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#NMFilm – Tao of Surfing

Posted by on August 30, 2013 | Comments Off on #NMFilm – Tao of Surfing

New Mexico Film-The Tao of Surfing

While the news of a third season return for the New Mexico production of Longmire is still being freshly celebrated, some of the show’s stars and crew are hard at work on the highly anticipated film adaptation of the renowned novel, Tao of Surfing, by Pulitzer Prize nominated author Micheal A. Allen.

Lou Diamond Phillips himself will direct and star in the movie. His Longmire co-star Bailey Chase will also star along with a lengthy roster of talent, including Eric Balfour, Bruce Davison, Julia Jones, Mike Dopud, Vincent Ventresca, Cym Sanguinet, Lee Purcell, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Dale Dickey, Edward James Olmos, Arie Verveen, Chaka Forman, Arija Bareikis and more.

Filming is currently underway in California and expected to move on to southern New Mexico this fall for the remaining majority of production.

Tao of Surfing “celebrates the joy and wonder of youth, the heartbreak and challenges that come with unexpected life change and the inner peace that can result when we face adversity with courage and resolve. It is a film about two childhood friends bonded together by their mutual connection to the power and majesty of the sea and their love of surfing, one, an iconic, intuitively gifted free spirit, the other, a struggling young writer. We follow their journey as they come to age in their search for excitement, love, and adventure, and are with them as they come to terms with a life-changing event…the discovery of a mortal illness.

The metaphor of the ever-changing Sea underlines the influence of the Tao of life’s cycle, an ancient Chinese philosophy that emphasizes simplicity and the flowing movement, change and renewal that happens within the natural course of things. And so, the other leading character here is the Sea itself with her passion, beauty, exuberance and calm; her power to heal and renew; and her shared sense of peace and tranquility as one day ends and another begins.

This is a story of compassion, brotherhood and the wisdom that a dying friend leaves behind, and the realization that life’s changes parallel the ebb and flow of the tide. This is a film about our quest to achieve a more meaningful life by obtaining a deeper understanding of ourselves and our relationship to the world around us. Thus we continue our search for Perfection, Individuality, and Freedom. This beautiful, heartfelt story is one for the ages.”

Screenplay by author Michael A. Allen, and writer/producer Alex T. Carig.

Official webpage: Tao of Surfing

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New Mexico Film Yesterday, Today y Mañana

Posted by on November 29, 2012 | One comment

Yesterday – These pics of the now wrapped NMFilm “Lone Survivor” have bucked Johnny Depp and “The Lone Ranger” from the single most viewed post in this site’s history. The film’s star Mark Wahlberg is all aces with us for back-to-back NMFilm duty with only kind word and deed to all locals he encountered, including AZUMA sushi owners who say Wahlberg told them his favorite Sunday activities in NM are church and Azuma dining!

Check out all our “Lone Survivor” coverage here. Stars Emile Hirsch, Eric Bana, Hunger Games guy Taylor Kitsch and NM’s Own Jerry Angelo are super HOT on the web right now!

Today – Cameras are rolling in the Q on a high stakes NBC television script. The dramatic series pilot, “After Hours” is currently filming and employing even more of New Mexico’s finest! We need this series pick-up as our beloved “Breaking Bad” preps to wrap the final eight episodes of the epic Albuquerque based AMC series.

Mañana’ish – The indie film “Frontera”, is getting set to wrap. The film, starring the lovely Eva Longoria and NMFilm vet Ed Harris has generated a nice bit of buzz with the locals who have caught a glimpse of cast and crew in some rural New Mexico locations.

Along with the aforementioned series finale of “Breaking Bad”, the sure to be glorious season two of the A&E hit series, “Longmire” is getting set to roll this spring…

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Longmire nears Season One Wrap

Posted by on June 19, 2012 | Comments Off on Longmire nears Season One Wrap


The hottest NM topic around the globe is the new hit series, soon to be phenomenon, that is the New Mexico production of A&E’s Longmire!

Here, local Ryan Begay (far right) is on set with series stars Lou Diamond Phillips and “Walt Longmire” himself! The show is just days away from calling Season one, a great-big successful WRAP!

As web searches abound regarding the series, here’s a local bit of trivia for the masses from NM Film pro Stuart Goswick:

The Longmire pilot filmed in part at the Madrid Mineshaft Tavern and Santa Fe Studio sets were built based on the local hot spot and inspired destination “watering hole”.

Once the season wraps and we all go into Longmire withdrawal, come on down to New Mexico to contempo-cowboy up just like Walt & co.!

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#NMFilm Not Just a One Trick Pony

Posted by on January 14, 2012 | 2 comments

UPDATE 1/30/12: Official Announcement from the New Mexico State Film Office here.

Tonto has had all the webiverse abuzz about New Mexico what with the rumors, the photo evidence and finally the “official” announcement that The Lone Ranger has will ride into New Mexico.

But The Lone Ranger is not the only show town…Just as we’ve been diligently following and reporting on the progress of that major motion picture for months now, so too have we kept our nosey to the grindstone to bring you the very good news that the A&E series, which shot its pilot right here in NM last spring, WILL return to shoot its regular season network pickup.

The hour-long original scripted drama Longmire, based on the best selling mystery novel series by Craig Johnson, is scheduled to shoot in New Mexico beginning this spring. ¡Gracias a Dios!

A network press release puts the production in Santa Fe, NM come March.

Local casting deets to follow!!!

Watch for the series premiere on A&E this summer!

See what else we’re watching for you…

Slated | Casting

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Ranch Hand Casting Call

Posted by on May 9, 2011 | Comments Off on Ranch Hand Casting Call

As we’ve been following for you here and here, production of the A&E television pilot for the series titled Longmire, starring Lou Diamond Phillips is underway in New Mexico.

BBS Casting, LLC is currently seeking:

Native American Children ages 6-10

Hispanic Ranch Hands 30-40 years old for BACKGROUND EXTRA ROLES

email: bbaxbox@yahoo.com w/

Candidates must provide a Birth Certificate & Social Security Card to work on the project.

BBS Casting, LLC
Extras Casting Dept
Robert Baxter
Casting Director
Julie Barbarito
Casting Assistant

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Longmire, NM

Posted by on March 31, 2011 | One comment

UDATE 5/1/11: via Robert Baxter Hey Facebook friends we are looking for about twenty people to work on set Wednesday may 4th in Las Vegas N.M. Great cast including Lou Diamond Phillips, great crew, $10.00 per hr. Good food. If you want to get in on this pilot give us a call: Julie @505-710-3662 or Bob @505-310-3404 asap

A&E television pilot, “Longmire”, based on the mystery novel series by Craig Johnson, will begin shooting in New Mexico as soon as next month.

Principal casting is being handled by Libby Goldstein and Junie Lowrie Johnson. Leads have already been announced as Lou Diamond Phillips, Bailey Chase (Saving Grace), Cassidy Freeman (Smallville) and most recently Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica).

Johnson has said he is “thrilled” about Lou Diamond Phillips being cast. We too are glad to see our Young Gun return as often as possible…

Secondary casting for multiple Native American specific roles has already begun in Billings headed by Montana über casting agent, Tina Buckingham. Greg Yaitanes of House, Lost, Heroes and much, much more is tapped to Direct.

Keep up with this and more nation-wide Native American casting opportunities with my friend Roscoe Pond, here.

Local background & extras casting will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

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¡Esta es la noche!

Posted by on October 8, 2010 | One comment

Finally it’s time…

A Historic Night of New Mexico’s Film History & Future

Click here for a Message From Bob Nuchow, Producer

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Young Gun Alum at Frontier for Arts

Posted by on May 3, 2010 | One comment

Ride with a Regulator this Saturday at the iconic Frontier Restaurant where actor Lou Diamond Phillips will bus for the Arts in a fundraiser to benefit Legacy Art Albuquerque.

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