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Angelique Midthunder

ANGELIQUE MIDTHUNDER began her career in casting in the mid-1990s after working internationally as an actress and discovering an intrigue for the casting process. Angelique spent many successful years working in Los Angeles, and in 2005 relocated to Santa…

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CARMA HARVEY

Judge Carma Harvey is known for her work on Jarhead (2005), Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials(2015) and La Desgraciada Una Novela (2015), Ridiculous 6 (2015) and Better Call Saul (2015).

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Dawn Lura Ferguson

DAWN LURA FERGUSON is a Diné (Navajo) actress living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is excited to be part of the Native Cinema (Santa Fe Film Festival 2019) jury. She is currently a member of Two Worlds Native…

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Lava Buckley

LAVA BUCKLEY Lava Buckley has been in the film industry about 18 years. She has worked in various departments of film making: accounting, director’s assistant, actor, production office/set, casting, producing, writing and editing.  Lava enjoys working both large…

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Jonathan Delaney Marsh

Producer/Technician “Delaney” currently is the managing partner of Dirt Floor Revival LLC, a film production company based out of New Mexico. D.F.R. latest film ‘SANTA FAKE”, a delightful Christmas feature hits the theaters late 2018. He has worked…

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Leslie Fleming-Mitchell

LESLIE FLEMING-MITCHELL is an actor, documentary filmmaker, producer and acting coach in love with film, TV and uplifting the collective consciousness through the sharing of great stories. Acting credits include CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, VEEP, HOUSE, CRIMINAL MINDS, WACO, THE…

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Lora Martinez-Cunningham

LORA MARTINEZ-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…

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Rebekah Wiggins

REBEKAH WIGGINS is a passionate award-­winning actor, writer, director and a certified Chubbuck Acting Technique teacher who specializes in telling female centric stories showcasing various ethnic, religious, and sexual orientations in her work. With over a decade of…

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Robert Montoya

I just want to make the world a better place and have fun doing it. I design and build environmentally friendly buildings using a product that I invented. I love to meet new people and travel. I wish…

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Sabrina Garcia

Actor, Filmmaker Sabrina is a hard working dreamer with a passion to create and inspire! Born in Albuquerque, NM, she moved to NYC to study life and humans.  She learned Meisner Technique at The William Esper Studio and Studio…

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