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Enjoy an Evening of Film and Conversation at Northern New Mexico College

Closing night of “LOOK OUT exhibition features filmmakers Mateo Frazier and David Lindblom

Join Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) for an evening of film and conversation as we host an exclusive event for the closing of LOOK OUT featuring filmmakers Mateo Frazier and David Lindblom, along with special guest directors Ryan Begay, Don Gray and Diego Lopez.

Land Water People Time, directed by David Lindblom, is a collection of stories depicting Northern New Mexico’s vibrant cultures, traditions and heritage. One in 7, co-directed by David Lindblom and crewed by NNMC students, visits three men living in a men’s’ shelter who represent the 1 in 7 men who have suffered domestic abuse in our country. It won the Film Heals Award last summer at the Manhattan Film Festival.

Things We Do For Love, directed by Don Gray and composed by Mateo Frazier, is a film about affection, family and odd funerals. The narrative shorts Torcida, directed by Diego Lopez, and Carpio, directed by Ryan Begay, explore the themes of love, deceit, culture, survival and risk. Both were produced by Mateo Frazier. All three shorts were crewed by NNMC students and shot entirely in Northern New Mexico.

David Lindblom is a documentary filmmaker and screenwriter. With Thelma Schoonmaker, he edited A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies. His documentary Land Water People Time won Best Documentary in the New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase in 2012. From the Tate Museum, PBS, South African Townships, to the Cannes Film festival, his work has played around the world.

Mateo Frazier, who has recently resigned after 17 years of service to Northern New Mexico College, has had a major impact on the film program and is an influential filmmaker in New Mexico. Since 2005, Frazier has worked in various capacities on more than 20 short films and seven feature films. Please join us to celebrate his films and time at NNMC. We will miss him and wish him the best in his future creative endeavors.

Ryan Begay has written and directed several short films and performed in both independent film productions and big budget feature films as well as notable TV series, including Dark Winds and Breaking Bad. He continues to write, direct and act and to develop ideas for a stronger Diné/Native American presence in film and television, both in front of and behind the camera.

Don Gray began his film career as a location manager and scout in New Mexico. Gray has worked with some of the biggest film and television productions made in New Mexico including Breaking Bad, Terminator Salvation, True Grit and hundreds more.

Diego Joaquin Lopez is an award-winning, community-minded filmmaker with an intense urge to elevate his career through writing and directing thought-provoking stories. Born and raised in Española, López brings an enthusiastic and culturally skilled background to his work and has established rapport and respect in the communities he serves.

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