Big props go out to Omar Paz Trujillo ,"Jesse Bonez" from Blaze You Out, on his LEAD ROLE in in "Dances with Werewolves" premiering tonight at the Jean Cocteau Cinema at 9:00pm in Santa Fe, NM. Looking forward to the experience and all the heat it brings! Way to REPRESENT! For ticket information check jeancocteaucinema.com
Just wanted to share this with you guys as well as send a BIG "THANK YOU!" to Adrian Gomez for this excellent article! Really appreciate you taking the time to share my story! 👊✊✌
En Memoria de Elizabeth Peña
Ms. Peña brought ultimate passion and an unrelenting charisma to all that she did. In the time we got to spend with her, she was so ultra vivacious. She lived without regret and flung herself full fledged into her character. She was dynamic in her own skin and comfortable in who she was. She was an amazing storyteller, not only as an actor but in her everyday life... Her personality was dramatic and larger then life. She had a burning fi...re in her belly for living and living according to her own terms... She performed as if there were no tomorrow. Elizabeth acted with a reckless abandon and could deliver more with a look, then a million words could ever say. Her stories will live on forever and her mastery is immortalized through her body of work. She was the epitome of unique and her presence was undeniable. I still have a message that she left me as we were shooting for my birthday... She sung to me... in the tune of Marilyn Monroe and after my birthday song she wished me "Feliz Cumpleaños, Mr. Director". I saved it so I could always hear that sultry voice.
Tonight I prayed a Rosario for our beloved Elizabeth and for our dearly departed. Doña Sebastiana has come for her...
May the angels guide her.
Por favor Dios, limpia la Alma de la unica, Elizabeth Peña.
Miss Peña was fire. Larger than life, with a uniquely visceral and refined talent that could changed the temprature of a room. More importantly she had a heart of gold. She taught me a whole lot about the big show. When she accepted the role we were overwhelmed with emotion. When she showed up the first day, we knew we had made it. "Hey Diego, Rosie's here" Forever greatful to have worked with her. May the angels guide her and God be with her familia.
We lost part of our Blaze Family today. You were and will continue to be our inspiration. A.L.F.
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Friday, June 6th at KIMO Theater in Albuquerque, NM at 2:00pm for Albuquerque Film and Media Experience.
Come and see BLAZE YOU OUT on the Big Screen! Please feel free to invite Friends that would enjoy the opportunity to see the thrilling film!
Albuquerque Film and Media Experience Presents:
AFME’S 2013 BEST FEATURE FILM AWARD WINNER
An unyielding young woman ventures into the ruthless underworld of the town’s heroin trade in order to save her younger sister’s life. AFME brings back Blaze You Out as part of Taylor’s Calling Heroin Awareness and Education programming.
Written & Directed by Mateo Frazier & Diego Joaquin Lopez
Produced by Alicia Keyes Touche
Don't miss Friday night in Santa Fe! Buy your tickets early.
Oh Yeah! That's our girl! Check out Melissa Cordero in Blaze You Out.
BLAZE Fans - BLAZE YOU OUT will be at George Martin's Jean Cocteau Theatre in Santa Fe on September 13 at 6:30pm with select cast and crew for a Q&A. It will then screen again on September 14th&15th at 4:15pm. Tickets can be purchased at the box office.
We watched BLAZE YOU OUT this weekend, Diego. It is definitely an artistic triumph. Like the weavers in your family, you used the warp of history and geography and the weave of modern portrayals of good and evil to give us a story as rich as tapestry. Like the sculptors in your family, you cut away all that was unneeded in the story line and the filming and gave us the essential essence of your work and vision so that we got caught up in its scope and beauty. Like the painter...s in your family, you laid out a canvas of the familiar, but sprinkled the wondrous here and there to arrest the eyes and hearts of your viewers. Like the silversmiths in your family, you crafted something for us that was pure, native, and unmistakably true to the cultural heritage of Northern New Mexico. Muy bien hecho, señor. Ciertamente muy bien hecho!
-Charles "Chick" Todd
All BLAZE YOU OUT fans! Here is a HUGE Call to Action! If you are feelin' this movie, we urge you to go and rate it! We need everyone who loves the movie to rate it on IMDB. We need you to write some comments and reviews about what you felt when you saw it and why it resonated with you. We have to let the world know our love for this movie!!!!
"If we don't take action now, we'll settle for nothing later"
-Zack de la Rocha
Rage Against the Machine
We want to give a big shout out to the incredible musical artists involved with BLAZE YOU OUT. We've listed all the source cues in the "About" section of the page. We will not be doing a sound track - so please support these crazy talented people and buy their music.