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NMWIF Announcements

NMWIF Board Elections

NMWIF is pleased to announce the addition to our fabulous Board of Directors of new Board members, Linda McDill, Barbara Kerford and Deborah Wakshull.  Remember our organization is a culmination of what our members put into it. Our Board reflects the time, attention and energy of a committed member body that they are dedicated to serving.

Members Doing Great Things

Jilanne Spitzmiller’s new documentary, Meow Wolf: An Origin Story is an official selection at the SXSW Festival, March 12-18.

Jody McNicholas’ film, Rooted in Love is an official selection of the Taos Shortz Film Festival, March 9-11.

Member Announcements

Crew/Casting Call for NMWIF Member Film: Melissa Ash Brownell

Title: Independent Short: Trailer for interested TV/Film Series: 15-20 minutes:  low budget
Production Title: BOOTS OF MY BROTHER
Production Company:  Ashleith Films, LLC
About: Stagecoach travels down the Old Santa Fe trail. The year is 1875. The passengers of the stagecoach, a Confederate Lt. and a Yankee Colonel, share the ride with a Mexican Woman and her young son.  A pleasant journey turns hostile as the horrors of Civil War battles are not forgotten or forgiven. 
Director: Melissa Ash Brownell
Producer: Melissa Ash Brownell
Genre: Period Western Drama

Roles: Crew: Camera Assistant, Sound, Gaffer (*own their equipment a plus or can obtain school rental??), PA, make up artist, editor

Unpaid/ or negotiable.
Provided: Food and beverages, Transportation from DeVargas Mall, Santa Fe to Abiquiu

Cast: *height restrictions are based on the limited interior of Stagecoach

unpaid or/ negotiable

  • Confederate Lt. ,  Male lead: a disenfranchised Southern Gentleman soon to be cowboy, Age: 28-38,  medium build, (*beard optional) (*blond hair, southern accent)
  • Yankee Colonel,   Male lead: A commanding Union officer with a distaste for the South’s loss asserts an air of superiority. Medium build, (*beard optional)  Age: 28-38 
  • Mexican Woman,  Female lead: Fearful of the men, subservient and protective of her son: (three lines) Short/small build, Age: 28-38
  • Mexican Son,        Interested in the men and their argument, (two lines) small build; Age 5-8. (child)

Auditions: Late March, Early April 

Shoot Date: to be determined
Shoot Location: Abiquiu, New Mexico

** Headshots/Bios,  Please send to P.O. Box Address /or

P.O. BOX #233
7 Avenida Vista Grande, Suite B7
Santa Fe, NM 87508-9199

Contact Name: Melissa A. Brownell
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