“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.”
A second showing is now scheduled for Sunday, July 29, 2 p.m.
1600 St. Michaels Drive
(on the Santa Fe University of Art and Design campus)
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Get all the behind-the-scenes scoop during the Q & A session with the filmmaker, Cristina McCandless following the 75 minute screening.
“From Zimbabwe to Santa Fe,” by local filmmaker Cristina McCandless, chronicles the lives of three Zimbabwean women who take us along for the ride when they venture forth to sell their baskets at the world’s largest folk art market…yes, Santa Fe’s folk art market.
But, the film isn’t about The Market – It’s about these uniquely appealing heroines who stretch beyond their personal and cultural boundaries as they reach for a better life. Their creativity, persistence and humor in the face of the unexpected twists and turns along the road, inspire us to rethink our own notions of sustainability, success and prosperity.
This documentary, filmed in partnership with two rural Zimbabwean villages and sanctioned by the country’s arts and culture leadership, offers us a violence-free, victim-free, feel-good immersion into every-day village life in Africa’s southern hemisphere.
“From Zimbabwe to Santa Fe” recently screened at the Riverside International Film Festival where it won the Audience Favorite and Jurors Best Documentary awards. The film is a New Mexico Film Office New Visions Contract Award Winner and a “mentored” project of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Producers Academy.
Tix: $8.50 to $10.00, advance ticket purchase recommended, (505) 473-6494
For more info. contact Cristina McCandless at firstname.lastname@example.org
“We need your support to finish this IMPORTANT film that exposes the environmental poisoning of the land, the health effects on the community, the contamination of the drinking water, and the profiteering of Los Alamos National Labs. As co-producer of this feature documentary, we urge your to donate, what you can to help us finish this film. This film will world-wide distribution, but we need your help for us to raise finishing funds. The deadline for the fundraiser is June 1, 2012. Our hope is that we can finish prior to Hiroshima Day, August 6, 2012.”
-Angelie Gamboa, Producer/Director &
Thomas Jaggers, Producer/Writer
“Up On The Hill”
UPDATE 12/08/11: Just days remaining in the fundraising efforts to produce the forthcoming documentary to help find answers in the UNSOLVED disappearance of New Mexico teen, Tara Calico. This film is being executive produced by dear friend to NM, actor RJ Mitte. Click here to help.
Mitte, of NM’s Own AMC hit television series, Breaking Bad has signed-up to produce a documentary by Melinda Esquibel centering on the unsolved 1988 disappearance of Valencia County New Mexico teen, Tara Calico.
“Albuquerque is pretty much a second home to me. I can’t stand that there are so many stories like this, and no one gets a chance of getting their story told…We have the opportunity of getting this story told.”
- RJ Mitte to KRQE
Learn more about the case, the film, and how you can help here.
UPDATE 2/10/11: A follow-up video just released by our friends at D-House Entertainment featuring Ten Year actor Channing Tatum talking MMA at Jackson’s in Albuquerque. Don’t miss the premiere of The Proving Grounds coming-up next month – in the meantime enjoy:
Gorgeous, temporary New Mexican Rosario Dawson talks to Landon Dyksterhouse of D-House Entertainment about MMA and Jon Jones!
D’Lovely Dawson speaks to what sport fighting can bring to a community and her fascination with it. Ro also lends a big time endorsement/SHOUT OUT to NM’s Own Mash-up King for his upcoming MMA Film THE PROVING GROUNDS.