ICYDK: You can’t throw a stone without hitting someone or something tied to NM Film – but don’t.
Like the intricate threads woven throughout classic literature…such as in a Cormac McCarthy novel turned film…like the Coen Bro’s Oscar® winning turn at the McCarthy best selling novel, No Country for Old Men, so is New Mexico woven into the fiber of Global Film…
Garret Dillahunt the lovably daft undersheriff to Tommy Lee Jones in No Country is named as the lead in the New Mexico production of The Boys of Abu Ghriab.
Another No Country star, Woody Harrelson is soon to be seen in the HBO original film Game Change which recently wrapped Northern N. Mex. filming…
The Coen bros put “pen to paper” for the reboot of the 1966 film Gambit, this time out starring Cameron Diaz & Colin Firth now filming in…yes, New Mexico!
The likewise best selling Dean Koontz novel turned highly anticipated NM movie, Odd Thomas is (back) at work this week.
Odd director Stephen Sommers also churned out 2009′s GI Joe which starred Sienna Miller and Channing Tatum…Sienna’s current project, Just Like a Woman is now casting and set to shoot right here in NM.
Tatum’s upcoming New Mexico movie Ten Year is expected to premiere this year…but you never can tell, another GI Joe co-star Rachel Nichols starred in the NM film Bird of the Air (formerly titled The Loop) and we’re still waiting on its release.
This isn’t the first NM term for Odd Thomas star Anton Yelchin, who is back for another run as he was for the soon to be released thriller Fright Night.
Anton’s co-star in Fright, Colin Farrell is too a repeat NM filmer as he previously starred opposite the Oscar® winning Jeff Bridges in…the wholly New Mexico film Crazy Heart.
Bridges also worked in NM…in last year’s True Grit along side Matt Damon who first worked NM waay back in ’99 in All the Pretty Horses a film based on the novel of the same name by…you guessed CORMAC MCCARTHY…
Sure Cameron Diaz, Sienna Miller and Scarlett Johansson are in town…but since I posted THIS PIC of Stephen Sommers yesterday…and then saw a report about Joss Whedon today I just had to ask…who would you rather?
Per Producers – As of midnight last night, banks loans & financing have officially closed and the project is now fully financed/funded, bonded and insured. Crew paychecks are available as of 10:00am today, so EMS Payroll should have funds available now to release all Extras paychecks. You can probably call EMS directly to get confirmation of this.
A request has been put in to both SAG and the local IATSE union for clearances for all crew and actors to go back to work.
Production intends to begin filming agaian later TODAY (Thurs. 7/7/11) beginning with night shoots today and tomorrow. We still do not have a revised full shooting schedule so do not yet know what to expect in terms of our extras needs for the remainder of the shoot.
From the Producers – “There are no more worries about the financial health of our movie. We are very aware what you have endured hanging in there with us through the last weeks/months and apologize sincerely for the hardships caused. Let’s finish our magical movie.”
Once we know what/who we are booking, we at OLC hope that everyone will once again be willing to work as extras/stand-ins on this project. Thanks for your patience.
UPDATE 4/4/11: On Location Casting now seeking to fill auditions for paid extra work on Odd Thomas:
SANTA FE/ALBUQUERQUE Notice “Odd Thomas”- 18-25 y/o HOT Guys & Girls in Bikinis and swim trunks for pool party scene (*will need to audition with director in advance, tentatively either 4/13 or 4/18)- if interested in audition, please send email ASAP with your contact info & a RECENT photo of yourself in a bikini (girls) and swim trunks/no shirt (guys) to: email@example.com with subject line POOL PARTY.
UPDATE 4/3/11: New Casting details including LA/NM agent info., specific part descriptions, submission and auditioning guidelines and more here.
ODD THOMAS, a major motion picture (based on the novel by Dean Koontz, starring Anton Yelchin, Lily Collins, adapted for screen and Directed by Stephen Sommers)
Seeking 2 AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRLS for speaking roles:
Interested African American GIRLS AGE 5-6 AND 9-10 should contact Casting Director, Kathryn Brink, for an appointment at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Casting will be the week of April 4th and the week of April 11th in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
Callbacks will be the week of April 18 and 25th
Shooting will be for several days near Santa Fe between May 4-mid June.
No prior acting experience is necessary but is desirable. Please email your contact information and a resume and headshot or some information on your child and a small jpg photo to email@example.com.