This week’s feature Indie Q presentation at the historic KiMo Theatre in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico is the highly anticipated short thriller, “Under the Stairs”.
Written by Kieran McGowan, directed by Joshua Sallach, starring OHI fave Jack Justice, “Under the Stairs” is about eight-year-old Jack, who “new to his neighborhood, makes his lonely way home from school to arrive at an empty house as the sun goes down. One evening, Jack discovers a creature living in the darkness under the basement stairs – a creature with a sinister rasp and glowing eyes. The creature asks for Jack’s help: it is alone, it is hungry…and it knows his name.”
Attend the FREE PREMIERE SCREENING of “UNDER THE STAIRS”
Wednesday, November 30th, 7pm – 9pm (doors open 6:30) at The KiMo Theatre
The award winning comedic horror short, Plush by Ryan Denmark will open the screening which will also include additional New Mexico made independents.
Meet the casts and filmmakers expected to attend! And check-out this concept to screen preview of Under the Stairs by Jade Norris:
From NM to NC – These two New Mexikids who were cast mates in the locally filmed Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Beyond the Blackboard are hitting the books big screen style!
Both New Mexico actors were cast in two critically acclaimed, highly anticipated novels turned films due out next year.
Odd Thomas starring Fright Night’s Anton Yelchin and Addison Timlin, currently in post production – shot right here in NM and features OHI fave Jack Justice.
The Hunger Games filming in North Carolina boasts one of New Mexico’s Own in up & comer, Willow Shields who created a buzz for landing the coveted role of Primrose Everdeen in the film as a relative unknown alongside bigger hitters like Liam Hemsworth (brother of Thor, boyfriend to Miley) Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) and Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right).
Look for both films and these rising New Mexico stars in 2012.
And again the amazing opportunities for this young talent and all the cast & crew involved is thanks to more best selling literature hitting the screen in an exciting new television pilot, now filming in northern New Mexico.
From Native American Hollywood.com:
“Amber Midthunder has been cast to play Lilly Stillwater, a central character in the A&E pilot LONGMIRE (based on the mystery novels by Craig Johnson). Production is currently under way.” [Starring] Lou Diamond Phillips, Zahn McClarnon and now Amber Midthunder. This is shaping up to be a cool TV pilot. Let’s hope A & E picks it up as a TV series.
As we told you here Albuquerque’s own Willow Shields is making national, nay world news as the young talent who has been cast as Primrose Everdeen in the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ bestseller The Hunger Games.
OHI fave Jack Justice Brown is also making news that swells our hearts with joy, as the Albuquerque native too is cast in a rabid fan followed, bestselling novel adaptation – Odd Thomas is currently in production locally and NM’s beloved Jack Justice has landed the role of young Odd.
Both young actors were recently featured in the NM production of the Hallmark Hall of Fame original movie Beyond the Blackboard as premiered Easter Sunday on CBS – find it to see many of NM’s Own!
Major congratulations to these two New Mexicans for making great strides in their field and being true artists that we can all be proud of!
UPDATE 4/24/11: One of the Albuquerque natives who star in tonight’s premiere of Beyond the Blackboard has recently been cast in the upcoming major motion picture The Hunger Games. CONGRATULATIONS to New Mexico’s Own Willow Shields!
The Hallmark Hall of Fame original movie originally titled Let Them Shine, shot right here in NM last summer has a new name and an official air-date.