September 22, 2017
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ENMU-ROSWELL FILM PROGRAM RECEIVES STATE RECOGNITION
A group of ENMU-Roswell Film Technology students and graduates have earned recognition for their work on a local short film submitted to a competition in Albuquerque. The film, “Nadi,” was selected as best film of 2017, best director, and best actor at the 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) for the state of New Mexico. The film will now be entered into 48HFP Filmapalooza, which will be held in Paris, France in March of 2018. The top 12 48HFP films internationally will be shown at the Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Corner.
Alan Trever, ENMU-Roswell Media Arts instructor/coordinator, said out of the crew of about 20, 17 were ENMU-Roswell students or graduates, who can now add this film award to their portfolios and resumes. They will also be included in the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
The film was written, shot, directed, and edited by Johnnie Hector this past July with the support of ENMU-Roswell students and equipment. “Nadi” was produced by Lisa and Marian Hobbs competing under the team name, Marian’s Minions. The role of “Nadi” was played by Goddard High School student, Paige Huddleston, who received the best actor award. 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. “I always tell our students that ENMU-Roswell has one of the best film programs in the state and this latest recognition proves that,” said Trever. He plans to work with his students on the next 48HFP in Albuquerque in October.
The film, “Nadi,” is on the 48HFP website at 48hourfilm.com/albuquerque-nm/films