Multiple congratulations are in order. Local producer Anthony DellaFlora and videographers Blaise Koller and Charles McClain have all been nominated for a Rocky Mountain Emmy. The trio worked together on “Flight Path: The Flyway Project,” a short documentary detailing Corrales artist Robert Wilson’s journey from creation to completion of a controversial public art project using recycled jetty jacks. The documentary was produced as part of a series of interview shows for the city’s Public Art Urban Enhancement Program that airs on Albuquerque’s GOV-TV (Comcast Cable Channel 16). Winners of this year’s Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards will be announced in Phoenix on Oct. 6. In the meantime, DellaFlora (along with his writing partner Michael Gallagher) has inked a deal with the recently formed Rio Grande Media Group. DellaFlora and Gallagher’s script for the crime thriller Dead By Thursday has been optioned as a feature film project. The group, which produces the late-night variety show “The After After Party” with Steven Michael Quezada, is hoping to branch out into larger projects—including a possible TV drama. If all goes well, Dead By Thursday will begin shooting in Albuquerque, Deming, Las Cruces and Grants by next year.
Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis are the two latest celebrities to breeze through the Land of Enchantment. The duo (who appeared together in the hit Horrible Bosses) are in the Albuquerque / Santa Fe area through Oct. 3 shooting scenes for their new comedy We’re The Millers. According to imdb.com, the film is about a veteran pot dealer who creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. The film looks like it’s shooting mostly in North Carolina but will spend about three weeks here. Based on the casting call for extras—lots of “Mexican children,” “Mexican peasants,” “Mexican henchmen” and “U.S. Border Patrol types”—it’s easy to see what part our state is playing.
KiMo Theatre continues its latest Friday Fright Night offerings with the 1953 sci-fi chiller It Came From Outer Space. Based on a story by Ray Bradbury, the film follows an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher who suspect an alien spaceship has crash-landed in the Arizona desert. The screening takes place Friday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 students and seniors or $7 general admission.