Film Frenzy

What are the moments that make an event memorable? It really all depends on the part one plays in the proceedings. This year’s White Sands International Film Festival will prove memorable to many in the local filmmaking industry, because it marks the first year that the festival has included a 48-hour film competition to kick…… Continue reading Film Frenzy

Getting (Too) Real

Author’s note: The 9th Annual White Sands International Film Festival takes place here in Las Cruces, September 4 – 8, 2013. What follows is an extended version of the interview I did with writer/director/producer/actor Adam Rifkin for the WSIFF Official Program. Rifkin’s entry, Reality Show will be screened at the Allen Theatres Cineport 10, in…… Continue reading Getting (Too) Real

Essential viewing

Earlier this month I celebrated five years back in the Mesilla Valley, after a 25-year absence. I’ve had many occasions during those ensuing five years to make mention of how Las Cruces has changed since my bad ol’ student days at New Mexico State University. I think it’s pretty safe to say there have been…… Continue reading Essential viewing

What’s In A Process?

How does one go about explaining a process? I find myself wondering this more and more, these days. Mainly because people keep asking me what my plans are for this “proposed series” that is slowly taking shape, both in my head and on the page. I refer, of course, to the short films that are…… Continue reading What’s In A Process?

Making Noise

On Monday, May 6, the Mesilla Valley Musician’s Guild held their monthly “jam session” at Hurricane Alley. Once again, I was blown away by the level of talent and professionalism to be found in our little southwestern city. It was my first time at one of these events, because I and the LC52 boys had…… Continue reading Making Noise