For more than a decade, thousands of New Mexico based actors have found work on independent features, as well as blockbuster motion pictures. Yet often they are pigeonholed into small, day-player roles while the larger jobs go to actors based in Los Angeles or New York. A new film collaborative here in New Mexico is looking to change that.
The weekly release of monologues on social media platforms and festival circuit commences on Sunday, March 3. The Dust Monologues is an interwoven collection of stories exploring love, death, and family as characters combat the dust of life to uncover happiness.
A filmed collection of 15 monologues showcasing the talents of New Mexico’s actors. These short pieces are designed to spotlight the caliber of New Mexico talent and be released on a weekly basis online in conjunction with several New Mexico-based film organizations.
The collection will also be screened in its entirety at the Albuquerque Film and Music Experience presented to local casting directors and talent agents for consideration, and ultimately released as a festival-bound short film.
The project offers a platform for increased exposure of New Mexico actors, potentially changing the way incoming studios, networks, and filmmakers perceive our talent, cast their productions, and consider our local, above-the-line professionals.