Production Announcement

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The New Mexico Film Office

Announces a Short Film, Sirocco has

Completed Production in

New Mexico

SANTA FE, NM - The New Mexico Film Office announced today a short film,
Sirocco produced by Delphi Project Productions has completed production in
Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Sirocco is an extended music video/music film produced in partnership with
the City of Albuquerque Virtual Visionaries, Studio 519 and the Music Teachers
National Association and the Professional Music Teachers Association of New
Mexico. It is a film concerning our relationship to the COVID-19 pandemic, a
tribute to those we have lost and a reflection on the new world we have become
part of as a result.

Original compositions by Elizabeth Garland and Keely
Mackey performed by Delphi Project are at the heart of this film, which
features an interview with the founder of the Ezra Trager-Tarrant Foundation
for Music and Education. Utilizing the talents of New Mexico
artist/cinematographer, Nicole Kesel, New Mexico editor Helen Dundas, New
Mexico recording studios and UNM student filmmakers and crew spotlights the
amazing talent in this state.

“New Mexico is not only a place for film and television production. Our state
has the ecosystem to support projects in the multimedia space including the
production of music videos” said Amber Dodson, Director, New Mexico Film

Sirocco is directed and produced by M. Elizabeth Garland, (Composer- Ink, A
Tale of Captivity, Composer- Not Suitable, Composer- Curanderas, Composer- Shakespeare's Women, Composer- Get Your Hair Back, Composer- Mikhailwitl, Composer- PSA for Enlace Communitario).

"We are grateful for the unique and excellent partnership with Studio 519, and
the funding for Virtual Visionaries through the City of Albuquerque and the
New Mexico Music Teachers Commissioning program to bring this film about
music and healing to life," said Garland.

The production employed approximately 2 New Mexico crew members and 4
New Mexico principal actors. Principal cast includes New Mexico residents
Keely Mackey, Robb Janov, Dan Manweller, and Elizabeth Garland.
For any additional information on the production, contact:

All film and television productions in New Mexico are required to adhere to the
state’s operative emergency public health order, associated public health
restrictions and COVID-Safe Practices.

The New Mexico Film Office has released Back2One, a catchall set of
principles, general recommendations, and resources for film and television
productions operating during COVID-19. Back2One recommendations and
other COVID-Safe Practices can be found at


Year: 2021

Project Type: Short Film

Status: Post Production