Freshly out of college, University of New Mexico graduate David Baca is already making strides in the entertainment industry.

Besides his work as an extra in such films as “The Magnificent Seven” and “Sicaro: Day of the Soldado,” Baca has written several screen plays and has experience as a sound engineer.

Earlier this month Baca’s film “Illumination,” a drama he helped write, shoot and finance, was selected by The New Mexico Film Office as a finalist in this year’s New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase.

UNM Film Students to Showcase Projects

UNM Film Students to Showcase Projects

Ideas were floated – some of them coming to fruition.At the KiMo Theatre on Thursday, graduating seniors in the Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media program at the University of New Mexico will present their capstone projects.The course is the final...

Changes come to UNM’s film department

Changes come to UNM’s film department

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - New Mexico's film industry is booming, and one of our largest universities is making some changes to keep up with the industry's growth. From new courses and degree offerings to Hollywood high-tech equipment, additions to the...

Cinematic Arts Movie Night – “Windtalkers”

Cinematic Arts Movie Night – “Windtalkers”

The second-to-last film John Woo directed in the United States before returning to mainland China to make historical epics, Windtalkers (2002, 134 minutes) was roundly criticized on its release for focusing a film ostensibly about Navajo code talkers in...

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