UPDATE 10/03/10: NM in the top TEN. As of this afternoon NM’s Own, Wholly NM film Let Me In comes in at #8 for the weekend Box Office take! Raking in ~$5,300,000 opening on just over 2,000 screens! Woot!
The headlining pasty white vamps, creepish villains and blood-let victims of our long chronicled Wholly New Mexico film Let Me In may not be ready to hit the red and yellow carpet, but a premiere party will go on for the local extras, cast & crew in Los Alamos today:
“The Overture film, “Let Me In” premiers at the Reel Deal Theater on Friday with two showings; one at 6:50 p.m. and the other at 9:15 p.m.
Los Alamos County will co-sponsor a “red carpet” premiere with the Reel Deal for “Let Me In,” which will features prizes and special giveaways.
The movie was filmed in Los Alamos nearly a year ago and features several local community members, including teens from the middle and high schools. Staff from the county’s film office will serve free cake and punch in the lobby before each showing and have giveaways from the movie distribution company, such as copies of the book that was the basis of the film “Let the Right One In,” plus free movie posters.
Not only was “Let Me In” filmed in Los Alamos, but the actual town in the movie is Los Alamos. Many local residents were hired as extras and some of the kids in the film are wearing their ‘Topper High School letter
jackets with LA emblazoned on them.
The film has received rave reviews on all fronts and the Internet movie site, Rotten Tomatoes, scored it the highest at 100 percent. Some of the locations included in the filming were the high school, Barranca Mesa, the culvert at the roundabout, Ashley Pond and the ice rink
Expect long lines and sold out shows so buy your tickets early and arrive at the theater well in advance of your show time.”
Balloon Fiesta is this weekend!! Our suggestions for the week are:
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Educators – Free passes, parking & breakfast at the Balloon Fiesta Museum for special shapes mass ascension on Oct. 8. Teachers click here to RSVP.
Free bike valet – Morning and evening service provides safe & efficient bicycle parking! They even parked our Pee-Wee Herman looking tandem with wagon last year! Click here for route & full deets – and don’t forget to wear gloves and cover your ears for those very chilly morning rides!
Don’t call it the Balloon Festival…
In time for after your post fiesta activities – The first annual New Mexico Brew Fest is this Saturday 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Villa Hispana Outdoor Event Center, EXPO New Mexico 300 San Pedro NE. All ages, picnic/family festival atmosphere. And please remember your sexy beast!
Great eats, live music and of course Local and regional micro-brews! For more details and to purchase tickets (click here for a special FB Group discount), visit www.nmbrewfest.com
Also check-in here and here for more discount tix possibilities…
If you wanna get away from fiesta activities, and all our beloved tourists, head North… » Read the full post
“GWG Motion Picture Company, an up-and-coming Albuquerque independent film company, is currently looking to fill several different speaking roles for a horror/sci-fi short film scheduled to shoot later this summer. We are looking for male and female actors, ages 18-25, who are not afraid of running, screaming and getting tons of fake blood splattered on them. We have virtually no budget for this picture, but you will get meals during filming, and receive a DVD of the film when it is finished.
Auditions will be held the week of September 5th. Filming is currently being scheduled for September 24-28. Please send resumes, head shots and contact information to email@example.com.
Please include the following information: sex, age, phone number, and email address. We will contact you with audition dates and times.
Last Summer is [a] film about a group of friends who embark on a weekend camping trip that turns horrifying when zombies show up, only to find that the most unlikely member of their group eerily has powers that no zombie can match”
Feature roles being cast:
JASON (LEAD): Male, age 19, Anglo/Hispanic, brown hair, very handsome and muscular, star football player for military academy (Quarterback), articulate and well-spoken, classy dresser, loves the outdoors, very loyal to his friends, has been with Brandy for years, a bit reckless, heavy partier.
BRANDY (LEAD): Female, age 18, any race, brown hair, still in high school, attractive in a conservative way, very smart, anti-social, slightly troubled, and sweet, has been with Jason for years. » Read the full post
The horror/thriller, Intruders due from director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Days Later), in 2011 has reportedly locked-in Clive Owen (Sin City, Closer) and Daniel Brühl (Inglorious Basterds) and is set to film, in part aquí en Nuevo México.
Horror genre giants, Hammer Films have two New Mexico productions forthcoming, The Resident and Let Me In.
Look to Legion for NM Horror now on DVD and local production house Fireborn Films has horror in progress.