It’s officially an onslaught – The rest of the country (NY, NY, CT, CA, MN, MI, HW, AR, NY, NY, NY, MD, TX, TX, UT, etc.) is quietly paying attention. All signs and statues (The Golden Globe, Oscar, SAG, et al) may soon point toward New Mexico.
We recently screened an incredible performance by the one and only Josh Brolin in “W“. Though “W” wasn’t filmed in NM, Brolin starred in another Oscar winning, wickedly good film that was. And as all roads eventually lead to Josh Brolin and New Mexico we reflected upon the very lengthly list of full credits at the end of “W”.
It was a really long list. I’m talking hundreds of people. If that movie had been shot in NM, all those people would’ve worked in NM. Even if NONE of them were from or lived in NM, they would’ve had to have come here, and dropped some dough here.
C’mon, we need the money. We can’t funnel all the states resources into meth labs and not rehabilitating Drunk Drivers and expect a good ROI. But THE MOVIES – I don’t think ticket sales are slumping AT ALL in this pooper we call the U.S. Economy.
We haven’t done all we can do to export our fabulous chile products…let’s not miss the chile shipment truck on this one. They (all of the above +) are “hot on our boot heel” after as many movie bucks as they can get their hands on.
So, put down your bank robbery note and instead get on the horn, surf the web and get the word out to anyone that matters, that WE want those movie dollars right here in NM.