 4 – Variety

Latest word is that production will resume in New Mexico next spring!

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The #LongmirePosse has been anxiously waiting for the popular New Mexico made series to find a new network home. Weeks ago insiders were hinting to OHI that a Netflix production would be headed to NM for a full season shoot. And while a filming incentive dust-up in Maryland put the popular Netflix series, “House of Cards” in contention for a visit, the more-sensical, already New Mexico outfitted production shakes out to be the pending series shoot.

A cross check with additional OHI sources quietly screams that it is the beloved A&E ousted series which should be all but set to soon saddle-up in its old stomping grounds and resume filming in New Mexico for a long awaited season four!

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Posted by on November 6, 2014 | No comments

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New Mexico Casting: Featured extra role for 9 year old boy in Scorch Trials

Posted by on October 28, 2014 | Comments Off

UPDATE 11/3/14:


EG Casting is looking for minors 11 to 15, small for your age to work in scenes in Scorch Trials, Thursday Nov. 13.

Email, photo, height, weight, age, and Mom or Dad’s name and phone number. scorchtrialextras@gmail.com,

EG Casting is looking for a 9-year-old boy, to be a featured extra on Scorch Trials, filming in in mid November.

Boy should be small for his age. Do not submit unless he is 9. Send a photo, height, weight, parent’s name and phone number to: egabel@msn.com

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Today’s NM Film Fix

Posted by on October 17, 2014 | Comments Off

YES BATMAN IS COMING! And you heard it here first! Now with video!

*****New Mexico residents ONLY*****

Scorch_Trials_Now Casting in New Mexico

EG Casting is looking for photo doubles and stand-ins for major feature film. Must have full time availability, for the Sci-fi/Fantasy feature film, The Scorch Trials

5’11” to 6″ male Asian stand-in. Full time position for 3.5 months. Preferably between 18 and 30 years old. Please email a photo with height and weight to egabel@msn.com – title your email ASIAN MALE.

Blonde girl, 4’10, 80 lbs with long blonde hair. Must must be 4’9″ to 4’11” but not bigger not over 80 lbs, but under is fine. Please email a photo with height and weight to egabel@msn.com – title your email BLONDE GIRL.

African American male stand in, 6″ to 6″2, Please send a photo with name, height, weight and PHONE number to egabel@msn.com – title your email AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE.

NMFilm Night Shift Casting

White Turtle Casting is looking for Background, all ages & ethnicities for season two of the NBC series, “The Night Shift”. Also looking for real nurses, police, firefighters, paramedic and amputees. If you are for example a real nurse, title your email, “NURSE”. Otherwise title your email, “NIGHT SHIFT BACKGROUND”.

extras@whiteturtlecasting.com | Click here for more info.

CREW CALL: Two day job in Santa Fe starting Oct. 18 – Staff me up

Albuquerque Fan Fest Nov 7-8 2014

As of 10am today – the 9th and the 4th person to email their name, contact info. and DOB to win@oneheadlightink.com will WIN FREE passes to the 1st ever Breaking Bad Fan Fest, Friday & Saturday Nov. 7 & 8.

Breaking Bad Fan Fest – Photo Contest

Friday Night Dog Rescue Fundraiser Birthday Party – Sandia Bar, Corrales, NM

Fox television series wardrobe now on sale at costume shop in ABQ.

Saturday night vote rally in Santa Fe!

KOAT Aerial footage of alleged Batman v. Superman set in NM

Posted by on October 17, 2014 | Comments Off

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Elaborate casualties of netowork cuts available in Albuquerque

Posted by on October 16, 2014 | Comments Off

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Gorgeous wardrobe from the now defunct FOX series, “Hieroglyph” is currently on sale at U-Neek Findings (an upscale indoor market) on Central.

Our sources tell us that there are about 200 full outfits left there, which the studio had apparently paid $9000+ to have made for the series. OUCH!

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1st ever Breaking Bad Fest CONTEST!!!!

Posted by on October 14, 2014 | Comments Off

Breaking Bad Fan Fest Photo Contest WIN TICKETS

The one and only Breaking Bad Fan Fest is rapidly approaching!!!

[FAN PHOTOS] Email your best Breaking Bad fandom photos and they will use them to decorate the ‪#‎ABQBrBaFe‬ stage!

That’s right, Breaking Bad’s award-winning set decorator, Michael Flowers will incorporate your photos into decorating the stage at the Kiva Auditorium!

Submit your photos of you in costume, at a location or with a cast member–you name it! This contest is open to the public!

The top ten entries will receive one General Admission ticket!

The three best photos will also receive Fan Fest t-shirts!

The overall best photo wins a poster designed and signed by Breaking Bad set decorator Michael Flowers!

You’ll also be able to hangout with the cast backstage at the Kiva!

Deadline to receive the photos is Friday, October 24, 2014.

Please click here to submit your photos!


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Posted by on October 14, 2014 | One comment


NMFilm Night Shift Casting

Background Casting Call – Filming start mid November.

Looking for Background, all ages & ethnicities. Also looking for real nurses, police, firefighters, paramedic and amputees. If you are for example a real nurse, in the subject pls put NURSE.

If you are interested, submit ALL information as requested.
Refer to Contact Us Page to see what the perfect submission contains in the email.

Submit, ALL within the one email:

your name, contact number (cell is best), current photo (color only), height, weight, age range, year, make, model & color of your vehicle, your availability and where you live (not your address) ie ABQ.

Email to:


White Turtle Casting submission sample

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Scorch Trials Casting Stand-in – NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS ONLY

Posted by on October 13, 2014 | Comments Off

UPDATE 10/14/14: EG Casting is looking for a blond girl, 4’10, 80 lbs with long blond hair.


Must be a double so she must be 4’9″ to 4’11” but not bigger not over 80 lbs, under is ok.

Email your photo, sizes, and PHONE NUMBER to Elizabeth at egabel@msn.com

Dexter Darden stand-in needed in New Mexico


EG Casting is looking for an African American male stand in, 6″ to 6″2, for actor Dexter Darden.

Must be available full time for Scorch Trials, New Mexico residents ONLY.

Send photo with name, height, weight and PHONE number to egabel@msn.com.


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The most powerful New Mexico film you will see this year

Posted by on October 12, 2014 | Comments Off

Narrated by New Mexico’s own Steven Michael Quezada, “NMBH1001 BEHAVIORALNM 2930H” is the real life horror story of what has become of Behavioral Health resources and services in our great state.

As unconscionable as the denigrating measures described in the film may seem, a recent Election 2014 inquiry by the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico yielded an answer from the state’s sitting Governor which failed to even include a mention of behavioral and mental health needs, though the question itself specifically asked to comment on meeting those needs.

Know your Candidates for Governor New Mexico

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Feature Film “Hideous” casting in New Mexico

Posted by on October 12, 2014 | 2 comments

Hideous Now Casting in New Mexico

Malevolent Pictures in association with Ruthless Pictures

Hideous has guaranteed distribution.

Director: Johnny Tabor
Producer: Troy Scoughton Sr. – Robert Dean
Casting Director: Gary Bryman
Shoot/Start Date: December 1-20, 2014
Pay Rate: 100.00 a Day, Housing provided and meals provided, gas travel only to New Mexico.
Location: New Mexico

SUBMIT Headshots and Resumes BY NOVEMBER 15, 2014, to Malevolentpictures@gmail.com.

NOTE: There are specific requirements for certain roles in this film. Please contact us for details.

HIDEOUS: While traveling across country on tour, six band members run into trouble on the road. Seeking help, they find themselves at a couples farmhouse, terrorized by a dark presence that has loomed there for decades.


ANNA Early 20s, girl next door, pretty, motherly. Works as a waitress in a small town restaurant. She and Billy have been together for almost two years…it’s been a rough relationship. He spends much of his time on the road pursing his music career. She loves him, but doesn’t really know if he can take care of her and the baby on the way.

BILLY Tall – Lead Singer- Late 20s, Long Hair, Rugged, Quiet and Collected. A frustrated man, he constantly tries to please himself and others, but has trouble doing so. He is constantly trying to quit smoking. He dropped out of high school to start a band with his best friend Riley and has been pursing his dream ever since. Music is Billy’s passion. He loves Anna, but fears not being able to take care of her because of his music dream. He is what most would call an unlikely hero.

RILEY Drummer – late 20s, Athletic build. Best friends with Billy since childhood. He’s rowdy, likes to party and fight. Riley grew up with an abusive father. Although he appears confident, it’s a facade. He views himself as a loser. He looks to music as his only chance of leaving his hometown and making something of himself.

JESSE Bass – Early 20s, Naive, skinny, shoulder length hair and a beard. Jesse isn’t a leader; he’s the newest member of the band, but really looks at Riley and Billy as older brothers. Music is his hobby and one day plans on traveling the world and settling down to become a lawyer. Jesse is an all around good guy.

TIM Backup Singer and Lead Guitarist – Mid 20s, Good looking and comes from money. He’s constantly in competition with Billy and is secretly in love with Anna. He thinks he’s quite the charmer, he has a nice guy appeal to him, but has hidden motives. He plans on starting a solo operation soon.

JENNY Groupie – Mid 20s – A free spirit and not looking for anything serious. She goes where the wind blows her. She grew up in a small town. She likes Riley, but will settle for any one of the band members.


CECILE Late 50s, grandmotherly in nature. She and her husband Walter have been through a lot in their years together. She lost her only daughter when she and Walter were younger.

WALTER Late 50s, quiet and weary. He feels responsible for the death of his daughter and has spent the extent of his life trying to reconcile the loss.

JUAN DIEGO Latino, Late 30s, unfaithful husband, married to Esperanza.

ESPERANZA Latina, late 30s. Once upon a time she and Juan Diego were madly in love, that is until they decided to start a family, and after continuously trying, discovered that Esperanza was unable to bear children. This was devastating news to the couple and, over time, Juan Diego became distant from his wife and would spend weeks at a time away working. When Esperanza discovers that not only is her husband having an affair, but that his mistress is also pregnant, Esperanza becomes enraged and seeks revenge.

RING MAN Late early 50s, tall, intimidating and weathered. (Bad Guy)

DRIFTER 1 Late 40s, works for the Ring Man. (Henchman)

DRIFTER 2 Late 40s, works for the Ring Man. (Henchman)

FORTUNE TELLER Female, 50s – 70s , Sweet yet eccentric woman who has a grandmotherly nature to her.

BONNIE 20s – Groupie chick, good looking and flirtatious.

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Posted by on October 10, 2014 | One comment

Stanistan Pilot now filming in Santa Fe New Mexico OHIJane Phillips/The New Mexican




Tell ‘em “OHI” sent ya’!

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Today’s NM Film Fix

Posted by on October 9, 2014 | Comments Off

94 Rock Film Fix

Happy Birthday John Lennon!

MOVIE SUGGESTION – Not filmed in NM but, Nowhere Boy. It stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Lennon, who starred in Godzilla with Bryan Cranston good flick. Solid.

“Dig” gets at least four more episodes – USA Network “event” series (mini series) will premiere in March 2015 with 10 episodes instead of the original slated 6. Jason Isaacs Lucius Malfoy, Harry Potter, Ann Heche, David Costabile, Gale from Breaking Bad & more! See the official trialer HERE. Watch for additional, “Dig” casting notices here and HERE!

First open call for “Maze Runner” sequel and “Dig” – Saturday in Albuquerque:

Seeking: Middle Eastern, African American, Asian, Hispanic and Caucasian men and women between the ages of 18 and 22.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Far Horizon Studio
304 Washington St. SE
(between Central Ave. & Zuni Rd.)


Hispanic Male – voice over

Whole Families – print work

Bilingual boy – acting

CLICK HERE for full details!

Indie films I hear are on the horizon for NM:

Talent currently being sought for the film, “Hideous”.
“Hideous” is a nonunion feature film about six band members who run into trouble while on tour and find themselves “at a couples farmhouse, terrorized by a dark presence that has loomed there for decades.”

Diane Kruger will star in the independent feature, “Sky”, about a woman on a trek across the country following a violent dispute with her husband. On the run from him and love itself, she finds herself falling for another man. No word on filming duration, but it looks like shoot locations include AZ, NV and NM.

“Exit 147″ Taylor Kitsch, is set to play the villainous lead, as sadistic cop who stops a traveler driving through the desert at night and begins playing mind games with him. A young father driving cross country to see his daughter is stopped by a sheriff at Exit 147, and it turns into a psychological game of cat and mouse with deadly consequences. Shooting is expected to begin in April 2015.


NEXT WEEKEND!!!!! 48 Hour Film Horror Project – Hookup with a team to volunteer and get in a picture! CLICK HERE NOW!

BREAKING BAD FAN FEST!!!! Nov. 7-8 Tickets available NOW!!! CLLLLLLICK!

BREAKING BAD RV TOURS! – BreakingBadRVTours.com

Santa Fe Independent Film Fest Oct 15 – 19

2014 Santa Fe Film Industry Tune-up not til December, but attention NM Filmmakers: Prepare 30-90 second television pilot trailer, to be shown and compete at the fest!

New Mexico Women in Film Santa Fe Mixer Oct. 26 – CLICK HERE

TV Series and Feature Film Casting Call

Posted by on October 9, 2014 | One comment

New Mexico Casting Calls

A double production casting call will be held this Saturday in Albuquerque with casting directors from EG Casting and Lorrie Latham Casting.

The two companies will be looking to cast the following types:

Middle Eastern, African American, Asian, Hispanic and Caucasian men and women between the ages of 18 and 22.

The call is for television series extras and extras for a Sci-Fi feature film shooting in the Albuquerque area.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Far Horizon Studio
304 Washington St. SE
(between Central Ave. & Zuni Rd.)

The event is being held by EG Casting and Lorrie Latham Casting.

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Video of the Day: #NMFilm Dig

Posted by on October 9, 2014 | Comments Off

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Posted by on October 8, 2014 | Comments Off

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1) VOICE OVER CASTING – Non-union $500
Hispanic male, age late 50’s – 70 (English speaking, accent ok. bi-lingual a plus but not at all necessary)
Auditions next week.
Shoots one day between 10/23 and 10/30
SUBMIT headshot & resume: MidthunderCasting@gmail.com

Looking for 3 generation families! Parents, kids, Aunts/Uncles, Cousins, grandmas & grandpas! We want REAL families!
WHEN: Oct 29th or 30th
WHERE: Albuquerque.
PAY: Rate will be negotiated depending on how many family members are hired. (Apprx $1000 – $1200 per family)
CONFLICTS: If you have done print work for any Health Care in past 3 years, do not submit!!
SUBMIT TO: clear pictures (no hats or sunglasses) nmbackground@gmail.com

3) BOY AGE 9-11, $500/day
Causation or Latino
Can act scared, maybe be able to cry.
SUBMIT headshot & resume by END OF DAY TODAY TO: MidthunderCasting@gmail.com

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