Indie Q—the Albuquerque Film Office’s networking group for local, independent filmmakers—will have its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 17. The meeting will take place at the KiMo Theatre in Downtown Albuquerque and will include screenings of several notable, recent shorts from area filmmakers. Joshua Klein will screen his music video for Monster Paws’ “Champagne Bike Ride.” Hannah Macpherson will show off the first episode of her successful web series “Date Doctor.” Brennan Foster, Reinhard Lorenz and Brent Morris’ documentary “Beauty Bend”—made for the 2010 Int’l Doc Challenge—will also be screened. Ultimatum Pictures’ entry into the 2010 National Film Challenge, “Hibiscus,” is the penultimate offering. The screening closes out with Joshua Klein’s highly polished 30-minute mini-epic “The Incredible Voyage of Captain Hook.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Screenings will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. This movie-filled get-together is free and open to the public, but an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org is recommended. Seating is limited to first-come, first-served.
Gordy Hoffman is coming to Albuquerque to lead an intimate screenwriting workshop. Hoffman is the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award-winning writer-director of Love Liza and founder of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition. His “First Ten Pages Workshop” is limited to just 12 writers. All those participating will submit 10 pages of a work in progress. Each screenplay snippet will be read aloud and analyzed individually in regards to technical aspects, dialogue, character and more. This intensive, one-day workshop will take place on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the ABQ Production Office (519 Central NW). Cost is $95. To register, log on to Hoffman’s web site.
The fine folks at Trifecta+ Entertainment (makers of the award-winning 2007 short “Sweetie”) will debut their brand new, Albuquerque-lensed short film “SEND” on the Internet starting on Friday, Nov. 12. Viewers are invited to attend this “online premiere” by logging on to vimeo.com/trifectaplus. “SEND” is described as a “heartwarming story of a divorced mother trying to connect with her young daughter over the Internet.” We’re assuming that the “heartwarming” part is used sarcastically and that it will be creepy. Trifecta+ likes the creepy. “SEND” is directed by Scotty Milder and stars Amelia Ampuero.