The Dynamite Kid

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New Mexico Film Office Announces the Docudrama “The Dynamite Kid” to Begin Filming

SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico State Film Office Director Amber Dodson announced today that the docu-drama, “The Dynamite Kid,” will begin production in Northern New Mexico locations, including Tierra Amarilla, Coyote, Canjillon, and Santa Fe this month.

The film is directed by Paul M. Madden (“Summer Job,” “The Bootlegger”) with Los Pecos Films and produced by Duncan Sill (“Drunktown’s Finest”) and Ken Dalton (“Angel Camouflaged”). Roen Kraft is the executive producer. “The Dynamic Kid” tells the story of Baltasar Martinez, one of the principal raiders in the 1967 Tierra Amarilla courthouse raid.

“J. Edgar Hoover referred to 22-year-old Baltasar Martinez as the ‘Most Dangerous Man in America’ after he eluded a manhunt by 750 lawmen and the National Guard. The film is based on in-depth interviews with Baltasar and Reies Lopes Tijerina, who took me on a tour of the Tierra Amarilla courthouse, the scene of the infamous courthouse raid,” Madden said.

The production will employ approximately 15 crew members, 30 background talent, and 16 New Mexico principal actors.

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Year: 2023

Project Type: Documentary Film

Status: In Production

Producer: Duncan Sill, Ken Dalton, Roen Kraft

Director: Paul M. Madden

  • Santa Fe
  • Tierra Amarilla
  • Coyote
  • Canjillon