Thursday, September 5, 2013

Packed House for Roswell FM Screening

The 2013 White Sands International Film Festival kicked off Wednesday night September 4th with a special screening of the new comedy feature film, “Roswell FM.”

Los Angeles-based filmmakers Stephen Griffin and David Spence were introduced to the audience by producer and Tony Award winning playwright Mark Medoff (Children of a Lesser God). Prior to the screening Medoff told those in attendance the film festival board had lobbied the young filmmakers for nearly a year in the hopes of featuring a screening of the film at this year’s festival.

The local Cineport 10 theater in Las Cruces was packed with hundreds of attendees Wednesday night. The audience laughed throughout the screening.

Several of the film’s stars including; Brendan Fehr, Mirelly Taylor, Brian Tee, Doug Haley, Erin O’Shaughnessy, and Valli Marie Rivera were on hand. The cast members signed autographs, participated in a question and answer session about the making of the film, and attended a reception at the historic La Posta restaurant in Mesilla, NM after the screening.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Night Scenes

Kurt in his dominion

The hazards of adult beverages
Sophia sets the record straight

Jay and Lacey doing a sighting search

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Roswell FM Wraps in the "Wee Hours"

Stephen Griffin
The independent comedy film script "Roswell FM" was written more than four years ago. The on again off again financing for the project was finally secured just over seven months ago. The casting was completed just seven weeks ago, and the on-location shooting of the film was completed in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday August 21, 2011. Most members of the deeply talented and experienced Roswell FM cast have already caught planes flying out of the remote town of Roswell in the southeastern section New Mexico. Most are headed back to the west coast. Post production work on the film will begin almost immediately and also under the direct supervision of director Stephen Griffin (310 House Productions). In an interview just before the final filming session Griffin reported that he and Dave Brewer (Director of Photography) will remain in Roswell for a couple of additional days to shoot some footage for the project before also heading home. Griffin will go to the Dallas area and Dave Brewer will head back to Los Angeles.
Dave Brewer
When asked about his initial recollections of the highlights of the four-week shoot, Griffin was all smiles. Explaining that even the best written comedy requires an intuitive sense of timing and non-verbal skill sets, he was completely thrilled very early on at the incredible grasp of all the humor contained in the script by each and every cast member. He then immediately credited the wisdom and vast experience of veteran casting director Cathy Henderson-Martin for helping his production company land so many top-notch comedic artists for the film. Griffin also gave high marks to New York-based set director Bobby Marinelli and his team and previously mentioned D.P. Dave Brewer, not just for their creativity, but also for their steadfast efforts.
Don Stark, Brendan Fehr, Mirelly Taylor, Jason London
Griffin was also especially pleased with the thoroughness of producers Alan Trever and Carl Lucas. "These gentlemen along with the terrific teams they assembled, worked tirelessly to provide the directing team with all of the tools we needed to deliver remarkable production values," Griffin said. At first Griffin was hesitant to name anyone for fear of forgetting anyone, explaining how critical it is to characterize filmmaking as a "team sport" instead of the efforts of a collection of individuals. In the days and weeks ahead we will have more interviews from the film director of Roswell FM as well as discussions and footage of many of the other key players on the team.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

More Station Shots

Howard - Don't open that jar!

Is that Larry?

Jay in the studio