HD

film • video • photography

Most of us love motion pictures. While I was always keen on learning how to make movies, it was not until we moved to Santa Fe that the possibility became a reality. New Mexico has abundant facilities, resources, training and legacy of filmmaking that goes back to Thomas Edison.  

In our day, the majority of art is appreciated via the technology of Hi-Definition. Therefore it became not just an artistic ambition but a practical decision that made us enroll in film school. Since 2008 we have graduate level certificates in film production and have produced several of our own as well as worked above the line on dozens of projects. 

Whatever medium of art one has to offer, HD is the means by which to share it. With the help of this technology, our creations can reach the entire global community. 

OPEN CHANNEL CONTENT FILMS

APE HUCHI WAKKA USH

Ainu Fire & Water Song

AGNES DAY

BAILOUT

John Barleycorn

SCORCHED LADDERS

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About the making of Open Channel Content films

Bailout

BAILOUT was awarded the “Best Picture” award at the Santa Fe Reporter 3 Minute Film Festival, which programmed 30 shorts from as far away as the...

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John Barleycorn

"Ode d' Brew" with Brendan Wedner, Stephanie Nagler and Matt Sanford. Written and Directed by Stryder Simms for Open Channel Content, with music by...

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Scorched Ladders

90 sec. trailer for the pilot of our current proposed episodic seriesThis month’s post was intended to analyze the movie “12” (2007) from the...

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Selected Images

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SCREENPLAYS

“Two Methods”

“Two Methods”

Fresh out of the pen, Leo dives, nose-first, into a new deal in this dramatic screenplay by Stryder Simms Read the entire screenplay at this link. 

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“Pepper Corner”

“Pepper Corner”

Pepper Corner is a far-flung outpost of the American westward expansion sitting on the sweet spot of a fertile valley between two such sheltering mesas.

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“Father’s Failure”

“Father’s Failure”

In “Father’s Failure,” a screenplay by Stryder Simms, meet Rev Billy Pritchard, holding forth in the dingy light of a bad neighborhood.

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FILM COMMENTARY

Tough Love: A Review of “Monsieur Lazhar”

Tough Love: A Review of “Monsieur Lazhar”

Monsieur Lazhar,” Canada’s official entry for the 2011 Best Foreign Film Oscar, concerns an Algerian immigrant that finds work in Montreal standing in for an elementary school teacher who recently committed suicide. It sounds straightforward enough, but nothing is as...

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The Joy Is In The Journey: “The Cardboard Bernini”

The Joy Is In The Journey: “The Cardboard Bernini”

Chasing virtuosity, the mid-20th Century born illustrator and sculptor, James Grashow, performs a tour de force over the course of 78 breezy minutes of “The Cardboard Bernini.” In this engrossing, feel-good artist bio, satisfaction comes in the living space of...

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The Current State of Polish Cinema

The Current State of Polish Cinema

I had the pleasure of attending one of the 2011 Santa Fe Film Festival’s panel discussions Friday afternoon at Zane Bennett Gallery. Brent Kliewer, this year’s program director for the festival, hosted the conversation. The audience was made up of hungry local film...

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The Abysmal Gaze: A Preview of “Leviathan”

The Abysmal Gaze: A Preview of “Leviathan”

“Leviathan”, screening at the Santa Fe Film Festival this year, is a highly effective horror film made all the more so without a clear beginning, middle or end, because what we witness goes on in real life, day after day after day. With the preponderance of...

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Tales of Hoffman: A Preview of “Quartet”

Tales of Hoffman: A Preview of “Quartet”

The musical quartet was invented to exploit the fundamental registers of the human voice. Its meaning has morphed to denote any art form where variations can be tried on the theme of four. Four is a tidy number. Like voices in a music composition, an effective quartet...

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Spotlight on NM Filmmaker’s Shorts

Spotlight on NM Filmmaker’s Shorts

LOBSTERDirector/Screenplay: Jocelyn JansonsCategory: Comedy | 4 minutes A young couple must decide the fate of a lobster they’ve brought home for a special dinner. DELIADirected/Written by: Don GrayCategory: Drama | USA 2011 | 19 minutes When two broken people collide...

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SFFF Curator Brent Kliewer and Filmmaker Pawel Wendorff

SFFF Curator Brent Kliewer and Filmmaker Pawel Wendorff

Join us Friday afternoon (OCT 21) at 3P when the 12th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival presents an informal dialogue between Santa Fe Film Festival Director of Film Programming Brent Kliewer and Polish director, cinematographer, screenwriter, and producer, Pawel Wendorff...

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Santa Fe in the Fall

Santa Fe in the Fall

Thinking of coming to Santa Fe this fall for the 12th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival? Visitors are surprised to learn New Mexico has been host to over 150 feature films, and they don’t all star John Wayne, either. In fact, the history of motion pictures in New Mexico...

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