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!
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.