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NM TALENT: Turn out for the New Mexico Film Industry Tune-up

Posted by on December 3, 2013 | 3 comments

EXCLUSIVE EVENT UPDATE:

On Saturday December 7, as a part of the three day New Mexico Film Industry Tune-up, local talent is invited to participate in the first NEW MEXICO SIZZLE REEL shoot in Santa Fe, New Mexico!

“Who travels to the biggest film festivals in the country? Who stands out as the face of New Mexico talent to global filmmakers? YOU DO…or at least you WILL.

Be a part of the first “New Mexico Sizzle Reel” and be showcased around the country and all over the world [via the web] for your part in the state’s great film industry.”

To be featured: Come to Saturday’s event in your own select wardrobe and have a 30 sec monologue prepared. You will be film prepped, put through hair and makeup, lit and shot to be featured in the first “New Mexico Sizzle Reel”, which will be taken to the next Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and distributed to top indie producers all around the country over the next calendar year. Both SAG-AFTRA and non-union talent welcome.

New Mexico Sizzle Reel Talent Featurette

In addition to a top tier casting agent panel, FREE head shots and 30 sec. promo production, prominent state legislators will be on hand at the FREE legislative brunch. The working lunch will host true experts on state production funding. Actual film industry buyers, the people who spend movie millions, will be in attendance to network with your local film related businesses and services. All of this & more at your disposal – for free!

RSVP HERE!

Full Schedule:

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6, 2013
Santa Fe Music Alliance celebration of music in film with bands Sol Fire, To Build A Fire, and DJ’s Bacon and Feathericci from Numbtron ($10 entry, includes food & drink).

SATURDAY DECEMBER 7, 2013
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Meet and Greet and chat with the people who make buying decisions for major motion pictures. – How your business can do more business with the film business.

11:00 AM – 1:30 PM Working Lunch Tobi Ives, Senior Manager of Production, and Rochelle Bussey, Workforce Development Programs Manager, will discuss incentives and resources available through the New Mexico State Film Office.

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Demonstration
Panavision will be demonstrating their newly launched Primo V series lenses.

2:00 PM – 8PM Head Shots
Get your headshot taken for extras casting agents

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Panel
Casting Session Number One “SO YOU WANNA BE IN MOVIES”

Panelist: Angelique Midthunder, CSA, Elizabeth Gabel, Lorrie Latham

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Panel
Casting Session Number Two “LIGHT YOUR ACTING CAREER ON FIRE”
Panelist: Kerry Barden, CSA, Angelique Midthunder, CSA, Tamara Decker.

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Reception

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Awards Ceremony – Shoot Santa Fe trailer contest grand prize winner to be announced

7:00 PM
Celebration and DJ

SUNDAY DECEMBER 8, 2013

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Brunch & Panel

2014 Legislative Session Filmmakers Brunch and panel. Law makers discuss the Power of Persuasion and the next 5 years of legislation for film.

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Shoot Santa Fe Pilot Project

Posted by on October 23, 2013 | Comments Off

UPDATE 10/28/13: FULL DETAILS AND ENTRY RULES HERE!

Shoot Santa Fe Pilot Project

In Vivian Ward voice, this is big, HUGE!

The die has been cast, and the call has been issued as of now. Independent filmmakers are hereby invited to put their think on producing their best possible work around a TBA themed Santa Fe show pilot.

Submissions will be accepted beginning October 31, 2013. 60 – 90 second entries will first compete for a viewers choice prize of $500, which will be awarded next month. In December a grand prize winner will be selected and given a $25,000 production package to create the full show pilot in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Check-in at SantaFeFilmFestival.com on Monday October 25, 2013 for full contest details.

Go New Mexico!

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NMFilm Rising

Posted by on December 6, 2012 | Comments Off

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.

Please see the official trailer here.

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.”

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Filmfestapalooza, NM

Posted by on June 29, 2010 | 2 comments
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From the 48 Hour Film Project taking over the Q, to the Duke City Shootout, the Albuquerque Film Festival, through the fall when capital city will put on The Santa Fe Film Festival, New Mexico is lousy with film opps. and events!!!

The 48 Hour Film Project runs in ABQ July 9-11

The Duke City Shootout blazes July 23-31

The Albuquerque Film Festival – August 25-29

Santa Fe Film Festival runs Oct. 20-24

Each fest is oozing with NM filmies + and if you’ve never been on a set or to a fest ea. is a must. The films themselves will no doubt be extraordinary, the people and culture are phenomenon unto themselves.

Come out and support what is rapidly becoming a major force in the state we all love. These are showcases, fundraisers and educational experiences sure to boost our sagging economy and raise our sometimes glib spirits. Dip your toe in the experience or dive all the way in…

It’s a trip – for Jenna

Keep checkin’ with us for announcements on these festivals, indie. film casting and crew calls and so much more. Par exemple the L.A./ABQ feature length film shoot of Dear Pen Pals has been seeking locals for extras and starring roles. Click here for full deets.

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Bonanza on the Pecos

Posted by on June 12, 2010 | 2 comments

Though the San Miguel county commish & his posse are holding Ma Huckelberry back from creating resort style lodging on his Pecos Ranch property pending a showdown at the not-okay corral (a.k.a. court) later this month, fund raising is in the cards.

You can Cartwright-up for the day or the 1/2 day by donating $125 – $500 to the Santa Fe Film Festival. Your tax deductible donation opens the gates of this modern day Ponderosa to you where like Hoss and the gang you can enjoy a real homestead experience while helping the local film making community.

The more you know New Mexico – This showcase of our land and the enchantment therein…priceless. Now let ma dogooding Huckleberry make his property as prosperous as possible! We’re looking like burros in assless chaps bucking a homeboy who does so much for his adopted home state.

And p.s. this story is going global as the ACLU is getting involved to show us how to treat a brother – global asses, just what NM needs…

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Made In Pakistan/Post Production, NM

Posted by on November 19, 2009 | Comments Off

Santa Fe-based Indus Valley Productions and Talking Filmain, the team that produced cult classic, Kashf: The Lifting of the Veil, bring their groundbreaking feature length documentary Made In Pakistan to the Santa Fe Film Festival.

“Made in Pakistan is an insider’s look into “The Most Dangerous Country in the World” as the cover story in Newsweek (October 29, 2007) called it. The documentary follows the lives of four Pakistani working professionals during the ‘declaration of a State of Emergency.’ These four individuals represent a multifaceted Pakistan – a country where politics, fashion, religion, debate and tradition intermingle – where one definition of an Islamic State no longer holds true.” – Synopsis, Indus Valley Productions

See the film on December 4th at 8:30 pm at DeVargas Cinema and on December 6th at 2:45 pm at the New Mexico History Museum. Made in Pakistan has already won the Audience Choice Award at the South Asian International Film Festival in New York earlier this month.

The film will also screen at the Cancun International Film Festival, and will be released theatrically in the UK in December by Mara Pictures. UK based company Indigo Film & Television has picked up the worldwide sales rights.

Ayesha Khan, head of Indus Valley Productions will moderate the Cinema Activismo Panel at the Santa Fe Film Festival.

For full Festival schedule and tickets click here.

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