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Naomi / March 31st, 2016

We had the amazing opportunity to interview Ryan Lacen, writer and director of The Dust Storm. Thanks again for this!

1. The movie was shot in a very short amount of time, how difficult was it to do all of that?

It was definitely challenging! A lot of independent films with a limited budget have a shooting schedule of around 18 days, we had to create the same magic and capture the honesty of the film in 12 shooting days. We had an amazing crew led by DP Tim Sutherland that moved quickly to make this accomplishable as well as a stellar lead cast with Colin and Kristen. They were challenged with shooting over seven pages a day and showed up every day prepared to take on each and every scene. We
rarely had to do a second take due to one of the cast not knowing a line.

2. Colin is singing and playing the guitar in the movie. Where and when was the first time you heard his musical talents before casting him?

It was important to us in the casting process to not only find the right actors that could bring the characters to life but to also discover the perfect actor – that could sing and play a guitar. We were sold on Colin from the first time we heard him read a scene from the Dust Storm but we hadn’t heard
him sing before. So our amazing casting director Jessica Sherman sent us over some links of him playing the guitar and singing – and we knew – we had our Brennan! We ended up recording the songs for the film in a unique recording studio in Nashville, a spot that Elvis had once recorded songs at. Colin, whose
very raw and honest in his musical sense, could’ve approached the title track (written by music supervisor Kat Meoz) in various directions, but he let the music guide him and the emotion poured through the mic. This same song is heard both acoustically and accompanied by a band in the film.

3. The soundtracks sounds absolutely amazing! Most artists are from Nashville, how important was that aspect?

The soul of the movie is the connection between the two characters of Brennan and Nora, but the heartbeat of the film is its music. Finding the perfect sound and balance was a fun task of us being able to explore and see various local musicians and groups. The film wasn’t written to be in Nashville but once we chose the city as the location it became a strong character which made it important to us to be as authentic in our musical casting as possible. Many of the artists are actually in the film as well, such as Feedback Revival, Morgan Myles, Lost Dog, Kari and Billy, Grit and Startisan to name a few.

4. What do you like the most about Nashville?

Besides the amazing food we’d have to say the – people. Filmmaking is such a collaborative process and we couldn’t have accomplished this feat without the talented and giving local crew, cast, background artists and opening hands of the city that took us in. Normally, on a lot of films, when you shoot out of town you stay in a hotel – but we (our editor, 1st AD, Costume Designer, Producer, Music Supervisor and both Anthony and Myself) decided to rent a house in East Nashville. Being surrounded by a friendly community, it made us feel like home – and there is nothing betterthan getting to spend your whole day making a movie and having a wrap drink in one of the million incredible spots with live music.

5. What’s the funniest thing that happened on set? Any bloopers you can share?

We were filming in a small cramped motel room, so we had to have video village with our directors monitors in – the bathroom. So we crammed myself and the co-director Anthony as well as the script supervisor into the bathtub to watch the intimate scene on the monitor. After I called action I wait for Colin to enter the room with flowers – but on this particular take –the door swings open for this disheveled Dude (our Assistant Director Kyler) who walks in with the flowers – gives a smug look to Nora (Kristen) and a head nod, then says “Oooops Wrong Room”… Then he walks out! We all sat in the bathtub laughing, only to find out – Colin set up the whole moment.

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Sheila / March 31st, 2016

Surrounded by burnt out cigarette butts and alcohol stains, Brennan stood on the stage of a crummy dive bar and sang his final song, “Nora”, four letters that provoked his soul and haunted his sanity. He finished the song and woke up – in Nashville. One year later, his hair and face now groomed, his clothes replaced with a cheap suit, his days of being a musician were now consumed by a regular day job and a cheesy convention for a two-bit company. Close by, on vacation in Nashville, is the enchantingly complicated Nora. Having screamed off her engagement to her overpowering boyfriend, she attempts to escape her current relationship only to find herself running into a ghost from the past: Brennan.



Sheila / February 29th, 2016

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Sheila / February 26th, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Ryan Lacen began his film career in New Mexico while a student at New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico.

He was fortunate enough to work on “Swing Vote,” “The Spirit,” “Sunshine Cleaning” and “Year One” to name a few productions.

The native New Mexican always dreamed of bringing a film back to his home state – and he is.

Lacen wrote and directed “The Dust Storm,” which will screen at the Allen Theatres Cineport 10 at 9:30 p.m. March 4.

“The entire project was fun to work on,” he says. “I’m excited to get a hometown crowd to see the film. We’ve been promoting it for some time, and my goal was to bring it to New Mexico.”

“The Dust Storm” follows Brennan, played by Colin O’Donoghue, who is visiting Nashville, Tenn.

He is a broken musician working for a soul-sucking corporation.

Everything changes when he finds himself reunited with Nora, played by Kristen Gutoskie, the girl who crushed his heart a decade prior.

Now for one weekend, a romance will be reborn and tested all while encompassing the intoxicating world of the city’s music scene.

The film also stars Chris Carmack of ABC’s “Nashville” and Jim O’Heir of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.” O’Donoghue stars in ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” and Gutoskie recently was cast in the CW’s “Containment.”

Production took place in Nashville for 12 days.

Lacen says, “It’s not country music – it’s all music – we tried to encompass every genre of their music scene,” he says. “(We) did most of our post-production in LA and returned to Las Cruces to finish editing last year.”

Lacen wrote and co-directed the film with Anthony Baldino. While he was writing, he wanted to explore how humans deal with the past.

“I wanted to see if people are still right for each other even after so much time has passed,” he says. “There’s a push and pull to this film.”

Lacen says shooting for just under two weeks was quick for a film – especially one of this size.

He credits the actors who went beyond their jobs.

“We really only had to do one take with Kristen and Colin,” he says. “They came in and smashed their takes. If it were different, we would have had to push production longer.”

Lacen filmed all of his short and student films in Albuquerque while he was in college.

He hopes to bring a production back to New Mexico one day.

“I think it’s every filmmaker’s dream to bring a production back to their hometown,” he says. “Being able to come back home and show the film will be amazing.”

Lacen says Ben La Marca served as editor of the film, and he also teaches at NMSU. Albuquerquean Ian Simon served as producer.

For more information on the film, visit theduststormfilm.com.


Naomi / February 12th, 2016

The next screening of #theduststormfilm is taking on the Southwest! Come hang out with us at the Las Cruces Film Festival!

Who is excited?!
I know I am!

Naomi / February 9th, 2016

Who Is Colin?

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Colin O’Donoghue is an Irish actor/musician. He was born in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland on January 26th, 1981. He is best known for his role as Captain Hook in Once Upon a Time and his role as Michael Kovak in the Rite.

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'Once Upon a Time' tells the story of a new world, one in which fairy tales and modern-day life collide.

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Colin as Peter
Status: Post-production
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After the loss of her family, a young woman struggles to survive in a world long-since destroyed by disease; but when a lonely traveler offers her a place in his community, she must decide if the promise of a better life is worth the risk of trusting him.
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