Filmmakers, film lovers, and all manner of arts enthusiasts are sure to file into theaters for this weekend’s Santa Fe Film Festival. Among them will be industry insiders spurred to take notice of the abundance of highly crafted works of passion scheduled to screen at the four day event.
One such work is the orginal New Mexico film, “The Deception” which is garnering critical attention for its dramatic depiction of gay youth and adults dealing with homophobia within society and within themselves. Deception director, Jay Durrwachter and Producer, Jerry Angelo started the journey into the making of this film with “the purpose of creating cultural representation of a marginalized people, to induce discussion, interest, [awareness and understanding]“.
The sold out Sunday night premiere of this riveting film is a big step toward national and international possibilities for the filmmaker’s labor of love. The continuing journey of The Deception is bitter sweet as its rising acclaim comes after the untimely passing of the film’s beloved director Jay Durrwachter who passed away last year after completing work on the production.
Written and directed by Durrwachter, the film stars Jerry Angelo, David Busse, featuring Garrett Wade, Steve Corona, Chris Ranney, Mike Ostroski, Christopher Dempsey, Luce Rains, Andrea Good, Mike Miller and many more.
Jay Durrwachter’s sister, Darlene and their mother will be in attendance at Sunday’s Santa Fe Film Festival screening of his final work.
Darlene Durrwachter tells OHI exclusively, “Jay was [a] multi-talented and meticulous artist, and “The Deception” was the completion of a lifelong dream capping a three decade theatrical, television and film career. The creation of this film was truly a culminating life project for my brother, and I know that he would be so pleased that it was completed and is being shared and viewed.”
When the backdrop is our glorious New Mexico vistas, the story is the compelling account of real-life heroes in battle, direction by Peter Berg, cast of Hollywood A-listers and actual Military Veterans, movie magic happens…New Mexico style!
Here for your viewing pleasure is a slue of set pics that have come in, from a very special stint that NMFilm “Lone Survivor” cast & crew spent on location at a New Mexico Air Force Base, on and around Veterans Day!
Cast members including Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Eric Bana, Ben Foster, Alexander Ludwig and Sammy Sheik have been in New Mexico since late September filming Peter Berg’s adaptation of the book by Marcus Luttrell.
Luttrell (pictured below with NM native, actor Jerry Angelo) literally wrote the book, Lone Survivor based on the 2005 Military Operation known as Operation Red Wings in which, “a four-man Navy SEAL team consisting of Lt. Michael Murphy, and petty officers Danny Dietz, Matthew Axelson and Marcus Luttrell departed for a reconnaissance mission high in the Hindu Kush Mountains near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. The team’s target was Ahmad Shah, a local terrorist leader with close ties to Bin Laden who led a group of insurgents referred to as the “Mountain Tigers”. Five days after insertion, Luttrell was the only SEAL to make it out alive.”
In June Luttrell is quoted as saying, “I want to make sure that the movie is true to the book. Most people get their information from movies and TV and don’t read so I want to make sure this movie is as realistic as possible.” – Luttrell to Blackfive.net
“Lone Survivor” is scheduled for release in early 2013…
She’s been all over the world and continues to wow with her acting, producing, directing and activism…this “hometown” is following in her footsteps…like Demi New Mexico is fast becoming a world leader in film – and like Demi we’re working fighting to help those around us through our success.
This Valentine’s Day we’re asking our own to shine her star back home.
And now a Valentine from NM Film and Media to: The phenomenon that is New Mexico’s Own Demi Moore:
UPDATE 11/29/10: FOURTH NIGHT! The first round of DIALECT classes begins Thursday!!! Take 2 classes – and receive dialect training FREE.
IMPROV: Mon. & Tues. Train with professional actors/producers/writers, SHOWCASE: Wed. in front of industry producers, directors, screenwriters & agents… DIALECT: Thurs. no cost additional intensive dialect training!!
For immediate information contact: Jerry G. Angelo at 323-333-7322 or visit Fireborn Films here.
Improv & Showcase training just $50 (for both) and get the new intensive Dialect training at no additional cost!
This week only – Fire Born Films is sponsoring “STAGE”, inviting new actors to a free INTENSE SCENE STUDY class Wednesday night… all you have to do is come check-out Improv…Take one IMPROV class Monday or Tuesday – Get INTENSE SCENE STUDY Wednesday for FREE!
This will be in preparation for adding a new class and a 4th night, DIALECTS. Actors from STAGE are being groomed to be dangerously versatile…and it’s working…results will be published/released forthwith!
STAGE is for all actors and all people wanting to break their mold. It is open to the public.
Who: Steve Corona – one of the most versatile acting instructors in New Mexico, Fireborn Films own Jerry Angelo also comes as part of the pkg.
Tonight 7pm sharp
5413 Lomas Blvd one block east of San Mateo
Albuquerque, NM 87110