At Filmstock, we're very excited to announce the judges for the New Mexico Actor's Showcase, in partnership with the New Mexico Film Foundation! Scroll down to read more about these highly qualified individuals, and if you're an actor in New Mexico, don't pass up this opportunity to get in front of these professionals and show them, and the audience, what you've got! Filmstock New Mexico is September 5-6th at the KiMo in downtown Albuquerque!
Click here to sign up for the New Mexico Actor's Showcase! Hurry - submissions close on July 17th!
Jody's professional experience started in Arizona where she worked at Scottsdale Insurance Co. for five years, moving from file clerk up to Claims Adjuster Assistant. Another year was spent in San Rafael, CA as a Customer Service Representative for Farmers Insurance before moving to Santa Fe, NM to become an insurance agent at Reynolds Insurance. Jody became a mom in 1998 and for the next several years was a stay-at-home mom tending to sons Dylan, Jared and Logan. In 2005, she and then-husband David Black started Agapao Coffee & Tea, a wholesale coffee and tea business that services restaurants and grocery stores in New Mexico and Arizona. But when a friend induced her to join her in doing background/extras work on a film, Jody was bitten by the film industry bug. Knowing that acting was really not her cup of tea, she jumped at the chance to become an intern at A&M Agency in February, 2010. A year later she was certified as a fully accredited SAG agent. November of 2011 Jody won SAG’s recognition as agent of the month.
Jody's background of marketing and customer relations has given her the tools to build relationships with talent, casting directors and others involved to the film industry.
Lora Cunningham was born in Albuquerque and raised in its South Valley. She appears opposite Denzel Washington and Mila Kunis during two pivotal scenes in the Hughes’ Brothers’ post-apocalyptic thriller, THE BOOK OF ELI. She has also been recently cast in PASSION PLAY, LET THEM SHINE, LEMONADE MOUTH, BLOOD BROTHERS and the highly-anticipated, BLESS ME, ULTIMA. Well-respected by fellow alumni from Hollywood’s prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Cunningham currently teaches courses on Film Acting and Audition Technique on the lot of Albuquerque Studios- the top independent production facility for feature film and television in the United States.
Jo Edna Boldin
Jo Edna Boldin, is one of the busiest casting directors in the country. Living in New Mexico and working in New Mexico and Texas, she has cast such feature films as “True Grit,” “The Book of Eli,” “3:10 to Yuma,” “No Country for Old Men,” “The Spy Next Door,” “Crazy Heart,” “Terminator Salvation,” “Sunshine Cleaning,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Alamo,” “Miss Congeniality,” “8 Seconds,” “Hope Floats,” “Office Space” and “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?” In addition to feature films, she casts television shows (“Crash” and “Chase”) as well.
Carissa Mitchell is the Owner and Talent Agent at Mitchell & Presley Talent Group, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Prior to taking over Mitchell & Presley Talent Group, she had earned an excellent reputation in the New Mexico film industry, working in the casting and AD departments of many independent films and local film festivals. She also co-produced projects that were designed to encourage the involvement of local film students, SAG-AFTRA actors, Union mentors, and businesses in the support of independent productions.
Before entering into the entertainment industry, Carissa was a graphic designer, art director, and special events coordinator for almost twenty years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Fine Art and Photography.
A self-proclaimed nerd and film buff, Carissa couldn’t be happier to represent amazing actors and being a part of this wonderful industry!
Faith Hibbs-Clark, CSA is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as well as The Casting Society of America. She has 15 years of experience casting for major motion pictures, indie films, network television and commercial campaigns. She is the owner and head casting director for Good Faith Casting, LLC with office in Los Angeles, CA, Phoenix, AZ, and Albuquerque, NM. Good Faith Casting is the trusted brand in casting for the Southwest. Faith lives in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.