Make a film in 48 hours? YES! The 48 Hour Film Project is a world-wide film competition that challenges filmmaking teams to write, shoot and edit a short film in just 48 hours. Listen into this discussion with Albuquerque 48 Hour Film project co-producers Kendra Crooks and Austin Madrid as we talk about how it works, what the experience is like and how to get involved in this years competition. Every filmmaker should try to make a film in just 48 hours.
The regional Film Liaisons and Offices in New Mexico are indispensable when it comes time for boots on the ground for Film and TV projects shooting in the state. Without their extensive local knowledge and resources, projects working here would have a much less favorable opinion of the experience they had while shooting. But they also interface with their communities in many more ways, providing a vital part of industry growth and opportunities for New Mexicans. Listen in as we talk about that with Eric Witt, Executive Director of the Santa Fe Film Office, as well as many other subjects… including their sponsorship of this year's Film & Media Conference coming up in November.
Yes - THAT Neil deGrasse Tyson! Dr. Tyson is in New Mexico shooting the new season of COSMOS and sits down on location to talk with FILMCAST about a variety of things: his path to science, the early challenges, his somewhat reluctant turn as one of the most recognizable scientists in the world and much more including, well…THE UNIVERSE. He’s a very engaging guest… you won’t be bored with this one.
The MeowWolf art installation in Santa Fe has, in a relatively short time, become a cultural phenomenon that reaches far outside the borders of New Mexico. Join our conversation with Vince Kadlubek, CEO & Cofounder of MeowWolf, as he talks about his own roots, the early inception of the group and ideas that led to the creation of MeowWolf, as well as the future directions it will take in media, gaming and filmmaking as well. It’s a fascinating marriage of art and commerce that is uniquely homegrown and New Mexican.
It’s another family affair episode of FILMCAST. Cinematographer/Photographer Barry Kirk and his Producer daughter Melanie Kirk join us for a great conversation about how each has found their path into the industry in New Mexico. Listen in as we hear each one’s professional history with the added fascinating dimension of how our families influence our interests and choices along the way.
How in the world to keep track of everything “Technology” in the world today? Ok - how about just keeping track of everything tech in New Mexico? That’s where New Mexico TechWorks comes in. Join Director Jennifer Nevarez (Hurricane Refugee who just couldn’t leave NM after falling in love with the place - oh, and with a New Mexican) as she talks about this very unique initiative to "expand Tech access and education and increase Tech enterprise and employment.” As everything in the entertainment and tech worlds continue to collide, we need TechWorks in the industry now more than ever.
Chris Grismer is in New Mexico to direct the AwesomenessTV series “The Unsettling.” His resume includes many favorite TV titles such as “Freakish”, “The Vampire Diaries” and “Orphan Black”. Joining Chris for our interview is Noah Grismer - an actor in “The Unsettling” and also Chris’ son! Listen in to this very interesting dynamic between Director Father and Actor Son, a unique conversation to say the least.
Are you a New Mexico Film History Buff? Would you like to be? Well, author Jeff Berg is a great place to start. Jeff has written several books on film history in NM and is a wealth of knowledge about films you know (and many more we promise you you don’t) that were shot in our state. Tune in to 120 Years of Film History in this podcast.
Comedy, game playing, script reading, trailer watching - and that’s just Monday night's programming! Join New Mexico co-conspirators Dylan Ray Garcia and Scott Brown as they talk about their unique and cutting edge programming for their group "Color Circuit" on the Twitch.tv media platform. You can make your own prognostications about where all this “New Media” environment is going but these guys are living it and you will find this free-wheeling interview both wildly entertaining and informative. And we didn’t have to edit anything (much) out!
Jo Edna Boldin has been in casting for more than 25 years - and her resume reads like a list of some of the Best Films Ever Made. Listen in as Jo Edna explains what a casting director does, what she looks for in an actor, how to get a start and audition tips to get the gig. If you are interested in acting in film and television don’t miss this interview!