March 20, 2018
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ENMU-ROSWELL FILM PROGRAM RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION
A group of ENMU-Roswell Film Technology students and graduates have earned recognition for their work on a local short film entered into the 48HFP Filmapalooza, held in Paris, France earlier this month. The score from the film, “NADI,” using musical artist “CW Ayon, was selected Best Song in the competition. In September of last year, the film was chosen as best film of 2017, best director, and best actor at the 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) for the state of New Mexico. Those awards earned the film an opportunity to compete on an international level with more than 130 other filmmakers from around the world at the 48HFP Filmapalooza. The Best of the City was awarded to the team at Filmapalooza for winning the state of New Mexico’s 48 hour film project. “NADI” was produced by Lisa and Marian Hobbs competing under the team name, Marian’s Minions. Both attended the awards ceremony in Paris to accept the awards and represent the team.
Alan Trever, ENMU-Roswell Media Arts instructor/coordinator, said the majority of the crew working on the film were ENMU-Roswell students or graduates. The film was written, shot, directed, and edited by Johnnie Hector in July of last year with the support of ENMU-Roswell students. The role of “NADI” was played by Goddard High School student, Paige Huddleston, who received the best actor award at the New Mexico 48HFP. The film also featured local actors, Zack Anderson, Robin Haynes, and Summer Souza. Film grips were Gentry Fuller, Andy Grodo, Christian Ruiz, and Jaxon Wilson. Drone camera work for the film was provided by Roswell’s AirPlay Media and Adventure Services, LLC, which received a second place award for cinematography. In October, Trever plans to work with his students on the next 48HFP in Albuquerque.
“This is all pretty amazing considering the competition,” said Hector. “Our latest venture, a 72 hour film project just over a week ago, recently informed us that we are a finalist in that contest also. The film is called “Greed,” so we are all excited to see if we win anything from there. The ENMU-Roswell film program is really doing great and has amazing students!”
The film, “NADI,” is on the 48HFP website at 48hourfilm.com/albuquerque-nm/films