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THE INCREDIBLE FILMMAKING WORKBOOK

THE INCREDIBLE FILMMAKING WORKBOOK is designed primarily for students and beginning filmmakers who are interested in creating a film from start to finish in a straightforward and organized way.

 
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THE SPANISH ROOM - DVD

THE SPANISH ROOM is a documentary feature starring Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company, based out of the National Institute of Flamenco in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. 
 
Writer-Director Christopher Michael Roybal focuses primarily on the extensive time and effort that goes into producing one of Yjastros' amazing shows, while also profiling the many dedicated local people who give so much of their lives to improve their communities through flamenco. 
 
The film interweaves interviews, rehearsal footage, and live concert performances in order to provide a uniquely thorough examination of the world-class flamenco produced by the National Institute of Flamenco and their premiere professional ensemble, Yjastros.  
 
DVD includes Spanish subtitles and special Introduction from Christopher Michael Roybal. 
 
THE SPANISH ROOM is unrated. It contains material suitable for all ages. Running time: 107 minutes.

 
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DESCANSOS REDUX - DVD

DESCANSOS consists of a series of vignettes about love, loss and death, and the many steps we take in between. This dramatic feature from Writer-Director Christopher Michael Roybal also revolves around why people make the Lenten pilgrimage every year to the sacred church in norther New Mexico known as El Santuario de Chimayo and what the many roadside shrines known as "descansos" actually stand for.

DESCANSOS REDUX has been reimagined and remastered, and numerous modifications have been made to the original film, including:

+ The film has been shortened by 20 minutes to a total run time of 120 minutes.
+ Aspect Ratio has been transformed from Widescreen (1.85:1) to Scope (2.35:1).
+ The film has been drastically color graded to provide more vibrant visuals.
+ The film now employs Roybal's trademark split-screen technique throughout.

DVD contains special Welcome Featurette from Christopher Michael Roybal about the history of El Santuario de Chimayo and the origins of descansos. 

DESCANSOS REDUX is unrated. It contains some adult language and situations. Running time: 120 minutes.

 
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DESCANSOS - DVD

A series of vignettes about love, loss and death and the many steps we take in between. The story spans all the way across northern New Mexico, from Albuquerque to Taos and finally ending in the small village of Chimayo and at its sacred church, El Santuario. DESCANSOS revolves around why people make the Lenten pilgrimage every year to El Santuario and what the many roadside shrines known as descansos actually stand for. 

DVD contains special Welcome Featurette from Christopher Michael Roybal about the history of El Santuario de Chimayo and the origins of descansos.

DESCANSOS is unrated; It contains some adult language and situations. Running time: 140 minutes.

 
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DESCANSOS - Soundtrack cd

The official soundtrack from the motion picture DESCANSOS, an Incredible Film from Christopher Michael Roybal. 
 
Tracks: 
 
1. Alive and Dying - Nathan Fox-Helser
2. Hope Manifesto - Nathan Fox-Helser
3. Mercy Me - Michael Hargan
4. Icard - Nathan Fox-Helser
5. Morgan - Nathan Fox-Helser
6. Hidden Sister - Nathan Fox-Helser
7. Two Continents - Edward Bell
8. Shifting - Nathan Fox-Helser
9. Holy Souls - Nathan Fox-Helser
10. Sweet Dreams - Steven Padin
11. Eighteen - Nathan Fox-Helser
12. Hope - Nathan Fox-Helser
13. Everynight - Nathan Fox-Helser
14. She's Lookin On - Red Dog Alley
15. Stay - Michael Gleckler

 
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LETTERS TO OUR DAUGHTERS - DVD

LETTERS TO OUR DAUGHTERS features mothers speaking to their daughters about what it is like being a woman in today‚Äôs world and why it is important to support and invest in other women. 
 
In this feature-length documentary-drama, New Mexican women read heartfelt letters to their daughters in which they impart healthy doses of wisdom, peace, faith, hope and love to future generations of women. Accompanying the letters and inspired by their content is a colorfully rich array of materials such as poetry, song, dance and fictional narratives, all designed to reinforce the belief that investing in women and girls is paramount to the well-being of the world.

DVD contains special Welcome Featurette from Christopher Michael Roybal.
 
LETTERS TO OUR DAUGHTERS is unrated. It contains material suitable for all ages. Running time: 75 minutes.