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Nonconventional

Director: Christina Romero Producer: Luke Anderson About:  Sister Areli: Any Ethnicity, Late 60s- Sister Areli is the protagonist of the story. Her love for sister Jewel keeps her hanging on to their hidden relationship. After Jewel asks Areli to choose her or the convent, she struggles with internalized homophobia and is afraid of being outcasted from a church she has dedicated her life to. Sister Jewel: Any Ethnicity, Early 50s – She is sister Areli’s partner in secrecy while they are in the church. She has not taken her oath into sister hood, but she stays in the church for Areli. However, sister Jewel wants sister Areli to leave the convent, so that they can get married and pursue a life outside of the church. Sister Jewel is a strong character and knows wants she wants and tries to force Areli to pick between her or the convent. Sister Rebekah: Any Ethnicity, Early 20s- She is a newly inducted sister that has just taken her oath and is very by the book. She ultimately finds out that sister Jewel and Areli are having a secret relationship and forces one of them to leave the convent altogether. Additional Info:  These are unpaid position, but roles are fully credited, Footage for reels will be provided, and craft service will be provided on set while following COVID-Safe guidelines. Dates: April 1-3 Location: Albuquerque, NM Contact: If you are interested, please contact lukejames@unm.edu to receive sides. Please attach reel/resume/ headshot if possible (not required).

Short Film

Director: Siena Tan and Zubin Stillings Producer: Siena Tan About: A short film about a socially anxious teenager dealing with a crush as her two friends, while well-intentioned, can’t seem to grasp her dilemma. To be entered into the short film contest Film Prize Junior. Additional Info:  QUIET KID: An anxious, introverted girl struggling to confess her feelings to her crush. THEATER KID: An extroverted, socially capable girl who can’t seem to understand Quiet Kid’s struggle. JOCK: A kind and well-meaning boy who doesn’t appreciate conflict. Dates: TBD Location: Santa Fe, NM Contact: Please email resume, headshot, and showreel to tan.fpjrshort@gmail.com

Short Film

Director: Maaman Rezaee Producer: Andrew Kishman About: A short film that tells the story of Amariah, an indigenous teenager who’s traveling in New Mexico looking for her missing sister. On the road she meets Jon, a single father looking for a refuge of his own Additional Info:  AMARIAH: Diné teenager. 16 going on 30. She is very direct and has a dry sense of humor. She has very recently fled home to look for Anna, her missing older sister. JON: Black/brown gay man in his 30s. He loves his newly adopted baby and has left his abusive husband behind, in essence kidnapping the baby. He’s kind and witty. SAM: Jon’s caucasian adopted baby. About 6 months old. CONCERNED CITIZEN: White woman 30s-50s. Might call the police on Jon and Amariah but “only out of concern for everyone’s safety”. JIMMY: Gas station clerk in his 30s. He knows something but isn’t about to snitch on anyone. Dates: Early April Location: Albuquerque, NM Contact: maamanrezaee@gmail.com

Feature Film

Production Company: Man From Mars Films, LLC Director: Rebeca Duran Producer: Tony Mars About: Newspaper journalist Louis Ranaldi finds himself questioning the circumstances involving the sale of a popular neighborhood bar called Delaney’s that was converted into a strip club. He discovers that there are improprieties and seeks to ascertain what political implications are involved in the Delaney’s sale.Meanwhile, Denise Fortin, owner of a flower shop, is murdered shortly after Ranaldi interviews her for a newspaper profile story. Ranaldi begins investigating her murder and finds himself as an accomplice of an even bigger crime, while uncovering a secret buried deep within political circles. Additional Info: SOME AGES, AND PHYSICAL DESCRIPTIONS ARE FLEXIBLE KENNY DALE – AFRICAN-AMERICAN, FIFTIES, TALL, BLACK HAIR, * LARGE BUILD, NEWSPAPER MANAGING EDITOR BRIAN WATERS – EARLY THIRTIES, THIN, AFRICAN AMERICAN SANDY MYERS – FIFTIES, RED HAIR, THIN, VERY ATTRACTIVE PHYSICALLY FOR HER AGE STANLEY BARROWS – SEVENTIES, TALL 6’3″, SILVER HAIR, RETIRED * EX-COP, OWNER OF COFFEE AND MORE DINER MAYOR DOUG HOWLAND – FIFTIES, TALL, THIN, WHITE HAIR DETECTIVE AMY CHANG – THIRTIES, THIN, ASIAN, NO NONSENSE ATTITUDE. SHE INVESTIGATES THE MURDER OF FLOWER SHOP OWNER DENISE FORTIN FRED PERKINS – AFRICAN AMERICAN, HOMEOWNER, EIGHTIES, TALL, THIN HELEN MATHIS – HOMEOWNER, SIXTIES, SILVER HAIR, SHORT, STOCKY RALPH STEADMAN – HOMEOWNER, SIXTIES, STOCKY, MEDIUM HEIGHT CLAIRE JENKINS – HOMEOWNER, SIXTIES, TALL THIN, GREY HAIR COUNCIL MEMBERS CARL LANCASTER – FIFTIES, TALL, SALT & PEPPER HAIR THURSTON WINDSOR – AFRICAN AMERICAN, EIGHTIES, SOME HAIR ON HIS BALD HEAD ARLINE NEWGART – SEVENTIES, SILVER HAIR, HEAVY BUILD TRENT HUTCHINSON – THIRTIES, BLACK, BALD, MUSCULAR BUILD SIX CUSTOMERS AT STRIP CLUB JERRY – TWENTIES, TALL, LANKY, BLACK SPIKED HAIR, DJ AT DELANEY’S STRIP CLUB, WEARS SILVER AND GOLD CHAINS SIMILAR TO A HIP HOP IMPRESARIO ROSE – EXOTIC DANCER, 18, GHOST-WHITE SKIN, RED HAIR, THIN, FRAGILE LOOKING (ACTRESS NEEDED FOR THIS ROLE) PARAMEDIC ONE- THIRTIES, BROWN HAIR, MEDIUM BUILD, MALE OR FEMALE PARAMEDIC TWO – THIRTIES, BLOND HAIR, MEDIUM BUILD, MALE OF FEMALE KYLE DARWIN – THIRTIES, TALL, THIN, CURLY LIGHT BROWN HAIR ROBBIE – TWENTIES, TALL, SLIM BUILD, BLONDE HAIR, SECOND DJ AT DELANEY’S STRIP CLUB BACKGROUND STRIP CLUB CUSTOMERS – VARIOUS AGE, RACE AND BODY TYPE SEND BODY AND HEAD SHOT WITH RESUME  AND CHARACTER YOU ARE SUBMITTING FOR Dates: 02/11/2022 Location: Albuquerque, NM Time: 6pm Contact: GAMEOFPOWERFILM@YAHOO.COM

Halloween Night: Michael Myers The Sinister Slasher Fan Made Short Film

Production Company: TBF Pictures Intl. World Wide Entertainment LTD, INC. Director: Brennan Jerome Valdez Producer: Brennan Jerome Valdez/Kein Ami About: On Halloween night as always, Micheal Myers returns to Haddeonfield, IL to plot and murder innocent bystanders. With every person being executed by the shape. Dr. Sammuel Loomis has his sights on stopping the boogeymen; the persona of evil for good! This is a non-paying opportunity Dates: 02/11/2022 Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico – further details TBD Time: 4:35pm Contact Phone: 505-901-2483
“Summit Special” About: Two Diné sisters struggle with the process of burying their recently deceased father on the reservation. The cultural Diné taboo surrounding death keeps them from properly grieving as it has been overrun by funeral homes and mortuaries preying on the vulnerable. They envision a newer and ancient way of respectfully laying their father to rest while grappling with the realities of a quick talking casket salesman. Director: David Telles Producer: Marlena Robbins Dates: Feb 20-26, 2022 Location: Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Navajo Reservation Contact Phone: 602-570-5483

The Art Painting

Production Company: Reflection Films LLC Director: John M. Broadhead Producer: John M. Broadhead About: Short Film “THE MAN” Male. 25-40. Any ethnicity. Thin, with an emaciated appearance. Desperate, frantic personality that can play both intense drama and comedic insanity.  The character is a blue-collar worker with a substance abuse problem, who finds himself in a bizarre situation that he doesn’t understand. “THE GUARD” Any gender (but preferably male). 30-60. Any ethnicity. Intimidating figure with an even, relaxed temperament. Despite a usual amiability, he/she can become a stern and no-nonsense figure when necessary. He doesn’t always agree with the ethics behind his line of work, but he doesn’t ask questions that are above his pay grade. “THE ASSISTANT” Any gender (but preferably female). 30-60. Any ethnicity. Stylish and shrewd, this character is a natural salesperson and master manipulator. Can easily come across as helpful while actually steering any interaction in a direction he/she chooses. Always impeccable and always in control, but also knows when deferring is beneficial. “The ARTIST” Any gender (but preferably female). 20-50. Any ethnicity. Physically unintimidating individual with his/her head in the clouds. Immensely rich, narcissistic, and prone to entitled philosophical diatribes. This character truthfully believes he/she is making the world a better place through art, but happily ignores the horrific means employed to create that art. Additional Info: This will be an unpaid independent production. Project will be SAG Signatory under the New Media contract. Our previous work can be found at www.reflectionfilmsllc.com Dates: 03/2022 – exact dates TBD, approximately 5-7 shoot days Location: Albuquerque/Santa Fe, NM Contact: Please email headshots and resumes to John at jbreflectionfilms@gmail.com. For actors we’re interested in seeing, the first round of auditions will be conducted via video calls.

“Remember to Live”

Production Company: NM Entertainment Director: Riley Del Rey Producer: TEI About: Casting for trans and gender on-binary artist and entertainers  in New Mexico for a documentary.   Please submit a self tape for this casting. SELT Tapes Accepted Only Dates: TBD Location: New Mexico Time: TBD Contact Phone: 310-926-2446

“Student Loan Stories”

Production Company: TEI Director: Riley Del Rey Producer: Riley Del Rey About: Casting for documentary about students loan stories. If you have student loans we’d like to hear from you. Please submit an inquiry and tell us a little about your situation. Dates: Spring 2022 Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico Contact Phone: 310-926-2446