In addition to projects currently filming in NM a whole bevy of new productions are headed this way.
As “Blood Father” has wrapped and “Sicario” rolls on, two indie features are currently setting up shop in Albuquerque. As we told you here, “Bare” is set to get underway this week, while “Burning Bodhi” is in the middle of filming. Stay tuned for more info. on both – coming soon.
Meanwhile as “Lonmgire” 3 has wrapped, “Better Call Saul” 1 and 2 are in high (slow) gear, “Manhattan” 1 is winding down and “The Messengers” is getting set to resume; Two new comedy pilots are preparing to to shoot in New Mexico. Also in this broadcast we told you that the AMC comedy pilot for “We Hate Paul Revere” is expected to shoot at Albuquerque Studios within weeks. And come this fall a dramatic comedy pilot for USA Network currently titled, Stanistan is also headed to Albuquerque.
Revere is set in Boston, focusing on two brothers who are comically anti early American industrialist & Patriot Paul Revere, starring Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner. Stanistan follows the staff at the American Embassy in the Middle Eastern country as State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists strike a delicate balance of danger and absurdity.
Last week’s San Diego Comic Con was full of exciting reveals, announcements and sightings. One upcoming sci-fi thriller gaining buzz and building anticipation is the sci-fi thriller, “Maze Runner”. The biggest news on Maze at SDCC is that a sequel is already in the works…and guess where it’s expected to land. That’s right kids, while we’re waiting for the “Captain Fantastic” train, chew on the prospect of “The Maze Runner” becoming a big hit and get ready for its sequel to hit New Mexico’s bottom line!
While insiders have confirmed with OHI that Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul is on the roster to appear in the show’s upcoming prequel “Better Call Saul”, speculation abounds about which other cast and production members are or might be attached.
Saul Goodman née James McGill, beloved Mike Ehrmantraut and at least a glimpse of Jesse Pinkman are mounting reasons why Bad fans the world over are itching for the “early 2015″ debut. Filming is meticulously underway in Albuquerque where the tiniest glimpses of what can be expected are coming to light. And what’s coming to light is that the BCS team is tight and right.
By his own account the bump from a November 2014 premiere into 2015 is due to Vince Gilligan’s producing and directing style being “slow as mud”, so says the Bad creator himself who continued, “I still feel I’m very slow for television”, at the recent Television Critics Association.
Slow and steady she goes, by all ground accounts here in the ABQ, Saul co-creators Gilligan and Peter Gould are hard at work carefully crafting the kind of darkly comedic drama that has the masses addicted to their work.
And what of the at first haphazard chem teacher turned drug kingpin? Like Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston has purportedly been attached to the new show, but not only with a possible turn as either Heisenberg and/or Mr. White in the series’ flexi-time-line, but behind the camera as an episode DIRECTOR.
Cranston directed episodes of Breaking Bad (Blood Money, No Más, Seven Thirty-Seven), an episode each of The Office and Modern Family, and seven episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, with feature film direction under his belt in the 1999 film, Last Chance, which he also wrote and starred in.
Any way you look at it this series is shaping up to be another WINNER.
Watch for the television production family that spawned Saul on the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards show, airing Monday August 25 on NBC, where Breaking Bad has been nominated one last time for a whopping 16 Emmys.
-Drug Cartel types and Gangbangers (all ethncities)
-Flight Attendants (experience preferred)
-Security Guards (experience preferred)
-Military men and women (experience preferred)
-Ethnic diverse men, women and children
-People with vehicles that are not red, white or black
–and many other general extra roles!
Overall Talent Considerations: NO professional acting experience required! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Your OLC talent profile and photos MUST be UP TO DATE within the last 6 month! Children under 18 MUST have updated photos taken within the past 3 months! ALL TALENT MUST HAVE PROOF OF NEW MEXICO RESIDENCY in order to work this project!!!
HOW TO SIGN UP: (*If you are already in the OLC database (from other OLC projects, DO NOT CREATE A NEW PROFILE for this project – just log-in to your original account and you will automatically be considered. If you do not remember your log-in info, send an email to:email@example.com to request it). All talent profiles MUST have been updated as of 1/1/14 to be considered for work. You will NOT be booked with an outdated profile. Once signed up, make sure to follow OLC on facebook at www.facebook.com/onlocationcasting to get updated casting notices.
Enter on Talent, Click Register and Talent Application. Complete application and upload 1-2 photos. It is FREE to register so you should NOT pay for the suggested ‘active’ account upgrades that will be offered twice a month. There is NO charge and you can be booked for work with the basic ‘not-active’ profile. DO NOT PAY FOR AN ‘active’ ACCOUNT unless you are interested in the upgrade it provides!!!
-Recent photos of yourself should be taken within the past (6) months. Please submit one head/face shot and one full body shot if possible.
-**PHOTOS should be of clear good quality, facing forward to camera, NO sunglasses, NO hats, NO silly gestures or faces, and should include ONLY those being submitted for the project. Photos should not be date stamped with any year other than 2014! Try to take a photo against a solid color background – take one from just mid-chest up and one from mid-calf up if possible.
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE to create an online talent profile – CALL OLC at 505-366-9863 and they will make arrangements to have you come in for an in-person photograph. Do NOT call to be booked at this time!!
If you have additional questions about this project or On Location Casting – feel free to email OLC at: themessengerscast[at]gmail.com with subject line “The Messengers” Question. Please do NOT email just to ask to be booked – booking will not begin until approx. 8/8/14.
While nearly all other areas of New Mexico commerce and job growth have been floundering over the last several years, The New Mexico Film Industry has been a proven revenue generator for the state in the form of in-state spending, employment, and support service industries. Conservative estimates of the impact of film on the state credit production spending for generating $1.5B in economic output and just under 16K full time jobs over the past four years.
Today the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees of New Mexico (IATSE 480), responds to a study of the impact of Film jobs across the state, by saying in part:
“We just received the study on the impact of film and film incentives on the New Mexico economy from the New Mexico Film Office. We are still studying the cross tabs but our first impression is that this study confirms what we’ve been saying all along – that movies make money for New Mexico. It is interesting that on average full time movie jobs pay over $50,000 per year. Over 8000 jobs have been created over the last four years. When we include the next phase of the study with the positive impact on tourism and infrastructure spending we’re going to be right around where the last study concluded and that is a huge positive for the state. We want to thank everyone who participated, especially Senator Tim Keller who insisted that a full and impartial study been conducted.”
Hard fought ground gained by industry faithful with a never say die attitude. Multiple films and series are currently filming in New Mexico, with news of TWO more feature films and ANOTHER television pilot in the pipeline!
Burning Bodhi stars Kaley Cuoco, Sasha Pieterse, Cody Horn, Meghann Fahy, Landon Liboiron, Tatanka Means and Virginia Madsen.
The coming of age story written and directed by McDuffie follows Dylan – a young man, who upon learning via social media that one of his best friends from high school suddenly died heads back to his hometown in New Mexico, where he’s confronted by a complex grid of issues and regrets, past and present, involving his troublesome parents and heartbroken first love.
SANTA FE— Residents of New Mexico have the opportunity to enter a filmmaking contest in which the winner receives $5,000 to produce a short film about human space exploration. The New Mexico Film Foundation, and space industry experts including astronaut Bruce McCandless II, the first person to walk in space untethered to a space vehicle, will evaluate the submissions and choose a winner.
“New Mexico has always been on the cutting edge of space exploration, and involved in the development of America’s Space Program,” said New Mexico Film Foundation President Dirk Norris. “I believe the stories New Mexico filmmakers tell about this exciting topic will be inspiring to everyone who sees them.”
Sponsoring the contest is Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor building Orion, NASA’s next generation spacecraft for human exploration of deep space. Orion’s first test flight, Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), will occur this year, sending Orion 3,600 miles beyond low Earth orbit, and returning at a speed of approximately 20,000 mph for a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. EFT-1 will provide engineers with data about systems critical to crew safety in order to validate spacecraft designs before it begins carrying humans to new destinations in deep space. Lockheed Martin will share the winning film as part of its EFT-1 public outreach.
The submission process will begin on July 15th will be announced on August 29th filmmaker will work with Lockheed Martin to complete their film no later than November 15th and close on August 15th. The winning selection. You must be a New Mexico resident to apply. The winning filmmaker will work with Lockheed Martin to complete their film no later than November 15th.
For more information about contest rules and to submit your idea:
The crime drama stars Emily Blunt in the lead role, backed by Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin.
“Sicario” Blunt will play a police officer in the Southwest who crosses the border with a group of mercenaries to track down a dangerous drug lord (hint, not Walter White). The film is already getting a lot of early buzz due to Villeneauve’s attachment and for the gritty premise being heroine driven.
The production will be hiring Hispanic men, women and children, active and former military as well as beat-up old cars.
Tell ‘em “OHI” sent ya!
The newly titled film, “Spare Parts” tells the true story of a group of undocumented Mexican-American teenagers in Phoenix who compete against MIT in a National Underwater Robotics Competition with nothing but spare parts, a dream and drive, led by their teacher played by Marisa Tomei.
Filmed right here in New Mexico as, “La Vida Robot” the film also stars George Lopez as the instructor supervising the students, Jamie Lee Curtis, Carlos PenaVega, Alexa PenaVega, New Mexico’s own Steven Michael and loads of talented New Mexico supporting cast & crew!
Check it out in theaters on January 16.
Follow the New Mexico made movie on Facebook here!
The Better Call Saul premiere has been bumped from November 2014 to early 2015 – but instead of a 13 episode order, the show has been re-upped for a second season for a full 23 episodes. See the Rolling Stone article. I hear they’ll be casting locally through October?
Cuoco coming to town in, “Burning Bodhi”. A coming home story of a troubled young man, played by Landon Liboiron, who returns to a whole mess of personal issues after the death of a childhood friend.
Elvis Presley’s granddaughter Riley Keough will co-star in “Bare”, with Imogen Poots – who starred in the NM Film Fright Night back in 2011. A girl (Poots) desperate to get out of her life in a podunk desert town, hooks-up with a female drifter (Keough) who gives her a glimpse of drugs, stripping, and psychedelic experiences as a way to escape.
AMC the network that brought New Mexico Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, is planning a comedy pilot for early Fall 2014, starring Ethan Sandler, set in Boston, focusing on two brothers who are comically anti early American industrialist & Patrios Paul Revere.
Johnny – Feature film, tells the life story of Johnny Tapia, now in pre-production. Casting underway with Midthunder Casting.
Looking for a six foot reddish blond MALE stand in for Josh Brolin. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a headshot sizes and a PHONE NUMBER.
IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE CASTING CALL
Real Cowgirl to be a Riding Double for Tiessa Farmiga. She is 5’5″ tall aprox 120 lbs light brown hair.
Real Cowboy that can Ride a Horse and pass as a photo Double for Ethan Hawke. Ethan is 5’11″ tall aprox 170 lbs and available June 25th thru August 8th.
Send a recent photo and phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.
LONGMIRE CASTING CALL FOR FRIDAY JUNE 27th
CASTING Professional Business Men types and Cop types for TOMORROW Friday, June 27th.
FOR MONDAY JUNE 30th LAST DAY of SEASON 3 shoot
60 + Cowboy types Female and Male 30 to 50 years old to be in the last RED PONY scene of season EMAIL robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.
NOT FILMING HERE is REVENENT, a revenge drama – starring TITANIC actor will film in Western Canada. There is a casting call here in New Mexico on Monday, June 30. LOOKING FOR VERY SPECIFIC NATIVE AMERICAN LOOKS.
JOBS collecting signatures – Marijuana decriminalization.
It looks like everyone’s favorite girl-next-door is slated to shoot the New Mexico way. Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, “The Big Bang Theory” star, is attached to the upcoming Matthew McDuffie (Odd Girl Out, A Cool, Dry Place) film, “Burning Bodhi”.
The coming of age story written and directed by McDuffie follows Dylan – a young man, who stunned to learn via social media that one of his best friends from high school has suddenly died heads back to his hometown in New Mexico, where he’s confronted by a complex grid of issues and regrets, past and present, involving his troublesome parents and heartbroken first love.
Take a peek at the Director’s Look Book below:
The film is also said to star Sasha Pieterse (Pretty Little Liars), Cody Horn (Magic Mike), Ahna O’Reilly (The Help) and Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove).
Shooting is scheduled to take place in New Mexico next month.
EG Casting is looking for old “beater cars” for multiple scenes in the feature film Sicario.
“Finally make a little money off of those old cars. We will be holding a casting call for cars this Sunday from noon to three, come on by and let us take a photo of your precious beater car, truck, van or RV.” -Elizabeth Gabel
Sunday June 15, 2014
12:00 – 3:00
Far Horizon Studio
300 Washington SE (between Central and Zuni)
This weekend in Santa Fe, the newly established New Mexico Film Foundation (NMFF) held its first ever “Friendraiser”.
Saturday June 7, 2014 the NMFF board, staff and their event sponsors hosted the gathering of a few hundred filmmakers, friends and fans of film.
The pinnacle of the evening came as NMFF President and Executive Director, Dirk Norris, announced the availability of an annual, $5000 screenwriters grant, made possible by the generous donation of the night’s guest of honor, George R. R. Martin (GRRM).
The prolific author who penned the novels which spawned the hit HBO series, “Game of Thrones” is a Santa Fe resident, known to many locals as the owner of Santa Fe’s own Jean Cocteau Cinema. On Saturday night GRRM expressed his eagerness to see what Sci-fi projects, hopeful local filmmakers will have to offer in the coming years.
“The New Mexico Film Foundation is excited and honored to be working with George in this way,” said Norris, “and appreciate his generosity in helping the independent film community in New Mexico.”
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Screenwriting Grant Details:
$5000 will go to an aspiring screenwriter, annually.
The 2014 submission process will open on June 14th.
Applicants must be a resident of New Mexico, 18 years old and NOT a member of the Writer’s Guild of America.
Scripts must be for a feature length film or original Television Pilot, in the Science Fiction
or Fantasy genres.
The application process will include a 5 page treatment and a 5 page sample script.
Complete information for submissions will be available on the New Mexico Film Foundation website beginning June 14th, 2014.
The submission process will continue until September 15th, 2014. A winner will be announced in in November 2014.
The mission of the New Mexico Film Foundation is to help grow the independent film industry in New Mexico while offering financial support and educational opportunities to New Mexico Independent filmmakers.
The George R.R. Martin screenwriting grant is the first grant the New Mexico Film Foundation has offered.
For more information about the foundation, and to make your tax deductible donation, visit their website at www.nmfilmfoundation.org.
If this is you or someone you know, with availability for the entire shoot, June 23rd to July 27th, send a recent photo, your stats (height, weight, and hair color) and a phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.
JANE GOT A GUN RE-SHOOT CASTING CALL. FILMING JUNE 10TH, 11TH 12TH. A few good looking Cowboys 30 to 60 years old. if this is you or somebody you know and are available please send a recent photo and phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.
BLOOD FATHER – Wednesday night, June 11 needs your cars, 2010 or later (no white and no red).
Also need young male skateboarders and bicyclists that are 18 or older If you are available email a photo and phone number to egabel[at]msn.com.
Back in April we told you about, In the Valley of Violence, 1890s revenge western starring JOHN TRAVOLTA AND ETHAN HAWKE SHOOTS JUNE 23rd through to JULY 25th.
TWO SPEAKING ROLES:
ONE MALE role titled “DOLLAR BILL” over 50, skinny, not bald, gaunt, and can play the role of an easily intimidated individual.
ONE MALE role titled “BARTENDER” over 50, Gray Hair, and facial hair (sideburns, mustaches, beards, and sideburns).
We are also accepting submissions for the following EXTRA positions, which are recurring for the full shoot June 23rd-July 25th: 1 mo.
-A One Armed Man
-3 women over 60
-2 Caucasian Females under 13
-5 Caucasian Males over 60
-2 Native American children
-1 Hispanic Male over 60
-2 Native American Warriors
-1 Native American Female
If you or someone you know fit any of the above roles and are available for this movie email a recent photo and phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.
JOSH BROLIN added to Emily Blunt Benicio del Toro drama, Sicario, scheduled to shoot end of July through Sept.
Another film I told you about, that may coming around the bend: Captain Fantastic, starring Viggo Mortensen
Some NM Films at AFME June 1 – 8
Last night A Man Named Paul with Drunktown’s Finest, Tonight June 5 Tapia, Dead Billy, Friday June 6 Blaze You Out, Saturday June 7 The Odd Way Home, Sunday June 8 Frontera,
The Homesman NM Film starring Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, and “TODD”, Jesse Plemons picked up for distribution after its Cannes Film Festival showing…
This Blogette says, don’t cry Burqueños! I see the writing on the Facebook wall just like you and it stings a little, but wait! Filming location and setting are oft two very different animals. Am I right, or am I right, or am I right?
Believe it or not New Mexico has played stand-in for such exotic locales as Egypt, Cali, Wyoming, Mexico, other worlds, other galaxies and yes even the East Coast…perhaps you’re familiar with the story of a mad chemistry teacher who made his way all the way to New Hampshire to escape his drug dealing comeuppance. And that my friends was all filmed right here in New Mexico.
So take heart #NM, come November New Mexico WILL hit the small screen again in Better Call Saul – under the talented hand of Sir Odenkirk, led by Masters Gilligan and Gould, for most if not all of its filming. Now the only other devastating turn of events, besides leaving NM to shoot would be if “Lynette” doesn’t land a role:
p.s. OHI has confirmed with sources within the production that NM is the only location on the shooting schedule for now…
White Turtle Casting is looking for Cars 2002 and older & casting types Asian women (Vietnamese and Korean), skateboarders and cyclists click here.
Reality show, “THE PRODUCER”, ramping-up to shoot 13 episodes of the vocal competition show – get in on it here.
LONGMIRE SHOOTING MAY 20th THRU WEDNESDAY MAY 28th.
NOW casting the following:
3 – young Men 1-6 year old 1-9 year old( Brothers) and 1-13 year old.
15 – Adults 10 – Men (mechanically inclined) and 5 – Women 20 years old to 45 years old
1 – Couple 55 years old to work on set as a Survivalist type compound – This is a reoccurring role that requires availability the full week.
Off-roading Trail capable SUV’s, lifted Trucks, and Camper Vans. If you know someone or own a vehicle matching this description submit a photo of the vehicle and yourself.
Photo double for Michael Mosley (Vic’s husband) , 5’11″ 170lbs to be on set in the compound scene. If this is you or somebody you know please send a recent photo and phone number to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com.
Robert Baxter is also casting MANHATTAN FOR THURSDAY MAY 22nd:
12 – YOUNG LADIES BETWEEN 12 AND 16 YEARS OLD.
1940 GIRL SCOUTS.
In what’s been described as “The Voice” meets “The Apprentice”, the brand new competition based reality show, “The Producer” seeks to unearth BIG TALENT from small town New Mexico.
Friday May 16, Vocalists, Songwriters and other entertainment industry enthusiasts & watchers are invited to take a peek into the Albuquerque based production, which promises hopefuls a shot at their very own recording deal.
The show will start accepting online contestant submissions on June 1, 2014. But all are welcome to get inside info this Friday by attending a Sneak Peek in downtown Albuquerque.
French record producer, music conductor, musical arranger, film composer and musician Jean-Michel Soupraya and show host, Corine Lewis are expected to be on hand Friday when hopefuls turnout for a head start on this road to stardom. If it is your time to shine, show up at noon, dressed to impress and be camera ready.
Who: Singers, Song Writers & Entertainment industry enthusiasts
If you can sing or write songs, you are invited to meet “The Producer”.
Show producer, Jim Burleson tells OHI that the show does not have any age limit or experience restrictions.
“The Producer” will film over 13 weeks – from the time the production selects 20 finalists, to the finale, when one winner will be awarded a recording deal. All competition filming will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The show will air on an undisclosed, national cable channel in the Spring of 2015.
Follow the action and get into it here. Official website coming soon.