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."
Executive Producer Bob Graf's resume reads like a list of some of our all time favorite films. "No Country for Old Men", "Fargo", "The Big Lebowski", "True Grit" and "O' Brother Where Art Thou" are just a few and reflect Bob's long standing relationship with the Coen Brothers Joel and Ethan. Bob has produced four projects that have shot in New Mexico, The latest being the anthology "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs". Listen in on our conversation with Bob as we discuss that latest project and much more.
Former NMFO Filmmakers Program Director and current founder and CEO of "Teeniors" Trish Lopez joins us for a lively discussion of her origins in Belen, NM and her journey through the film and media industry. We also discuss her recent recognition by the New Mexico Women in Film Sage Award as well as her amazing company "Teeniors" which matches tech saavy young people with senior citizens needing tech help... and a little company as well.
Join special guest State Senator and Film Las Cruces President Jeff Steinborn and Las Cruces Film Liaison Jon Foley for a great discussion about all that Las Cruces and southern New Mexico has to offer film productions looking for a home. Fantastic locations, great infrastructure and support plus an embracing community make Las Cruces a great place to make films!
We get more questions from the general public about acting in Film & TV productions in NM than probably any other subject. Well, here's actor and President of the New Mexico Local of SAG-AFTRA board of directors Tom Schuch with some great insights and information about what it takes.