EVENTS

EVENTS THAT SHINE

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Production Activity

“Interrogation”

March 25, 2019, Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico State Film Office announced that the television series “Interrogation” produced by CBS Television Studios will begin principal photography mid-March in Albuquerque. The series was co-created by Anders Weidemann (“30 Degrees In February”) and John Mankiewicz (“House of Cards,” “Bosch”). Both will serve as executive producers alongside Fabrik Entertainment’s Henrik Bastin (“Bosch”) and Melissa Aouate. The television series is directed by Ernest Dickerson (“Bosch,” “The Walking Dead”), who also serves as executive producer, and Patrick Cady.

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“Model Citizen”

March 11, 2019, Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico State Film Office announced that the independent feature “Model Citizen” produced by Rocco the Unicorn, Inc., has begun principal photography through the end of the month. The production will employ more than 35 New Mexico crew members, 16 New Mexico actors and approximately 100 New Mexico background talent.

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Two New REELZ TV Specials and Network Commercials                                                                                                                    February, 2019, Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe, N.M. – New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that REELZ will produce two TV specials and network commercials in New Mexico. Production on the projects will be throughout 2018. The production will employ 20 New Mexico crew members and one New Mexico actor. The TV specials “REELZ Reviews” feature movie critic Leonard Maltin and Rotten Tomatoes’ Grae Drake discussing movies coming to theaters and also those available on-demand. “Screening Room”, hosted by Casey Messer, is a weekly look at movies offered on-demand on DirecTV.

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“Built for Life Southwest: Indigenous Design I: Bandelier Edition”

February, 2019, Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe, N.M. – New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that the documentary film “Built for Life Southwest Indigenous Design I: Bandelier Edition” produced by Archinia Films will begin principal photography at the end of August through the February 2019 in Bandelier National Monument, White Rock and San Ildefonso Pueblo. The production will employ approximately 6 New Mexico crew members, 15 New Mexico actors and a 30 New Mexico background talent. Directed and produced by Rachel Preston Prinz (“Emergence: Sky City”), the documentary is about Bandelier National Monument and its Tsankawi outlier, and oral interviews of park staff and indigenous elders and youth preservationists from its antecedents San Ildefonso and Cochiti Pueblos, to be made into a documentary and included in a comprehensive online education portal about New Mexico architecture, design, and sustainability.

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“TMNA 967a”

January 28, 2019, Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe, N.M. – New Mexico Film Office announced today that the commercial “TMNA 967a,”
produced by TMNA Tool Pinball Productions, Inc., filmed in Albuquerque and Santa Fe last month.
The production employed approximately 60 New Mexico crew members.
Directed by Marc Foster and produced by John O’Conner, “TMNA 967a” is a commercial to introduce a 2019 Toyota vehicle. 

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“Complexity”

January, 2019, Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe, N.M. – The original documentary television series “Complexity,” is Executive 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.
This 10-part series will explore the universe with scientists at the Santa Fe Institute, an iconoclastic research center that Rolling Stone magazine described as a “justice league of renegade geeks.”
Principal photography will begin in April and continue through October in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Los Alamos.
The production will employ 10 New Mexico crew members.
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. Each episode of “Complexity” will examine a different facet of complexity science and its use of quantitative tools for finding hidden order in evolving systems.
This New Mexico-based production will be the first series of its kind to really ask (and oftentimes answer) the Big Questions of the twenty-first century — what Stephen Hawking referred to as “the century of complexity.”

Visit the New Mexico Film Office online at nmfilm.com

“Our Lady, LTD”

November 7, 2018, Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced that the EPIX series “Our Lady, LTD,” produced by MGM Television has begun principal photography in Santa Fe, N.M. with shooting running through March 2019.
The production will employ approximately 150 New Mexico crew members, 40 New Mexico actors and approximately 2,000 New Mexico background talent.
“New Mexico has become a major player in the ‘Golden Age of Television’,” said Nick Maniatis, Director of the New Mexico Film Office. “We are delighted to welcome ‘Our Lady, LTD’, yet another TV series representing long term economic impact for New Mexico crew, vendors and communities.”
“We’re honored to host the entire cast and crew of ‘Our Lady, LTD’ here in Santa Fe! Our television and film economy continues to grow, creating local jobs and contributing to our reputation as the place to make amazing movies and TV,” said Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber.
Steve Conrad and Bruce Terris (Patriot) serve as executive producers and showrunners, with Conrad directing six episodes. Joining Conrad and Terris as executive producers are Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch (The Equalizer).
“Our Lady, LTD” stars Sir Ben Kingsley (Operation Finale), Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) and Jimmi Simpson (Westworld), Luis Guzman (Traffic), Damon Herriman (100 Bloody Acres), Chris Conrad (Patriot), Terry O’Quinn (Patriot), Kurtwood Smith (That 70’s Show) and Hana Mae Lee (Pitch Perfect).
The series follows James (Simpson), a young grifter, as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown (Kingsley), who turns out to be far more dangerous than he suspects. The pastor and his wife Lillian (Weaver) – know to their parishioners as Pa and Ma – have used religion to bilk hundreds of innocent people out of their life savings.

Visit the New Mexico Film Office online at nmfilm.com

“Daybreak”

October 31, 2018, Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe, N.M. – New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis confirms that Netflix series “Daybreak,” will begin principal photography at the end of November through the beginning of April 2019 in Albuquerque.
The production will employ 260 New Mexico crew members, 3 New Mexico actors and approximately 3,000 New Mexico background talent.
The television series is co-created by executive producers Brad Peyton (“Frontier,” “Rampage,” producing through ASAP Entertainment) and Aron Eli Coleite (“Locke & Key,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Heroes”), along with executive producer: Jeff Fierson (“Frontier,” “Rampage,” producing through ASAP Entertainment). Aron Eli Coleite will serve as showrunner on the series.
Based on the graphic novel by Brian Ralph, the subversive dark comedy “Daybreak” finds 17-year-old high school outcast Josh searching for his missing girlfriend Sam in post-apocalyptic Glendale, California. Joined by a ragtag group of misfits including a pyromaniac 12-year-old Angelica and Josh’s former high school bully Wesley, now turned pacifist samurai, Josh tries to stay alive amongst the horde of Mad Max-style gangs (evil jocks, cheerleaders turned Amazon warriors), zombie-like creatures called Ghoulies, and everything else this brave new world throws at him.

Visit the New Mexico Film Office online at nmfilm.com

INDUSTRY CONFERENCE SHOWCASE

Audience Award Voting                                                                                                                                 April, 2019, Santa Fe, NM

Audience Award voting is now open through April 30!

Click here to watch and vote for this year’s New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase Films.

 

And join us on May 10th at the KiMo Theater for our Awards Ceremony and the screening of the winning films. Click here to RSVP for the Awards Ceremony.

 

Important dates:

April 1st-April 30th Online voting is open for Audience Awards

May 1st: Finalist Announced

May 10th at 6pm: Awards Ceremony

Visit the New Mexico Film Office online at nmfilm.com 

The 2019 New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference                                                                         April, 2019, Santa Fe, NM

Audience Award voting is now open through April 30!

Click here to watch and vote for this year’s New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase Films.

 

And join us on May 10th at the KiMo Theater for our Awards Ceremony and the screening of the winning films. Click here to RSVP for the Awards Ceremony.

 

Important dates:

April 1st-April 30th Online voting is open for Audience Awards

May 1st: Finalist Announced

May 10th at 6pm Awards Ceremony

Visit the New Mexico Film Office online at nmfilm.com

The Annual New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase                                                                            February, 2019, Santa Fe, NM

The Annual New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase is a free showcase open to all New Mexico residents and students. This year we will be accepting submissions via FilmFreeway and IndieOn will be hosting the voting for the Audience Award. Please watch our website, Facebook page and newsletter for announcements of prizes! 

Important dates:

Now-March 22, 2019 Call for Submissions

April 1st-April 30th Online voting is open for Audience Awards

May 10th at 6pm Awards Ceremony followed by a screening of the winning films at the KiMo Theater in Albuquerque.

For complete rules and to submit click here:

https://filmfreeway.com/2019NewMexicoFilmmakersShowcase

Visit the New Mexico Film Office online at nmfilm.com

EDUCATIONAL SPEAKER SERIES

New Mexico Film Office:  Breaking Into Background       

This event is full, the wait list is still available.

When: April 24, 1-2pm

Where: Workers Compensation Administration, 2410 Centre Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Get involved in the film industry by doing background work on New Mexico film and television productions! Bobbie Shelton will cover who the background agencies in New Mexico are, how to register with them and what you need to know to start working as a background artist. She will also talk about what you need to bring to set, what your day will look like and some dos and don’ts of working background. All of your questions about doing background work will be answered in this informative discussion!

This event is full, the wait list is still available

Click here to RSVP to this event.

If you RSVP, please be sure to come or cancel your ticket. Allow extra time for check in at this location, there is security upon entering the building.

Visit the New Mexico Film Office online at nmfilm.com

New Mexico Film Office Free Educational Speaker Series:  A Guide to NMFO Resources               

When: February 27, 2019 1:00-2:00pm

Where: Workers Compensation Administration

2410 Centre Avenue Southeast

Albuquerque, NM 87106

The New Mexico Film Office has a wealth of programs to help you find information and work in the film industry. Rochelle Bussey, Senior Manager of Operations and Workforce Development Programs will explain how the Film Crew Advancement Program (FCAP) can help you get hired or move up in your department and Operation Sound Stage our program for Veterans. Barbara Kerford, State Outreach Coordinator, will walk you through the NMFO website to help you find the resources you need to pursue jobs in the film industry.

Visit the New Mexico Film Office online at nmfilm.com

SUMMIT

2019 Education Summit              

The 2019 Education Summit will be on February 16th from 10am-3pm in the Grand Ballroom at the Scottish Rite Center (463 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87504).

The mission of this event is to stimulate communication, create fresh ideas and establish lasting bonds and relationships between New Mexico’s film and media industry and secondary and higher education institutions, thus, establishing a well-defined educational environment that offers cutting edge training for today’s competitive industry.

Visit the New Mexico Film Office online at nmfilm.com