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NM State Film Activity as of 2018 Sep 15
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New Mexico Film Office Newsletter – 2018 Jul 13

Production Activity
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Voice from an Unmarked Grave

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2018 Jul 09

The New Mexico Film Office Announces “The Mule” to film in New Mexico

New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that Clint Eastwood’s upcoming feature “The Mule,” from Warner Bros. Pictures and Imperative Pictures, will film later this month in Las Cruces.
“We’re thrilled to welcome another production to New Mexico,” said Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. “We’re proud to see the film industry continuing to grow in and around Las Cruces – and throughout southern New Mexico.”
The production will employ approximately 85 New Mexico crew members and approximately 200 New Mexico background talent.
“Las Cruces is excited to welcome Clint Eastwood and his new movie, ‘The Mule,’ to our community,” said Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima.  “Our diverse architecture and unique filming locations, great year-round weather, and full service Film Office and film studio make Las Cruces an ideal filming location.”*.
The film is directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, along with producers Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera, Jessica Meier, Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas. It is executive produced by Dave Bernad, Ruben Fleischer and Todd Hoffman, and co-produced by Jillian Apfelbaum.
Starring Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburn, Michael Pena, Dianne Weist, Alison Eastwood, Taissa Farmiga and Igancio Serricchio, “The Mule” is the story of Earl Stone, a man in his 80’s who is broke, alone and facing foreclosure of his business.  He is offered a job that simply requires him to drive however, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel.
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2018 Apr 30
The New Mexico Film Office Announces the Finalists of the 2018 NM Filmmakers Showcase

Santa Fe, N.M.

– Today, New Mexico State Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced the finalists of the 2018 New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase. The following finalists in the seven (7) categories are:
Comedy Category:
Canned Soup, Laura Gayarre-Acacio
Diva’s Perfect Posse Ep. 1.1 Perfect Pumps, Christina Gopal
Dog Bachelor, Jamie Merideth
The Backroom, Albert Fry Jr.
The Love That Would Not Die 2, Devon Ludlow
Documentary Category:
How We See Them, Jesse Fisher
Nasario Remembers the Río Puerco, Shebana Coelho
Parade of Dreams, Gabe Gillette
The Mayors of Shiprock, Ramona Emeson
Wonderful Ed a Santa Fe Story, Mark Shepherd
Drama Category:
Agnosia, Christopher Horn
Chasing Sunset, Robert Posey
Pareidolia, Erick Castillo
Pieces of a Dream, Carolyn Smith
Undying, Dominique Mazire
Horror Category:
18 Minutes Of A Film That Refuses To Exist, Christian Lemons
The 7 Doors, Alex Gianopoulos
The Entrada, Mark Lewis
The Hitchhiker, Aaron Lopez
Music Video Category:
Medicine, Ted Bolton
Ruse Of Fools – Happy Song, Sherwin Lau
Memoryy – Not Over You, Shaun Hettinger
NM Roadtrip, Lizette Casas
Vanish. Abyss, Dusty Deen
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Category:
Apothecary’s Cage, Josh Relic
Flux, James Perkins
Of Stars & Magic, Trevor Rogers
Saturn Return, Evan Curtis
Shift, Jac Roberts
Student Category:
Bruises, Kel Cruz
Casuist, LeRoy Grafe
Pure Democracy, Samuel Smith-Boyle
Shovel and Gore, Kristen Saiz
The Next Page, Addison Fulton
In addition to the above categories there will be awards for Best in Show, Wild Card and an Audience award.
“One of the great aspects of a healthy, vibrant film industry is the opportunities it creates for New Mexicans to tell their own stories.” said Nick Maniatis, Director of the New Mexico State Film Office. “We received submissions from Roswell, Las Cruces, Lovington, Española… all over the state. The quality of all the submissions and the films that have made it to the finals are a great example of the high level of talent we have in communities across the state.”
The winning films in each category will be announced at an Awards Ceremony and Networking Event on May 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center/Bank of American Theater in Albuquerque (1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102). The event will start with a networking hour where attendees can mingle. Food trucks will also be on hand for those who want to purchase food or beverage. The Awards Ceremony including a panel with last year’s winners and the handing out of awards will begin at 6:30 pm.
(For more information contact Ben Cloutier <Benjamin.Cloutier@state.nm.us> (505) 670-7024)


2018 Apr 13

Produced by:   Bicephaly Pictures in association with Lunacy Productions and Relic Pictures

Directed By:   Ani Simon-Kennedy (“Days of Gray”)

Produced by:   Darren Dean (“The Florida Project,” “Tangerine”), Eddie Rubin (“Puzzle,” “Love and Honor”) and Kishori Rajan (“American Fable,” “Random Acts of Flyness”).

Starring:  International recording artist and actress Sabrina Carpenter (“The Hate U Give,” “Girl Meets World,” “So Close”), Steven Ogg (“The Walking Dead,” “Westworld”), Maggie Siff (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Billions”), Danny Trejo (“Machete,” “Heat”), Jashaun St. John (“Songs My Brothers Taught Me”) and Rusty Schwimmer (“A Perfect Storm”)

Location:   Albuquerque

Production Schedule:  mid-April through mid-May

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April 9-11

(All Ethnicities, Male & Female)

Must have your own wardrobe (traditional/powwow regalia for Native Americans, cowboy attire for Cowboy and Cowgirl
Ages: 21 and up, especially need 70s – 90’s (the older the better!:)
We are looking for character faces, weathered faces, grizzled faces, wrinkled faces, long hair great, facial hair great, scars great.

Shoot Date: April 9-11
Location: Santa Fe area (within an hour of Santa Fe)

We are looking for 24 people! Will need to sign a model release.

If you have questions, please email or call: (505)983-2934 or cindylane@eloquentlight.com .

Please submit a photograph of your face/headshot and a full body photograph to the email above, along with your name, phone number and email address to be considered.

We look forward to hearing from you!


2018 Apr 02


Produced by:  Misty Tosh of the New Mexico-based Dead Thief Outfit in association with Executive Producer Joe Livecchi of Noble Savages, and Executive Producer Leeaundra Keany.

The series will be hosted by Santa Fe Institute President David Krakauer, a renowned evolutionary biologist. It will feature a cast of researchers in settings that illuminate the culture and landscape of New Mexico, zooming out to reveal the unifying principles governing life, culture, and civilization.

Location:  Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Los Alamos

Production Schedule:   April and continue through October

For more information contact: misty@deadthiefoutfit.com


2018 Mar 28

Produced by:  Joseph J. Micucci (“Cosmos: ASpacetime Odyssey,” “Patriots Day,” “A Million Ways to Die in the West”)

Directed By:  Brannon Braga (“The Orville,” “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” “Star Trek: Enterprise,” “Star Trek: Voyager”).
Executive Produced by: Ann Druyan (“Cosmos:A Personal Voyage,” “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” “Voyagers,” “Contact”), Brannon Braga (“The Orville,””Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” “Star Trek: Enterprise,” “Star Trek: Voyager”), Jason Clark (“The Orville,””Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” “The Long Road Home”)
Production Schedule: April through May
Location: Santa Fe and Zia Pueblo

Starring:  Neil deGrasse Tyson (“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” “StarTalk,” “Nova”)

General Production Email: cosmosproductionoffice@gmail.com

2018 Mar 15
The New Mexico Film Office Announces “Untitled Roswell Project” pilot to begin production in New Mexico

Santa Fe, N.M. – New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that the “Untitled Roswell Project,” a new pilot for Warner Bros. Television / Palladin Productions LLC, will begin principal photography in mid March through the end of March in Albuquerque.

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2018 Mar 14

Running With The Devil” to begin production in New Mexico

Santa Fe, N.M. – New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that “Running with the Devil” will begin principal photography in mid March through the end of March in Albuquerque.

Written and directed by Jason Cabell (a highly decorated Navy Seal Combat Veteran), “Running With The Devil” draws on Jason Cabell’s real-life USA Navy Seal experiences when assigned to work with the DEA in Colombia’s coca drug fields.

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Santa Fe, N.M. – New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced that the Amazon Studios television series, “Too Old to Die Young,” will begin principal photography of an episode on March 6th, 2018 in Albuquerque. Production on the episode, which will utilize both first and second unit crews, will continue through March before returning to Los Angeles. The production will employ 75-100 New Mexico crew members, 20 cast/stunt New Mexico actors and approximately 240 New Mexico background talent, including stand-ins. “Too Old to Die Young” explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles by following characters’ existential journeys from being killers to becoming Samurais in the City of Angels. Co-Creator and executive producer Nicolas Winding Refn (“Drive,” “The Neon Demon,” “Only God Forgives”) directs all ten episodes of the series, which stars Miles Teller (“Only the Brave,” “Thank you For Your Service,” “Whiplash”) John Hawkes (“The Sessions,” “Winters Bone”) and Jena Malone (“The Neon Demon,” “Hunger Games: Mockingjay”). Co-creator Ed Brubaker (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Westworld”) and Jeffrey Stott (“Hotel Artemis,” “Stronger,” “Two Guns”) also serve as executive producers.  ###
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2018 Jan 11

The New Mexico Film Office Announces “Better Call Saul” to film its Fourth Season in New Mexico

Santa Fe, N.M. – New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that the television series “Better Call Saul”, produced by Sony Pictures Television and starring Golden Globe Nominee and SAG Nominee Bob Odenkirk (“Breaking Bad,” “The Post”), will begin principal photography in Albuquerque, NM.

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