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Photo doubles needed for television series promo shoot

Posted by on March 27, 2014 | No comments

The Messengers casting Stand ins in New Mexico

CASTING CALL:

PROMOTIONAL SHOOT for the television series ‘The Manhattan Project’

Filming SATURDAY MARCH 29th in Santa Fe, NM.

ROBERT BAXTER CASTING is looking for two Photo Doubles for series stars (above), John Benjamin Hickey – height 6’1″, and Olivia Williams – height 5’9″.

If you or anyone you know have the look to pull of a photo double for either of these actors please send in your photo, first and last name, your age, height and weight to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com ASAP.

Title your email, “Manhattan Photo Double for 3/29″.

GOOD LUCK!

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Discovery Channel casting Native American actors in New Mexico

Posted by on March 25, 2014 | One comment

Coleman Studio Native American Sculpture

NATIVE AMERICAN CASTING CALL

MIDTHUNDER CASTING is seeking actors for two significant Native American roles for a 6 hour docu-series for The Discovery Channel.

The docu-series tells the story of the settling of the American West through the eyes of some its most legendary characters.

We are casting NON-UNION actors who have some level of experience HORSEBACK RIDING, STUNTS, AND SIMULATED COMBAT.

CRAZY HORSE
Age 25-35. Oglala Lakota (Sioux), Medium Height, Strong Build.
Led Sioux in battles against U.S. Army.

SITTING BULL
Age 40-55. Hunkpapa Lakota (Sioux), Medium Height, Strong Build. Preeminent chief of the Sioux.

NONUNION

Shoot dates: Mid May – Mid June 2014

Shoot location: Utah

Rate: $300 per day

Director: John Ealer

OPEN CALL:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Midthunder Casting
Garson Studios @ The Film School
Santa Fe University of Art & Design
1600 St. Michael’s Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Directions
From the main entrance off of St. Michael’s Drive, follow the “Robert Redford/Milagro” signs. You’ll see a building with silver letters, “THE FILM SCHOOL.” Enter the building and Midthunder Casting is the first office on your right

Campus Map
Building #15 on Campus Map “Garson Communications”: http://www.santafeuniversity.edu/About/VisitUs/CampusMap.aspx

TO SUBMIT VIA EMAIL:

If you cannot attend the open call, please send an email ASAP to: info[at]midthundercasting.com and include the following:

1) Recent photo(s) no larger than 2 MB
2) Full name
3) Age
4) Native American tribal affiliation
5) Height
6) Your level of training/ability in horseback riding, bareback riding, stunts and simulated combat/weaponry
7) City and state where you reside
8) Phone number

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OPEN CALL: Commercial Casting in Santa Fe & Albuquerque

Posted by on February 27, 2014 | One comment

New Mexico Commercial Casting Call

Midthunder Casting is seeking FRESH FACES AND TALENT for multiple commercials shooting in New Mexico.

All types. All ages. All ethnicities.

In particular:
65+ Seniors
Athletic types (tennis players, kick-boxers, basketball players)
Adventurous families (roller coasters, anyone?!)
Ranchers/cowboys
Interesting faces and dynamic personalities
Anyone with a desire to be in front of the camera!

No experience necessary. Nonunion. Bring the whole family!

Please attend one of our open calls Saturday, March 1, 2014.

ALBUQUERQUE
Saturday, March 1, 2014
10:00am – 4:00pm
Best Western Rio Grande Inn
1015 Rio Grande NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(corner of I-40/Rio Grande)

SANTA FE
Saturday, March 1, 2014
10:00am – 4:00pm
Midthunder Casting offices
The Film School @ Santa Fe University of Art & Design
Room #101
1600 St. Michael’s Drive
Santa Fe, New Mexico
(near The Screen movie theatre)

MidthunderCasting[at]gmail.com

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#NMFilm LONE SURVIVOR : Special Screening

Posted by on January 7, 2014 | 2 comments

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Join Cast, Crew and honored military guests for a special screening of the New Mexico Film, LONE SURVIVOR starring Mark Wahlberg.

There will be a post showing auction of film memorabilia to benefit the Lone Survivor Fund, in support of Veterans and military families.

Thursday
January 16, 2014
7pm – 11pm

The Lensic Theater
211 W San Francisco St.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

This screening and the auction are open to the public – the ample theater seating will be on a first come first served basis.

Please come out in celebration of New Mexico Film and in support and tribute to our Nation’s military.

Event page: New Mexico Cast & Crew Screening of Lone Survivor

Sponsored by: Shoot Santa Fe, IATSE 480, America Tent ABQ, OneHeadlightInk.com & New Mexico Filmmakers Give Back

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NM TALENT: Turn out for the New Mexico Film Industry Tune-up

Posted by on December 3, 2013 | 3 comments

EXCLUSIVE EVENT UPDATE:

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.

New Mexico Sizzle Reel Talent Featurette

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!

RSVP HERE!

Full Schedule:

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
Reception

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Awards Ceremony – Shoot Santa Fe trailer contest grand prize winner to be announced

7:00 PM
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.

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Santa Fe Music Alliance Holiday Fiesta

Posted by on December 3, 2013 | Comments Off

Santa Fe Music Alliance

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Three Day Film Jobs Events Help New Mexicans Break Into Film Business

Posted by on November 27, 2013 | Comments Off

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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)

MEDIA WELCOME

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

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#NMFilm “Sweet Vengeance” Gets Red Carpet Treatment in Santa Fe

Posted by on October 17, 2013 | Comments Off

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is pleased to present the Red Carpet Gala screening of the New Mexico-made film SWEETWATER on Friday October 18th, 7pm at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Writers and directors Logan and Noah Miller will be in attendance to introduce the picture and follow with Q&A. Sweet Vengeance is set against the magnificent New Mexico country side, directed by the Miller Brothers create a wonderful stylistic western starring January Jones and Ed Harris. In the late 1800′s, a beautiful former prostitute (January Jones) tries to build an honest life with her husband in the rugged plains of New Mexico. When she catches the eye of a sadistic and powerful religious leader (Jason Isaacs) her life is violently turned upside down. She embarks on a bloody course of vengeance with the assistance of a renegade sheriff (Ed Harris). Special private reception at Pippin Contemporary at 5 pm featuring the music of Nacha Mendez. Red Carpet Gala event starts at 6:30pm at Lensic Performing Arts Center. Tickets on sale now for all events www.ticketsantafe.org or call 505-988-1234.

Join Santa Fe independent Film Festival extravaganza with a Red Carpet event provided by IATSE local 480. After-party to follow at Kristin Johnson Fine Art with GROUPIES exhibition photos by Baron Wolman. Come Dressed as a groupies. The night ends with a dance-party at Rouge Cat.

Friday October 18th at 10:45 am SFIFF will feature the Tribeca Film Festival hit BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN, a spirited bluegrass soundtrack accompanies the turbulent relationship of Didier, a banjo-playing atheist, and Elise, a singing tattoo-artist with her own spirituality. When tragedy strikes, their love and beliefs are put to the test. A bluegrass band will play after the screening at CCA.

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Mission Statement
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is dedicated to bringing the best films the cinematic world has to offer to our thriving artistic community and growing audience. Our goal is to create a dialogue between filmmakers of diverse visions and cultures, to enrich our community through innovative experiences and economic opportunities, and to support a vibrant and sustainable filmmaking future in New Mexico by showcasing the latest talent in independent films both local and global.

Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival:

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival relies on the generous support of sponsors and corporate partnerships to help fund the 5th Annual Film Festival. A special thanks to this year’s committed sponsors: (official sponsors) McDowell Construction, Premier Distributing Company, Bishop’s Lodge and Resort, Inn and Spa at Loretto, Eldorado Hotel, Studio X, Kristin Johnson Fine Art & Ice House Music, Garrett’s Desert Inn, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, Warehouse 21, IATSE Local 480, The Santa Fe Reporter, Hutton Broadcasting, The Film School at SFUAD, Garson Studios, HDNM & Stepbridge Studios; (community sponsors) Buffalo Thunder Casino & Resort, Center for Contemporary Arts, Pippin Contemporary, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, EZTV Install, Dos Lunas Tequila,, High Desert Digital, San Francisco Bar & Grill, Palace Restaurant, Tanti Luce 221, Santa Fe Spirits.

Other funding provided by: Santa Fe Arts Commission, McCune Charitable Foundation, and Kindle Project. Partially funded by 1% Lodgers Tax.

via Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

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SANTA FE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BRINGS JOHN WATERS LIVE TO THE LENSIC

Posted by on September 11, 2013 | Comments Off

John Waters Filthy Word Live in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival announces a special evening with John Waters will be the highlight of the 2013 fest on Saturday, October 19th at The Lensic Performing Arts Center. The main event of the evening will be John Waters LIVE. In his newest one-man-show “This Filthy World”, John Waters (HAIRSPRAY, CRYBABY) highlights his impressive film career and perverse taste. The living independent film legend who William Burroughs dubbed “The Pope of Trash,” will follow his show with a book signing of his latest title ROLE MODELS. This is John Waters first performance in Santa Fe. The evening is topped with Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s popular V.I.P Party hosted by Gary Farmer and The Troublemakers at the San Francisco Bar & Grill just down San Francisco Street near the Plaza.

Tickets for John Waters LIVE “This Filfthy World” range from $18 to $58 and are available at ticketsantafe.org or call #505-988-1234 on Monday September 16th.

“No filmmaker embodies the independent spirit and honesty the way that the great John Waters. He is a true independent spirit and we are extremely honored to have him at the festival.” said Jacques Paisner, Executive Director and Co- founder.

John Waters grew up in Baltimore in the 1950s, obsessed by violence and gore, both real and on the screen. With his counter-culture friends as his cast, Waters began making silent 8mm and 16mm films in the mid-’60s. By the early 1970s, he was making features, breaking into world-wide notoriety with PINK FLAMINGOS (1972) – a bold exercise in ultra-bad taste. Waters successfully crossed over to Hollywood with HAIRSPRAY(1988). Waters continues to create daring independent films today. His films HAIRSPRAY was turned into the eight time Tony award-winning Broadway musical.

John Waters

An Evening with John Waters is part of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s Baltimore Program. Other films include: I AM DIVINE and 12 O’CLOCK BOYS.

I AM DIVINE is a definitive biographical portrait of Harris Glenn Milstead, a.k.a. Divine, and honors him in just the way he always craved – as a serious artist and an immortal star.

12 O’CLOCK BOYS, Pug, a wisecracking 13 year old living on a dangerous Westside block, has one goal in mind: to join The Twelve O’Clock Boys; the notorious urban dirt-bike gang of Baltimore. Converging from all parts of the inner city, they invade the streets and clash with police, who are forbidden to chase the bikes for fear of endangering the public.

Special tickets for a private intimate dinner party with John Waters preceding his show go on sale for $500 each, on a first come, first serve basis, includes reserved seating. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 16th, please visit ticketsantafe.org or call 505.988.1234.

The 2013 Fifth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will begin on Wednesday October 16, 2013 with the Oscar nominee John Sayles’s thriller GO FOR SISTERS introduced by co-star and actor Yolanda Ross (TREME, SPECTOR) and come to a rest on Sunday October 20, 2013, holding five (5) days of independent film, interactive social events, and numerous instructive and exploratory workshops.

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is the hot, fast-growing film festival where innovative filmmakers have a place to screen their films to the diverse audiences in Santa Fe, New Mexico during the annual 5 day film fest the third week in October, now in its 5th year, and, at special events throughout the year.

Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival relies on the generous support of sponsors and corporate partnerships to help fund the 5th Annual Film Festival. A special thanks to this year’s committed sponsors: (official sponsors) Bishop’s Lodge and Resort, Inn and Spa at Loretto, Eldorado Hotel, Studio X, Kristin Johnson Gallery & Ice House Music, Garrett’s Desert Inn, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, Warehouse 21, IATSE Local 480, The Santa Fe Reporter, Hutton Broadcasting, The Film School at SFUAD, Garson Studios; (community sponsors) Center for Contemporary Arts, Pippin Contemporary, EZ TV Install, Dos Lunas Tequila, HDNM & Stepbridge Studios, High Desert Digital, San Francisco Bar & Grill, Palace Restuarnt, Tanti Luce, Santa Fe Spirits.

Other funding provided by: Santa Fe Arts Commission, McCune Charitable Foundation, and Kindle Project.

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Casting Real People, New Mexico

Posted by on September 7, 2013 | Comments Off

New Mexico Casting Calls

From Jo Edna Boldin:

HUGE NON-UNION OPEN CALL – NM RESIDENTS ONLY *NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

CASTING REAL PEOPLE
FOR A NEW MEXICO HEALTH SERVICES TV COMMERCIAL

*Looking for NEW MEXICO real people newborn to great Grandparents
*No acting experience needed, seeking non-union “real” people, all ages
*Native American, Hispanic, African American, Asian, Caucasian
*We need the ‘look of New Mexico’
*If chosen, shoots 1 day between 9-19 & 9-23
*PAY IS $400.00 for the days work.
Bring your entire family, children, elders and everyone in between!

ALBUQUERQUE
WHEN: TUESDAY, 9-10-2013, 2-6PM
WHERE: NATIVO LODGE, SABINA ROOM
6000 Pan American FWY, Alb., NM 87109

SANTA FE
WHEN: THURSDAY, 9-12-2013, 2-6pm
WHERE: INN AT SANTA FE, KACHINA ROOM
8376 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507

TAOS
WHEN: FRIDAY, 9-13-2013, 1-6PM
WHERE: KACHINA LODGE, SUNDANCE ROOM
413 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571

*NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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SFlFF in the running for Coolest Film Fest

Posted by on July 5, 2013 | Comments Off

VOTE Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Industry heavy weight publication, MovieMaker Magazine is on the hunt for the COOLEST Film Festivals in the country. And if there’s one thing New Mexico’s famed “City Different” is most renowned for…it’s COOL! Couple that with the crazy talent and passion of the capitol city’s film and overall arts communities and we have a WINNER!

Vote the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival for Moviemaker Magazine’s 25 Coolest Film Festivals!!!

Santa Fe Independent Film Fest is in the running for Moviemaker Magazine’s 25 Coolest Film Fests. Every year Moviemaker Magazine announces the top 25 coolest film festivals around. This year they have opened up the voting to festival goers. Thanks to your support Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is one of 80 film fests on the shortlist. Now we need your help to win our pool #10. Vote for Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and tell the world how cool our festival and city really are. Please vote today, voting ends on Monday July 8th. Vote here! It’s so easy!

From Moviemaker’s Lara Conocino, “You’re probably aware that every fall, for the better part of a decade, we’ve published a list of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals”-the sister list to our “50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.” After a lot of debate and consideration, we decided to kick the “Coolest” list up a notch this year and let our readers nominate and vote on their favorite film festivals.”

Please vote for Santa Fe Independent Film Festival!

Don’t forget to attend Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and Santa Fe Rep present The Rocky Horror Picture Show in the Railyard Park with live shadow cast. Movie starts at 8 p.m. after party at Rouge Cat start at 10pm.

The 2013 Fifth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will begin on Wednesday October 16, 2013 and come to a rest on Sunday October 21, 2013, holding five (5) days of independent film, interactive social events, and numerous instructive and expository workshops.

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is geared towards giving creative filmmakers a place to screen their film in Santa Fe, NM. SFIFF invites filmmakers from around the world to screen their innovative work to the diverse audience of Santa Fe, NM.

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Longmire Casting Native American Background Talent in New Mexico

Posted by on June 17, 2013 | One comment

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OPEN CALL for Native American Extras age 18-65

Location: Santa Fe Area

Compensation: $10.71 per hr.

Project: “Longmire”

Robert Baxter is currently holding an online casting call for Native American “Background” talent for several scenes shooting Friday June 21st, Monday June 24th, Tuesday June 25th and Wednesday June 26th (2013).

If you are interested and available, email a recent picture of yourself and a contact phone number to robertbaxtercasting@gmail.com

For more information Call 505-273-5822

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“Buffalo in the Room” Casting Call, NM

Posted by on March 27, 2013 | Comments Off

Buffalo in the Room Series Casting Native Americans

Buffalo in the Room is a comedy series project featuring Native Americans.

Two non-union open casting calls for several roles in Buffalo in the Room will be held, on April 5th and April 6th, 2013. Auditions are open to anyone interested in acting. Experience is not required. Actors outside of New Mexico who cannot make it to the auditions can email (below) to submit a video audition.

Santa Fe: April 5th, 2013 at The Lodge in Santa Fe, NM from noon to 4 pm

Albuquerque: April 6th, 2013 at Nativo Lodge in Albuquerque, NM from noon to 4 pm

Buffalo in the Room is a series sitcom with an expected run of 15 episodes, that primarily features Native Americans and the often comedic expectations and stereotypes when dealing with the entertainment industry.

Shooting will begin in mid-late April in New Mexico. The pilot is being pitched to broadcast TV networks, and will initially commence as a web series.

Executive producer Brian Vallie created and co-wrote Buffalo in the Room along with Brian Young, a Yale graduate filmmaker and actor for a predominantly Native cast and crew. Vallie worked as a talent agent for New Mexico’s biggest talent agency while in college which
prompted writing Buffalo in the Room. Vallie wanted to see more Native productions with comedy, so he wrote a lighthearted comedy sitcom based on actual characters and events.

The series will be directed by Allistair McCray who has been involved in the film industry for many years. “I’m excited to be working with Native writers and cast. I believe there are undiscovered talent out there and we want to give them a chance. Buffalo in the Room is a production that can give them that chance, both cast and crew,” said director and producer, Allistair McCray.

Most roles require Native ethnicity, but there will also be several other roles requiring nonnatives.

Go to facebook.com/buffalointheroom for list of the main cast and visit www.buffalointheroom.com for more information.

Contact Brian Vallie for specifics, questions, or interviews at 505-917-9509, or email info@buffalointheroom.com.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico – Call for ‘pappers’ at NMFilm Bill Party

Posted by on March 5, 2013 | Comments Off

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We don’t want no stinking paparazzi, but we do want you to play one on TV…

Well, maybe not so much on TV, but if you or someone you know is a professional or novice photog who may be interested in supporting the New Mexico Film Industry, please take the time to read and share the following notice:

Want to help out? This Thursday evening Film Industry advocates are throwing the 100th Bill Party, hosted by IATSE Local 480. This year’s theme is, “A Salute to the Movie Business”!

Event organizers want to create the atmosphere of a big industry event for all! To make the party that much more exciting and glamorous, what better than having photographers snapping away red carpet style photos of all attendees and the major star appearances expected?

If you’d like to help* and get important New Mexico Film legislation passed, come to the Santa Fe Community Convention Center from 5′ish to 7′ish with your camera dressed as a paparazzi.

*If you show-up in your paparazzi best to help advance the cause, I volunteer to post your select photographs of the event (and/or other works) here along with your contact information for possible follow-up photography jobs! Email be@oneheadlightink.com with your shots!

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Friendly Reminder from a Top NM Casting Director

Posted by on February 20, 2013 | Comments Off

Film and Media day casting call:
EG Casting Line

From Elizabeth Gabel -

PLEASE, all interested actors MUST attend the film and media day casting call. I sadly will not be there because I have to be in CA that day, but Lorrie Latham will be there to represent EG casting and Latham Casting.

We will cast both our projects: The Homesman with Tommy Lee Jones and A Million Ways to Die in the West with Seth MacFarland from that casting call so if you wish to be considered for those project, please be there.

REMEMBER: Men with great mustaches, women with natural long hair.

When: Friday, February 22 8:00am-4:20pm

Where: New Mexico State Capital, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM

FEATURING: 11am -4pm – Open Casting Call at the State Land Office Auditorium @ 310 Old SF Trail

If you cannot make the call, please update your photo and profile at www.egcasting.com

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Free Screening: Water Sustainability Documentary Short – Santa Fe, NM

Posted by on January 22, 2013 | Comments Off

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“Penasco: A Path to Water Sustainability”, a 20-minute film produced by Silver Bullet Productions (Santa Fe), with videography, sound, and editing provided by Lightningwood Pictures
(Santa Fe) – free screening on January 25th at 1:00 p.m. in the Runnels Auditorium in the Runnels Building (St. Francis Drive and Alta Vista) in Santa Fe.

“During 2012 a multi-organizational task group worked jointly to develop the New Mexico Sustainable Community Award Program, by starting with sustainable water systems as the initial category for awards. We had garnered Congressional support for this award program from the entire New Mexico delegation, and through the collaborative efforts of personnel from the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), and the Espanola Basin Regional Issues Forum (EBRIF), we mailed out 600 invitations to New Mexico water systems to apply for the award program. Ultimately, 10 water systems state-wide were selected as award winners. Each award winner was recognized individually by a letter from Secretary David Martin, NMED and further recognized last October during the award ceremony at the New Mexico Infrastructure Finance Committee conference in Taos.

In order to further recognize the winners of the Sustainable Community Awards for water system sustainability, the Penasco Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association was chosen to represent achievements in water sustainability by serving as the subject for an educational film that could be used to inspire, educate, and train small water systems state-wide. EBRIF sponsored the film project with funding provided by Los Alamos County, and the film you will see on January 25th is the final product. The 20-minute film was produced by Silver Bullet Productions in Santa Fe with the videography, sound, and editing provided by Lightningwood Pictures. EBRIF’s goal was to create a film that could be used by state agencies, e.g. NMED, OSE, and NMFA as well as other organizations e.g. RCAC, NMRW, NCNMEDD, IFC, etc. to promote the concepts of “sustainability” and illustrate by example the process and benefits of following the path to sustainability. The criteria contained in the House Joint Memorial 86 Report with emphasis on technical, managerial, and financial capacity building were addressed in the film’s script development and editing. The film’s credit roll contains reference to addition resource information listed on two NMED websites.”

Charlie Nylander
Española Basin Technical Advisory Group

Thanks WW

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Overwhelming NM Community Response Spurs Changes to Bless Me Ulitima Premiere

Posted by on September 28, 2012 | Comments Off

BREAKING NEWS: Santa Fe IFF Changes Screening Date for BLESS ME, ULTIMA with Rudolfo Anaya in Attendance Due to Overwhelming Community Response

**All tickets purchased for the original Wednesday Oct. 17 showing will receive entrance to the after party at Zia Diner on Wednesday, October 17th and also have a seat at the premiere on Thursday, October 18th at the Lensic.**

Santa Fe, NM: The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival announces that the screening of BLESS ME, ULTIMA will now be at The Lensic Performing Arts Center on the 2nd day of the fest with Rudolfo Anaya in attendance on Thursday, October 18th to accommodate the overwhelming community response.

Santa Fe IFF and The Lensic are honored that author Rudolfo Anaya will be at the New Mexico premiere of BLESS ME ULTIMA to accept the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s American Author Award and to sign his books before the premiere. Luke Ganalon the actor who stars as the young Antonio, and Benito Martinez, who plays Antonio’s father Gabriel, will introduce the film.

Due to the astounding advance ticket sales, Santa Fe IFF has also extended the BLESS ME, ULTIMA events to two days beginning on the 1st day of the Fest, Wednesday, October 17th with a special party hosted by the Zia Diner where owner, restaurateur Beth Koch has created a menu inspired by the recipes from Rudolfo Anaya’s book to celebrate the NM premiere of the movie at 9 p.m. at 326 South Guadalupe Street in the Rail Yard.

The venue and date of the screening of BLESS ME, ULTIMA have been changed from Wednesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. at Warehouse 21 to Thursday, October 18th at 7 p.m. at the Lensic. Tickets for the screening are available now at ticketssantafe.org and the Lensic box office 505.988.1234.

Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival relies on the generous support of sponsors andcorporate partnerships to help fund the Annual Film Festival. A special thanks to this years’ committed sponsors: (media partner) Hutton Broadcasting; (official sponsors) Inn and Spa at Loretto, Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa, Studio X, Hotel Santa Fe, Lensic, Warehouse 21, Lensic Performing Arts Center; (community sponsors) IATSE Local 480, HDNM, ,La Posada de Santa Fe Resort, Garrett’s Desert Inn, San Francisco Bar & Grill, Zia Diner, Cowgirl BBQ, Flying Star, Ore House at Milagro, Santa Fe Studios, Santa Fe Studios, Garson Studios, Albuquerque Studios, Whole Foods; (signature sponsors) Tamalewood, High Desert Digital, Meow Wolf, Fred Ray Lopez of Santa Fe Tinworks; (contributing partners) Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Southwest CARE Center, Quail Run, KUNM, Hinkle Law Firm, Farm to Restaurant New Mexico, Winds of Choice Chiropractic Healing; (festival partners) Ace Hardware, Century Bank, Image Ratio, One Mind Design.
Other partners include: Santa Fe County, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Kindle Project, and the McCune Foundation.

About the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival was founded four years ago by local filmmakers to bring the best of independent film to Santa Fe and reignite the historic love affair between Santa Fe and Film. 2012 marks the fourth year of Santa IFF’s all volunteer organization offering a growing festival for independent film, filmmakers, and film lovers. Santa Fe IFF is dedicated to the economic development of our city and New Mexico film. Santa Fe IFF is committed to attracting a growing number of people who make and love films from all over the world to join this year’s Fest to enjoy independent films and the unique charm of Santa Fe.The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival continues its mission in exhibiting the best of independent film to diverse audiences, creating educational opportunities, and building community partnerships.

The 4th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film takes place October 17 to 21, 2012. For more information contact:
505.349.1414
Info@santafeiff.com
santafeiff.com
facebook.com/santafeindependentfilmfestival
twitter.com/SFIndieFilmFest

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The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival takes place October 17 to 21, 2012. For more information contact:
505.349.1414
Info@santafeiff.com
santafeiff.com
facebook.com/santafeindependentfilmfestival

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Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Premieres NM’s Bless Me Ultima

Posted by on August 27, 2012 | Comments Off

From the Book that was Banned, Burned and Forbidden, the New Mexico Movie Premiere of Bless Me, Ultima Opens the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival on October 17, 2012.

Santa Fe, NM (August 27, 2012) The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is thrilled to announce its 2012 festival will open with the New Mexico premiere of Bless Me, Ultima the film based on the beloved classic, “the book that was banned, burned, and forbidden.” Bless Me, Ultima written by treasured New Mexico author Rudolfo Anaya will kick off the fourth year of the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival on October 17th at Warehouse 21 heading up a full festival schedule over 5 days in 4 venues in downtown Santa Fe. Santa Fe IFF runs October 17th to 21st with over 75 film screenings, filmmaker workshops and after-parties. The Opening night party will be held at Zia Diner with a special menu created by local restaurateur Beth Koch based on recipes from Bless Me, Ultima. The Awards Ceremony will be on Saturday October 20th at The Lensic Performing Arts Center. This year, Santa Fe IFF inaugurates its New Mexico Tin Pie Plate Awards created by Fred Ray Lopez of santafetinworks.com to hold their signature Pie Awards homemade by the Executive Director’s Mom.

Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima is a drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly curandera who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village. Many New Mexicans can remember growing up reading this incredible book, and have long awaited the movie. Bless Me, Ultima is an award-winning classic, however, it has been controversial and has been banned in school curriculum and public libraries, as recently as this year in Arizona. Opening the festival with Bless Me, Ultima represents Santa Fe IFF’s commitment to supporting films made in New Mexico featuring a New Mexican cast and crew. Executive Director Jacques Paisner states, “The mission of Santa Fe IFF is to show that New Mexico is the best place to watch and make films. We are especially excited to present the New Mexico premiere of Bless Me Ultima written here by a beloved New Mexico author and filmed in our state.”

Santa Fe IFF is excited that Southwest CARE Center has come on as a contributing partner to bring the timely critically acclaimed film Call Me Kuchu to the 2012 fest. David Kato, the first openly gay man in Uganda and his fellow activists work tirelessly to defeat a new bill that threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death, while combating vicious persecution in their daily lives.”Racking up awards from the Berlin Film Festival to Toronto’s Hot Docs, and closing this year’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival at NYC’s Film Society of Lincoln Center…Call Me Kuchu… is one of those rare docs that manages to enlighten, uplift and enrage in equal doses.” Lauren Wissot (Santa Fe IFF Director of Programming, Filmmaker Magazine Contributing Editor) Call Me Kuchu will screen at CCA (Center for Contemporary Arts) on Friday, October 19. For info on Santa Fe IFF 2012 festival passes and tickets go to www.santafeiff.com or call 505 349-1414.

Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival program, events and filmmaker brunch rely on the generous support of sponsors and corporate partnerships. A special thanks to this year’s committed sponsors: (media partner) Hutton Broadcasting; (official sponsors) Inn and Spa at Lorretto, Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa, Studio X, Hotel Santa Fe, Lensic Performing Arts Center, Warehouse 21, IATSE Local 480, HDNM, Santa Fe Studios; (community sponsors) La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa, Garrett’s Desert Inn, San Francisco Street Bar & Grill, Zia Diner, Cowgirl BBQ, Flying Star, Ore House at Milagro, Inside Santa Fe, Garson Studios; (signature sponsors) Tamalewood, High Desert Digital, Meow Wolf, Fred Ray Lopez of Santa Fe Tinworks, Whole Foods; (contributing partners) Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Southwest CARE Center, Quail Run, KUNM, Hinkle Law Firm, Farm to Restaurant New Mexico, Winds of Choice Chiropractic Healing; (festival partners) Century Bank, Image Ratio, One Mind Design.
Other supporters include: Santa Fe County, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Kindle Project, and McCune Foundation.

About the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival was founded four years ago by local filmmakers to bring the best of independent film to Santa Fe and reignite the historic love affair between Santa Fe and film. 2012 marks the fourth year of Santa IFF’s all volunteer organization offering a growing festival for independent film, filmmakers and film lovers. Santa Fe IFF is dedicated to the economic development of our city and New Mexico film. Santa Fe IFF is committed to attracting a growing number of people who make and love films from all over the world to join this year’s Fest to enjoy independent films and the unique charm of Santa Fe. The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival continues its mission of exhibiting the best of independent film to diverse audiences, creating educational opportunities, and building community partnerships.

The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival takes place October 17 to 21, 2012. For more information contact:
505.349.1414
Info@santafeiff.com
santafeiff.com
facebook.com/santafeindependentfilmfestival

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Sweetwater gets rolling and beards still needed on the range

Posted by on June 7, 2012 | 4 comments

Dozens of locals brave their bristles awaiting a call for The Lone Ranger, while Ed Harris and January Jones ready for their close-up in New Mexico.

The call for extras with substantial beards has been out for months. As the NM weather heats-up many Lone Ranger hopefuls have thrown in the towel and picked-up the razor. Those who remain at their grizzly best still have hope as the Extras Casting director for the shoot recently sent out word that TLR will resume filming in mid July through the end of August.

Elizabeth Gabel, the E&G of EG Casting, has also announced today that they will be casting for the upcoming Albuquerque shoot of Sweetwater starring Ed Harris and January Jones.

If you’re beard ready for July or if you’re interested in submitting for 1800′s Western Drama, Sweetwater, register or update your talent profile with EG Casting here.

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Feature Film Casting Native Boys, Santa Fe, NM

Posted by on May 3, 2012 | Comments Off

Casting Call: Man Called Buffalo

Rene Haynes Casting is holding an Open Casting Call for 7 to 14 year old NATIVE BOYS for the feature film “Man Called Buffalo,” directed by Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals).

Synopsis:
Two young Navajo brothers escape their abusive stepfather in search of the buffalo from their favorite book, a determined local police officer teams up with a half-Sioux highway patrolwoman but the rescue mission becomes more than they expected.

When: Saturday, May 19
And Sunday, May 20

Time (both days): 9:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Garson Studios, Stage C
Santa Fe University of Art & Design
1600 St. Michael’s Dr
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Directions:
For Parking follow posted signs from University entrance to Stage C.

Information:
Director: Chris Eyre
Producer: Edward Parks
Genre: Coming of Age Feature Film
Paying SAG Scale – Modified Low Budget

Please bring recent photo (or one will be taken there) and a parent or guardian OR a note of permission. Boys will be given audition material at the location.

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