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Santa Fe Studios presents a special screening of 'ACT OF VALOR' with director Scott Waugh


Act Of Valor

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival (Santa Fe IFF) in partnership with Santa Fe Studios presents a special screening of ACT OF VALOR with director SCOTT WAUGH (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, We Were Soldiers, Last of the Mohicans) on Friday 19 October.  WAUGH, Co-Founder of Bandito Brothers, an independent creation studio with his business partner Mike McCoy in 2006, has been a producer, director, editor, cameraman and stuntman in the business of film. In January 2012, Variety named him one of the top 10 directors to watch in film. WAUGH is set to direct Need For Speed, the DreamWorks adaptation of the EA video game.

WAUGH, as a commercial director, showcases human stories within incredible action. Act of Valor, directed by Mike McCoy and SCOTT WAUGH, and written by Kurt Johnstad, is one of the top independent films made in this genre. It stars Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sánchez, Nestor Serrano, Emilio Rivera, and active duty U.S. Navy SEALs and U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant Crewmen.  Act of Valor stormed to the top of the 2012 box office charts in the US. Relativity Media's president of worldwide distribution, Kyle Davies, said: “How often can you repeat the same heroes that are big stars pretending to be heroes? I think moviegoers are ready for a new, fresh experience.”

WAUGH will attend the screening of Act of Valor and conduct a Q&A session following the screening at the Warehouse 21 Theater in Santa Fe, NM on Friday, October 19 @ 7:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or Festival and Day passes can be purchased at the Lensic box office in downtown Santa Fe or at  

On Saturday, October 20th, WAUGH will be a panelist at the Santa Fe IFF Filmmakers Brunch. The focus of the Filmmakers Brunch program is the advancement of filmmaking in New Mexico and highlighting both capital and human assets available, including opportunities on the horizon. The Santa Fe IFF Filmmakers Brunch is hosted by Hotel Santa Fe and sponsored by Garson Studios, IATSE Local 480 and the Livingry Foundation.

Mark Walter, Vice President of Operations at Santa Fe Studios, said: “Santa Fe Studios is proud to promote filmmaking in New Mexico. Hosting Scott Waugh during the 2012 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is an opportunity to continue building community and local film industry relationships with major international filmmakers.”  



About the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival begins this week on Wednesday, October 17th through Sunday, October 21st.  All Festival passes and Day passes can be purchased through the Lensic box office in downtown Santa Fe or at The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will feature 80 films over 5 days and nights, host 20 filmmaker forums/workshops, Awards Ceremonies, VIP Events, Red Carpet Event, Filmmakers Brunch and 6 After-parties at the hottest venues in Santa Fe. The full schedule can be seen at

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival was founded in 2008 by local filmmakers to bring the best of independent film to Santa Fe. 2012 marks the fourth year of Santa IFF’s all-volunteer organization, offering a growing festival for independent film, filmmakers and film lovers. Santa Fe IFF is dedicated to the economic development of our city and New Mexico film. Santa Fe IFF is committed to attracting a growing number of people who make and love films from all over the world to join this year's Fest to enjoy independent films and the unique charm of Santa Fe. The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival continues its mission in exhibiting the best of independent film to diverse audiences, creating educational opportunities, and building community partnerships.


About Santa Fe Studios

Santa Fe Studios is a world-class film and television studio facility in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is the world's first 'green' film-studio complex. Santa Fe Studios: by filmmakers, for filmmakers.


About the New Mexico Film & Media Industry

New Mexico is widely regarded as Hollywood’s third home. With one of the best and most stable incentive programs in the world, the largest US crew base outside of LA and New York, and over 300 days of sunshine a year, New Mexico has hosted hundreds of major productions over the past decade. Shows such as the history-making blockbuster, The Avengers, Disney’s contemporary re-telling of The Lone Ranger that is due to hit cinemas Summer 2013, television hits including Breaking Bad and Vegas, as well as Oscar-winners such as No Country For Old Men and Crazy Heart.


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