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New Mexico Film Foundation Launch

Posted by on January 15, 2014 | Comments Off on New Mexico Film Foundation Launch

New Mexico Film Foundation

Former Outreach Programs Manager for the New Mexico Film Office, Dirk Norris has announced the creation of the New Mexico Film Foundation, a non-profit corporation whose mission is “To help support the independent film industry in New Mexico while offering financial assistance and educational opportunities to New Mexico independent film makers.”

While the film industry continues to grow in New Mexico through the efforts of the New Mexico Film Office, programs such as the “New Visions” contract award, “Governor’s Cup” and “Film Maker Intensive,” programs designed to help New Mexico filmmakers, no longer exist. “We have a large community of independent film makers right here in New Mexico,” said Norris, “and the time is now to bring more attention to them, and offer them support.”

Once it gets funding, the New Mexico Film Foundation will offer a variety of grants aimed at helping those creative ‘above the line’ writers, directors, producers and actors that want to tell stories through film and digital media.

Norris said there is tremendous support for the idea of a Film Foundation, and plans are in the works to gain more support by holding a series of social events for film makers throughout the state. Going to various parts of the state where men and women create films will help shine a light on the work they are doing, said Norris.

The New Mexico Film Foundation is a non-profit organization which has partnered with From The Heart Productions to serve as tax exempt fiscal sponsor.

“We are proud to be a fiscal sponsor for the New Mexico Film Foundation. We look forward to working with their filmmakers to create compelling films that make a difference in people’s lives,” said Carole Dean owner and president of From the Heart Productions. From The Heart Productions is a 501(c) 3 non-profit founded by Carole Dean to help filmmakers get their projects produced.

Information about the New Mexico Film Foundation is available online at www.nmfilmfoundation.org and www.facebook.com/newmexicofilmfoundation


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New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase 2013

Posted by on October 9, 2013 | 2 comments

New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase

Starts Friday at Laru Ni Hatu Cafe 3413 Central with a “Meet the Filmmaker” Reception from 5:00-6:30. the films begin at 7 pm., and continue Saturday and Sunday at the Guild Cinema 3405 Central. The winning films from each category will be shown around the state. Stay tuned for a schedule of those screenings, in Portales, Roswell, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Grants and Taos.

Block A Friday Oct 25, 7:00-9:00pm
Lindsy Campbell The Brazilian

Renea Roberts Rooted Lands – Tierras Arraigadas

Lauren Petzke Zombiewood

Michael Zeilik Psyche Ascending

Anne Stirling Quirky View

Block B Saturday Oct 26, 11:00-12:40pm
Jeff Hudson MC Mistabil’s Great Big Phat Poetry Show

Miranda Jensen Bimos du Jour

Grizelda Quintana All Nations

Jon Barr Alumni Band

Catherine Fridey All in a Day’s Work

Block C SaturdayOct 26, 1:15-2:50pm
Eric Smigiel A Figment of My Imagination

Tyler Green\Dusty Deen Red Dog

Christopher Wright Canyon Road Pilot “The Fire”

Dillon Cullinan Dive

Jennifer Jordan Walking Shadow of Danny O’Shea

Clyde James Aragon The Zombie National Guard

Block D Saturday Oct 26, 3:15-5:35pm
Samanta Filer The Sword of Arundel

Amber/Angelique Midthunder Don’t

Matt Stanasolovich When I Get Out of Here

Forrest Godluck Sun Kink

Block E Saturday Oct 26, 6:00 8:15pm
Morse Bicknell Matanza

Nina Knapp The Sandoval 64

Danny Gura Placed

Kelly Urig The Chile Film

Block F Sunday Oct 27, 12:00-1:35pm
Holly Adams The Man App

Richard A. Baldomar Left Behind

Jean Stevens A Tale of Two Poets

Sylvia Padilla Blue Aria

Block G Sunday Oct 27, 2:00-3:40pm
Michael/Geri Lynn Miller/Weinstein Matthews Justice Denied

Rick Chapman Scene from a Modern Man

Miguel Arambula Weird

Gabe Priestley Bad Dog

Block H Sunday Oct 27, 4:00-6:30pm
Evan Curtis Snowdysseus

Donna Wells She Had Some Horses

Elliot Stenzel Tantric Love Balls

Marilyn Brindis Milton

Mindy J. Cole Montar La Cabra

Denise Trochei Dunes of Doom

Rudy Miera May I Help You?

Ben Rice Framing Enchantment

Award Ceremony Sunday Oct 27, 7:00-8:00pm

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New Mexico Casting, asting, asting

Posted by on September 24, 2013 | One comment

NMFilm Night Shift Casting

THE NIGHT SHIFT TV SERIES:

White Turtle Casting is looking for new born babies, 15 days old – 30 days old. This is paid background work.

Email picture, parent’s name, and contact number to: extras@whiteturtlecasting.com

NMFilm Killer Women

ABC SERIES CASTING CALL:

UPDATE 9/26/13: 16 women 40 to 50 years old to be Funeral Guests. Also 3 males and 1 female 20 to 40 years old for a reoccurring role as Texas Ranger Office Staff and 4 Males 30 to 50 years old for a reoccurring role as Texas Rangers.

If this is you and you are available please send a recent picture and phone number to: robertbaxtercasting@gmail.com

Robert Baxter Casting is in need of several Salsa, Latin, Flamingo Dancers on Wednesday Sept 25th for “KILLER WOMEN” 25 to 50 years old.

Indie Film NM

LOW BUDGET FEATURE CASTING STAND-INS AND FEATURED BACKGROUND:

These are paid positions depending on role. Shooting days are October 14th to the 31st.

Email headshot and resume to: DWBackground@gmail.com

Title your email with the name of the following role(s) for which you are submitting.

STAND-IN: Stand-ins preferably need to be available all weekdays from Oct. 14th thru the 31st Must be ok with 11-12 hour days.

WHITE MALE: preferably with dark brown hair, Needs to be around 5’8” and 150 lbs. Please email multiple headshots (if you have multiple), resume, measurements, and availability.

WHITE FEMALE: preferably with blonde hair. Needs to be around 5’6” with an hour-glass shape and close to 115lbs. Please email multiple headshots (if you have multiple), resume, measurements, and availability

FEATURED BACKGROUND:

“Make-out girl”- age 25-35 she needs to be alright with on screen kissing and possibly over-the-clothes touching with another female. Needs to have dark hair, preferably Latina, tattoos are a plus. MUST be available on Monday Oct. 28th and possibly the following Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Albuquerque Shoot for Meal & Reel

Posted by on March 12, 2012 | Comments Off on Albuquerque Shoot for Meal & Reel

CASTING CALL

For short film by award winning screenwriter, Stanley Ray is holding a casting call Saturday, March 24 for two important roles:

Becky: Anglo 13-15 years old girl at the awkward age of becoming a young woman and trying to hide from it. Medium length hair is physical attribute written in the script

Mickey: 9-10 years old boy. Obnoxious best friend/bully of Becky’s brother.

Father: Anglo mid to late thirty year old male. Strict and selfish parent, but not overtly threatening. Father to Becky.

Anticipate filming April 21-22 and April 28-29 in Albuquerque. Meals, DVD of finished film and IMDB credit in lieu of monetary compensation.

Seeking actors with strong acting abilities; not beginner roles.

Please email resume and head shot to: cabbed24820@mypacks.net

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Welcome to Fans Of Film™ Community, NM

Posted by on October 8, 2011 | Comments Off on Welcome to Fans Of Film™ Community, NM

Michael Palombo, tireless independent film advocate, and the Weekly Alibi’s Best of Burque 2011 Community Pick presents:

“Fans Of Film New Mexico Film Channel, a collaborative Fans Of Film community wordpress blog that has admin positions open for posting and being part of a continuing effort to share New Mexico’s film and video with the world.

As part of FOF‘s ongoing and overall efforts in “Project Share” campaign, there are currently 5 webshows listed on the site and we’re looking for and listing more good content that has been shared online from the New Mexico film community, its filmmakers and producers.”

Michael Palombo, Owner/Creator

Watch Enter The Dojo, Cyphers, Date Doctor, Indie The Series online NOW!

Fans of Film on Twitter & Facebook

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Good NM Film Making – Yellow

Posted by on October 7, 2011 | Comments Off on Good NM Film Making – Yellow

IN A WORLD where independent art struggles to see the light of day and the plight of many oft goes unheard, until the twain meet…comes the short film, YELLOW

Set and filmed in New Mexico last summer, Albuquerque actress Andrea B. Good stepped into the role of producing to help bring this important true-life story to the screen.

Written and directed by Emmy Pickett, Yellow “is about the beginnings and the transition from poverty to greater prosperity to ease their struggles and earn for themselves and their families”.

Recently featured in *The Santa Fe Reporter Pickett explains “I really see a huge call for Native American stories that are realistic and not stereotyped”.

Good, herself Native American adds, “It brings so much opportunity for the people of New Mexico and the Native American
Community.”

For its strength of story and the importance of making that story heard, the filmmakers are actively seeking to make the short drama into a full length feature.

Stay tuned for the upcoming short film trailer and share this story with film enthusiasts to help pump that life’s blood of independent film, that all important “light of day”.

From the Producer, on how important NM’s economic incentives for filmmakers are in motivating filmmakers to work here:

I have a passion for Acting and for film! I have been Acting since I was 8 yrs old when I did my first school play, from that point on I knew [it was] what I loved and what I wanted to do. Film was to became my Dream. When I was in High School I was asked by my teacher, “By the time you are 30 yrs old what will you have wanted to have done in life?” I said my dream was to be in couple of big movies and i want to have produced or directed a short or a feature film.

So here I am, I’m 38 and I have done a lot. It is really hard when you first start out, because you see I am full Blooded Native American, I am Navajo, Apache and Zia and there [are] lots of sacrifices, when you go on every audition you’re thinking positive, this is the one it well make me. So when Hollywood started coming here it was a blessing for many many many people just like me who can’t move away to Hollywood or New York. It opened the doors wide open for so many people like me who have a real talent and passion for Film.

Having the New Mexico Film incentive is very important it has brought a lot of business to New Mexico. I can’t even count how many different business get used for the films that come here to New Mexico, from clothing stores to trading posts, schools to food stores to people’s homes. It all brings money to my home town. But the best part is that it makes the Dream of a person like me come true.

It brings so much opportunity for the people of New Mexico and the Native American Community . And working on this project with Emmy is one I will hold dear to my heart. This is why I love film because you can create something so beautiful, and you meet and work with wonderful people like Emmy Pickett. – Andrea B Good


*The lead actress named in the SFR article has been replaced.

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