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!
Production Designer Nathally Botelho's path into the NM film industry came by way of Brazil. After studying acting and theater arts, Nathally recieved a scholarship to study at The Film School at Santa Fe University. Listen in as Nathally talks about the people she met along the way, the relationships in the industry she formed and how hard work, dedication and creative skill made her a part of the industry today.
I want to be an actor! Where do I start? It's the question we get asked at the NMFO more than any other. This FILMCAST we talk to Chris Ranny and Ron Weinberg, new Co-Directors of Sol Acting Academy in Albuquerque, NM. Chris and Ron share their origin stories, offer tips to actors (seasoned as well as aspiring) and outline the great offerings at Sol to get you working in the NM film industry.
Is it possible to answer a Craigslist Ad and find a career as a Foley Artist in the industry? If I'm making strange noises and sound effects in my kitchen, is it possible someone will pay me to do that as my job? And does training as a ballet dancer help me make sounds that are believable as Sylvester Stallone’s footsteps? Let accomplished Foley Artist Lara Dale answer those questions (the short answers are “yes", “yes" and “yes”) and tease you with some awesome sounds she produces from a variety of toys she’s brought to the studio to demonstrate. A sonically good episode of Filmcast!
Is it possible to conduct a podcast by phone with your subject driving through the Mojave Desert? As it turns out, it is! Listen in to New Mexico shot “Only the Brave” producer Mike Menchel describe his journey through the industry. Mike started in the mail room (it's true) at Creative Artists Agency in 1975, working his way up the ladder to become an agent, then a manager and finally a film producer. His story about the development of the “Only the Brave” movie is both fascinating and startlingly heartfelt. You won’t want to miss this compelling interview and the great advice Mike provides to those interested in working in the industry.
Thinking about writing a screenplay? New Mexican Catherine Fridey successfully sold her film script "Enchanted Christmas" to the Hallmark channel and has some great advice on getting started on your own stories. As a writer, producer, actor and now director - Catherine has a wealth of knowledge and info and good humor to mix it all together for a great listen.
You've seen her in "Night Shift", "Ridiculous 6", "Independence Day", "Preacher" and many more! Listen in to this engaging conversation with Catharine (Cat) Pilafas as she shares her particular journey and finding her place in the New Mexico Film Industry. Cat delivers some great insight and ideas about becoming a working actor, teaching actors, creating your own film projects and even some yoga tips!
What's it like to be an independent filmmaker in New Mexico? What if you are a Native American... and a woman? Ramona Emerson joins us for a fascinating and thoughtful coversation about her New Mexico roots, influences and challenges in this podcast epsiode as well as to discuss her latest documentary "The Mayors of Shiprock."