So thrilled that NMGMM producer Barb Odell and I got to mentor these amazing young women at our first New Mexico Girls Make Movies Production Assistant Training Workshop, hosted by Su Hudson at the Public Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA). On Day 1, The NMGMM Mentees trained to be set ready and on Day 2, they put their skills to the test on the New Mexico Women in Film (NMWIF) PSA shoot for Enlace Comunitario, a not-for-profit that prevents domestic violence. What an incredible weekend!
Happy to meet up with this fabulous writer, Laurence Dumortier, at CineFesta Italia in Los Angeles. Thanks to Luca Ceccarelli for hosting. Stay tuned for an upcoming project from me and LD soon!
Loved teaching my Directing for Screenwriters workshop for the New Mexico Film Foundation last Saturday. The students had the opportunity to work with our four talented actors to stage their scenes and see them come to life! Thanks Dirk Norris, Aaron Leventman, Danette Sills, Sicily Ranieri, and Liam O'Brien!
Looking forward to being a part of CineFesta Italia 2018's panel discussion, this Saturday, April 21. A big thanks to Luca Ceccarelli and Eileen Street for the invitation. Check out the amazing festival line-up here: CineFesta Italia.
I am so excited about our upcoming New Mexico Girls Make Movies Event at the Santa Fe Film Festival! We are presenting the premiere of our 2017 short film, Bottled Up, written and directed by our NMGMM grant winner Sara Casaus and crewed by our wonderful mentees and their professional female mentors. The film will be followed by a panel discussion called Empowering Women in the New Mexico Film Industry. Sara and our finalists, as well as our DP Diana De Aguinaga, our Production Designer Kendra Tuthill, and two of our judges, Trish Lopez and Laura Zak will be on hand for the conversation. Join us at the CCA in Santa Fe on Saturday, February 10! Visit www.santafefilmfestival.com for more details. A big thanks to Aaron Leventman and NaNi Rivera for including us.
Just found this cool article in Local Flavor with a shout out from Dirk Norris of the New Mexico Film Foundation for the Wolf reading and New Mexico Girls Make Movies. Interesting story of George RR Martin's impact on the Santa Fe arts community. Click the image to read.
I can't believe it's been a year since the Wolf staged reading for the George RR Martin Award! With this new website, I've got a lot of back posting to do. Here's a great article about the event from Tripp Stelnicki and the Santa Fe New Mexican. Working on funding for the film - hoping to shoot in 2018! Click on the photo below to link to the article.