Bazz and I did manage to knock out a six-part series last year about the history of the Balloon Fiesta for the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. I'll try to get links up soon.
Ah, what else? We are also working on our next neighborhood profile, this time on South Broadway and other predominantly Black neighborhoods in Albuquerque. But this one will be a bit different as we explore the racially discriminatory housing covenants and redlining that left African-Americans little choice in settling around the city.
Almost two years ago, I completed a documentary titled One With the Land: Voices of the Atrisco Land Grant. It was funded by City Councilor Klarissa Peña and the council. For those of you who don't know, the land grant is/was basically all of Albuquerque west of the Rio Grande. The half-hour piece explored the connection between the land grant, one of the oldest and largest in the state and the connection that its descendants have to it. I think it's one of the best pieces I've ever produced. Unfortunately, Councilor Peña held up the release of the documentary with no explanation and it has never run on the GOV-TV channel or been posted on their Youtube website. However, you can see it here under "Production Services" page of this website. Please share widely.
I was also associate producer on the KNME production of Painting Santa Fe, which won a regional Emmy for best historical drama in 2018.
I still haven't given up on my dream of screenwriting. I now have someone representing my scripts, which include Last Night in T or C, an anti-rom-com movie about an ill-fated relationship between a married woman and the "other man"; Milagros, a comedy series about a South Valley dry-cleaning mogul who inherits an in-door football team and all the headaches with it; Trust, a proposed limited series loosely based on King Lear, set in current times; Santuario, an action-thriller about a young woman caught up in the drug-fueled violence on the Mexican border, and Caldera, a proposed TV series a la True Detective, but set right here in The Land of Enchantment. Who says the pandemic crushed creativity?