New Mexico Entrepreneur Keith Allen West expands Acting Career and Produces Feature Film “Third Act” in New Mexico.
SANTA FE, N.M. – Jan. 29, 2022 – PRLog — The independent feature film “Third Act” is premiering at the Santa Fe Film Festival. Keith Allen West portrays Leo in the film and was a first time Executive Producer.
“Leo is a flamboyant, snarky gay actor missing his youth and being sure to overplay his importance to the theatre group,” said West, “But you can see his love for the art and his team.”
The film has been selected for several film festivals including the Global Film Festival Awards, the Awesome Film Festival and the Couch Film Festival. It has already won multiple awards for everything from the original score by Chris Walsh to the ensemble of actors.
Each major scene in the film was rehearsed and filmed without any cuts or editing. Known in the industry as a “oner” the longest scene filmed in one take was over 22 minutes and included over 100 choreographed camera movements.
The movie was written by Doug Montoya, co-owner The BOX Performance Space and Cardboard Playhouse, and it was co-directed by Montoya and Phil Griego.
After being given news of their pending eviction, a lovable and talented theater company plots a heist to pay their rent while filming at a local bank.
“Third Act was a perfect opportunity to get a trial-by-fire approach to movie making. Not only being an actor in my first feature film, but to learn everything on the production side,” said West
The cast features Basil Hoffman, Chris Bylsma, Jodi Lynn Thomas, Kristin Berg, Vic Browder, Matthew Van Wettering, Keith Allen West, Kelsey Leos Montoya, Doug Montoya, Michael Lovato and Virginia Benitez-Jones. Basil Hoffman was an iconic Hollywood actor that appeared in over 100 films and worked for ten Academy Award winning directs. He passed away last September at 83.
West, is a “Best Actor Award” winner on the festival circuit known for Interrogation, Deeply Superficial, and Half Brothers. He portrays dynamic, complex and authentic characters. West has worked with actors and directors from multiple Academy Award-winning films including Kody Smit-McPee ( X-Men), Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant), and Ernest Dickerson (Do the Right Thing).
His career includes CBS All-Access’ Interrogation, Netflix’s Half Brothers, BRAVO’s Untying the Knot, HGTV’s You Live In What, Hell or High Water, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Longmire and many more. He’s featured in People Magazine, USA Today, VOGUE, Huffington Post, The Guardian, LA Times, NY Times, FOX, CNN, NPR and many more media outlets. His small business reality series THE STARTUP reached 24 million subscribers.
- Third Act Trailer: https://vimeo.com/663061574
- About the film at SFFF: https://santafefilmfestival.com/index/film/third-act-film/