Education in New Mexico is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to growing crew as well as finding above the line talent for New Mexico's film industry. Join FILMCAST for a great discussion about the community of creatives at IAIA with Mary Silentwalker, Director of Admissions and Recruitment. Mary also shares her own experience as wife and mother of two family members acting in the NM industry as well. A wonderful conversation you'll definitely want to hear.
Nigel Rudlin, Cofounder of IndieOn, has a very unique approach to creating viewing opportunities for independent filmmakers - an approach that also provides monetization of viewer engagement as well as intellectual property protections. Don't worry, here at FILMCAST we didn't really understand all of the nuances of this either - until Nigel explained them to us! If you are an indie filmmaker (or a musician!) you'll want to hear about IndieOn's unique approach to opportunities to show your work to a whole new audience in the brave new online world we currently occupy.
Media Services is one of those essential support companies in the film industry that many people just don't think about. From payroll services to tax incentive help and production accounting, Media Services provides the "backbone" of a production's needs. Vice President Ryan Broussard walks us through what Media Services does as well as gives his perspective on the company's passion for helping productions, large, small and in-between, bring their projects to life.
LOCAL BOY MAKES GOOD. Born and bred in Mountainair NM, Alton Walpole is a singularly unique voice in the film industry here. As a UPM/Line Producer, he's done it all: CRAZY HEART, THE BOOK OF ELI, JANE GOT A GUN, THE BRAVE, GODLESS... his resume is extensive. And his stories and experience make for a fascinating listen every time FILMCAST sits down with him. You won't be disappointed.
What happens when you jam 3 members of Diva's Perfect Productions into the FILMCAST bunker for a conversation? Well, listen in as Producer/Writer/Actress Christina Gopal, Cinematographer Tim Nenninger and Director/Writer, Actor, Coach Stephen Burhoe share microphones and stories about being independent film creators in New Mexico's vibrant film industry.
How did this happen? "Not only was it crazy, it was possible" is our favorite quote from the "Meow Wolf - Origin Story" documentary described as "A psychedelic, rowdy anthem for artists, entrepreneurs, and anyone who has ever dared to have a dream." Join us for a great conversation with the documentary Directors Morgan Capps and Jilann Spitzmiller as they talk about the effort to "feed the beast" and tell the incredible story of Meow Wolf on screen.
Our guest on FILMCAST today is Marc Comstock, a working actor in the New Mexico Film Industry and president of the local chapter of SAG/AFTRA. Listen in as Marc tells us his story of how he was bitten by the acting bug at an early age and his pathway that led him to where he is as an actor today. Marc shares some great tips for anyone interested in this exciting career including great information about working on the craft and how to nail the audition process. Marc will be representing SAG/AFTRA at the annual NMFO Film & Media Conference this year as the organization is one of our conference sponsors. Thanks SAG/AFTRA!
Paul and Randa Silva join us on FILMCAST to share some great stories about their experiences working as extras on Film and TV productions in the New Mexico industry. What started as a lark by Randa (who eventually coerced her husband Paul into joining) has turned into roles on more productions they can count in the state. Clearly these folks enjoy their retired lifestyle, traveling the country in their RV and working as extras. If you’ve been wondering what the Extras Experience was like, listen to Paul and Randa and see if it sounds like something you would like to do.
ANGELIQUE MIDTHUNDER began her career in casting as an assistant in the mid-1990s after working internationally as an actress and discovering an intrigue for the casting process. In addition to casting every character type, Angelique has developed a special niche for Native American casting and prides herself on preserving integrity in cultural casting while recognizing the value of creative freedom. At the NMFO Film Office, aside from production calls, the most frequent inquiry we get is about CASTING. Listen in and get some great insights and audtioning tips from a pro: Angelique Midthunder.
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.