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."
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!