“The Lost Pueblo” screening at this film festival in NY

 A New Mexico film ” The Lost Pueblo” screening at this film festival in NY.

Albuquerque Film Studio

*Great Lakes Christian Film Festival*
*AUGUST 18-21, 2016*
*Buffalo, New York*
*#GLCFF2016 @GLCFF *
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*Great Lakes Christian Film Festival*

*August 18 – 21, 2016, Buffalo, New York*
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“The Lost Pueblo” Film Included in Great Lakes Christian Film Festival in Buffalo, New York

The Lost Pueblo MoviePueblo Media, LLC
Contact: Jennifer Sparks
(505) 814-8357



For Immediate Release:  August 15, 2016

“The Lost Pueblo” Film Included in Great Lakes Christian Film Festival in Buffalo, New York 

(Albuquerque)—On Saturday, August 20th at 5pm at the Bread of Life Church, located at 1638 South Park Ave in Buffalo, NY, the New Mexican film “The Lost Pueblo” will be screened as part of the 2016 Great Lakes Christian Film Festival.   The festival will feature over 100 films from around the world, representing over 10 countries and includes feature films, short films, documentaries and music videos.  The Lost Pueblo, was produced last year in New Mexico with 95% of the cast and crew employed from New Mexico. The movie was selected from over 200 films that were submitted.  Director, Tomas Sanchez, has been nominated for Best Director in the North American Films Awards Category.

Director, Tomas Sanchez, has a 25-year history in the New Mexico film industry. Sanchez is known for acting in national commercial as young kid with Michael Jordan for McDonalds. He also appeared in: Two Guns, Breaking Bad, and Killer Women.  This year he was featured in Night Shift, Long-mire, Better call Saul. Recently Sanchez was booked on Villa Capri with Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones that will start shooting in September.

The Lost Pueblo, written and produced with his son Gabriel Sanchez, was inspired by the book, “Saints of the Pueblos” by Charlie Carillo.  Sanchez produced and directed the film because he wanted to produce a movie that would have a positive story line and inspire people. Sanchez said,

“I have been a stunt man and actor in over 65 films. I got tired of New Mexicans being portrayed in stories filled with drug addiction, drug cartels, gangs and violence.  I wanted to bring the     message that hope and love conquers evil. I wanted people to regain or deepen their relationship with Our Lord Almighty.”

The Lost Pueblo recounts the story of one of the pueblos that revolted when the Spanish settlers came to New Mexico.  Set in modern day New Mexico, two best friends and co-workers Tomas and Calvin are going to survey land for a new casino.  They talk about a local legend in which forgotten Saints haunt the land in search of their churches and people. The characters encounter good and evil including a fierce battle between Saints and the Devil.  The film reveals the rich, composite tapestry of New Mexican culture and history in a story that features Catholic Saints interacting with Northern New Mexican Hispanic, Pueblo Indian, and Anglo characters.  The characters each speak in their own languages.

“Congratulations to Tomas Sanchez for this well-deserved recognition for his movie “The Lost Pueblo”, said Ann Lerner, Film Liaison for the city of Albuquerque. “The Lost Pueblo” showcases the beautiful scenery of New Mexico, and the talented work of our local film crews.”

Matthew J. Martinez, Director, Northern Pueblos Institute, stated, “Beautiful and inspiring, The Lost Pueblo embodies the complexity of New Mexico’s diverse communities interwoven by a provocative and heartening story.”

Alex Chavez, Web Centric, Inc. “This film was much more than I expected. Not only does it show off the beauty of the land of enchantment with stunning landscapes, but the film also shares our culture and storytelling traditions. I showed it to my kids ages 21 and 23, and they were surprised. They really liked it.  You will be surprised too.”

Al Goto, Major Stunt Coordinator with Brand X Action Specialist, DGA, SAG Member “I especially liked the drone shots.  The film’s special effects including the computer generated elements were extremely sophisticated and well executed.”

Sanchez has continued his commitment to produce uplifting Christian programs and recently announced that he will produce and direct a new television series entitled, “At the End of the Santa Fe Trail.”  The TV series will tell the story of Sister Blandina Segale, a nineteenth century nun who resided in New Mexico. Blandina, the Servant of God, is now being considered, through an inquiry by the Congregation for the Cause of Saints, at the Vatican for Beatification and Canonization.

The Lost Pueblo featured a New Mexican cast and crew. See cast biographies at:

http://lostpueblo.sanchezfilmsllc.com/ For more information about The Lost Pueblo visit http://www.sanchezfilmsllc.com. To see the trailer click on this Vimeo link and enter the password “pueblo”.  https://vimeo.com/178121472




2016 Official Latino Short Film Festival


Dear Tomas Sanchez ,Congratulations! Your film “The Lost Pueblo” has been pre-accepted into the 2016 Official Latino Short Film Festival. To be pre-accepted means that your film has been accepted into our festival, but has not been officially announced. Please keep your pre-selection notification confidential. The Official announcement will be made on August 14th.

Your film is eligible to win the Grand Jury Award of $2,000.00 for Best Film of the 2nd Annual Official Latino Short Film Festival amongst other awards by categories.

Looking forward to connect with you.


Mark Santana

Festival Coordinator and Technical Director of the Official Latino Short Film Festival

“The Lost Pueblo” has been accepted to the 2016 Official Latino Short Film Festival


New York here we come…

Albuquerque film studioDear Tomas Sanchez, 

#ITSOFFICIAL  “The Lost Pueblo” has been accepted to the 2016 Official Latino Short Film Festival.

Here is the link to the page that you can share with your supporters, please check it out at: http://officiallatino.com/the-lost-pueblo-by-tomas-sanchez/

This year’s Festival Screenings will take place on September 16-17 at the Poets Den Gallery and Theater in Harlem, NYC. The address is 309 E 108th St, New York, NY 10029. The festival kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month.  (Check the website for directions and times) www.officiallatino.com.

The winners of the Awards will be selected by the 5 judges with the exception of The Audience Awards, obviously selected by the Audience and the Young Trailblazer Award presented and chosen by Me.


There will be 9 Blocks of Shorts.  To see when your movie is going to play, please check the details here:  http://officiallatino.com/screenings/


Buena suerte a todos!


Danny Hastings
Founder and Festival Director
Official Latino Short Film Festival
Harlem, NYC – U.S.A.
September 16 – 18, 2016




July Shoot

July Shoot for New Commercial

Saint Hood Productions Press Release

Saint Hood Productions
Contact: Jennifer Sparks
(505) 814-8357



For Immediate Release:  July 11, 2016

Saint Hood Productions Will Announce New Television Series: “At the End of the Santa Fe Trail” 

(Albuquerque)—On Wednesday, July 13th at 11 am Saint Hood Productions, LLC., will host a press event at Saint Joseph’s Children located at 1516 5th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 to announce a new television series entitled, “At the End of the Santa Fe Trail.” The project tells the story of Sister Blandina Segale, a nineteenth century nun that resided in New Mexico, and is currently being evaluated by the Vatican for Sainthood. The production will employ 150-200 New Mexicans.  Tomas Sanchez will produce and direct the series that is anticipated to create over 1 million dollars in revenue for the State of New Mexico.

Tomas Sanchez said “This project is really the culmination of years of effort in the form of tax rebates and other special incentives by the New Mexico Film Office to create a world-class cadre of film professionals that live and work here. What makes this project so unique is that this is a New Mexican story, funded out of New Mexico, which will employ a 98% New Mexican cast and crew.  I am honored to tell Sister Blandina’s story.  This task requires lots of attention to history and demands that we hire the best New Mexican cast and crew to execute some very technically challenging film sequences. While this is a true story of an amazing nun who changed the history of the Southwest, it is also a fast-paced Western that will keep the audience on the edge of their seats.”

       Allen Sanchez, title, “On June 29, 2014 the Most Reverend Michael J. Sheehan, who was at that time Archbishop of Santa Fe, posted a decree on the doors of the Basilica Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, officially opening the Cause of the Beatification and Canonization of Sister Blandina Segale. For the first time in 400 years of Catholicism here in New Mexico, the Vatican has given permission to consider Sister Blandina Segale for Sainthood.  This television series, which is adapted from her diaries, will tell the true story of her astonishing bravery, generosity and selflessness.  We are excited to consult on this project.  Sister Blandina’s abiding faith and her Christ like belief in the essential goodness of mankind is an inspiration for all people, not just Catholics. It’s a story that could only be unearthed in New Mexico. Where else could one imagine a nun that stares down the barrel of a gun on a stagecoach being hijacked by Billy the Kid?”

Ann Lerner, Film Liaison for the City of Albuquerque Film Office, “Over the years, in Albuquerque, we have been fortunate to host many large-scale film productions.  However, all of those productions were funded from out of State.  So once filming ended, so did the revenue for New Mexico. It is so exciting to see that our film community has reached a level where New Mexicans can reap the full benefits of film production from beginning to end.  New Mexicans can invest in film, generate jobs while the film is in production and continue to create revenue that stays in the State when the film or TV program is distributed.  It is that last piece of revenue that typically goes elsewhere.”

Casey Thompson, Program Director at EWTN said, “At the Catholic Channel we saw this program and we knew right away that this story had to be shared.  Sister Blandina Segale stood for the fair treatment of Hispanic and Native American people by initiating education for the poor.  She undertakes the task of building a new schoolhouse, known as St. Joseph Academy, without the cash to pay for it.  She put her own life at risk many times and her story is captivating because like all the best stories in the bible, she reveals to us that with faith, truly anything is possible.”

Saint Hood Productions, Executive Producer Mark Stenig and Sanchez Films, LLC, obtained the rights to the book from the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. Principal filming is scheduled to begin in October. The company is in pre-production now. Legendary film director, Robert Young is a creative consultant on the project. Mr. Young is best known for his directorial credits on The Eskimo: Fight for Life (1970) and Alambrista, winner of the Camera D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival (1977), the Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982) Navajo Girl, and Saving Grace (1986).  Nick and Zach Young, co-founders of Machine Eyes are the visual effects and post-editors on the film.  For more information about Saint Hood Productions visit: insert website address.


The Lost Pueblo Center for Fine Arts Auditorium Northern New Mexico College

Albuquerque film studio

The Lost Pueblo


Thursday, April 21, 2016


Center for Fine Arts Auditorium

Northern New Mexico College

The Lost Pueblo (2016) is written and produced by native New Mexicans’ Tomas and Gabriel Sanchez. The father son team wanted to bring the message that hope conquers all evil to the silver screen. The Lost Pueblo (30 min) is filmed in the Chama region and the San Lorenzo Canyon near Socorro and features a cast of talented actors. Film Director Tomas Sanchez will be in attendance as well as actors David Midthunder, Lauren Maestas Greyhawk, and Alma Sisneros. Free & Open to the Public.

Sponsored by Northern New Mexico College’s Student Activities Office and the American Indian Center.

For more, please contact the American Indian Center at 505.747.5458