Barbara Odell Santa Fe NM Production Assistant

Film Industry Experience:


Set photographer and EPK video for indie productions filmed in NM. Experience with live theatre productions also.

Film Industry and Production Photography Experience

  • Set Photographer/EPK Video, "Overturned Bucket" Screenwriter/Director, Catherine Fridey (ABQ/Corrales) - February 2018
  • Set Photographer, Ana's Story/NM Dream Center Promo (ABQ) - January 2018
  • Event Photographer, Mayor's Ball (Santa Fe) - November 2017
  • Event Photographer, Return to Rainy Mountain premiere, SFIFF - October 2017
  • Event Photographer, Santa Fe Showhouse - October 2017
  • Producer/Writer/Director, "Common Brown Dogs", for the Santa Fe Animal Shelter - October 2017
  • Set Photographer, Murder at Malfoy Mansion, Spoken For promo - August 2017
  • Director of Photography, Executive Producer, "Strange Grace", Jen McKinley, Director/Screenwriter - July 2017
  • Set Photographer, NMWIF PSA for the Tewa Women - June 2017
  • Set Photographer /Mentor, Associate Producer, "Bottled Up", New Mexico Girls Make Movies, Jocelyn Jansons, Producer/Director Mentor; Sara Casaus, Screenwriter/Director Mentee - June 2017
  • Set Photographer, "OM+ME", Enedina Pictures, Catharine Pilafas, Director - June 2017
  • Photographer Coordinator, Santa Fe Film Festival, Dec 7-11, 2016, Steve Howard, Festival Director; Rich Henrich, Creative Director.
  • Executive Producer, "Two Shadows Past" Two Shadows Past LLC, Bunee Tomlinson, Director - 2015/2016
  • Set Photographer, "Night of the Living Dead: from the Basement", Duke City Repertory Theatre - October 2016
  • Set Photographer, "Seagull", Catharine Pilafas, Director of Two Cats Productions - August 2016
  • Props, PA, Set Photographer, "Pinky Promise", Catharine Pilafas, named Best Director at Different Voices, Different Faces Film Festival (June 2016), Elizabeth Maudlin, winner Best NM Film Screenplay at ABQ Latino Film Festival (Sept 2016) - April 2016
  • Set Photographer, "Almost Adults" live theatre, Aaron Leventman and Catherine Owens, producers - August to September 2015
  • Script Supervisor, Production Assistant, Background, TelePrompTer Operator, Stand in, Set Photographer-
    "The Checklist" a web series being produced by Landshark Digital LLC in Santa Fe NM. (Michael Becker, Producer/Director; Duncan North, Writer - - Jan 2015 to August 2015.
  • Production Assistant, Set Dec, EPK - Feb 2015
    "The Redeemers" an original story by Mukul Gadde. Produced by Transcending Films LLC in ABQ, NM (Mukul Gadde, Rich Henrich, Steven Howard)
  • Production Assistant, Wardrobe Assistant, Associate Producer - Nov 2014
    “Material Things” a science fiction short film shot in Vaughn and Albuquerque NM. Two day shoot. Wayward Traveler Entertainment LLC of ABQ, NM (Loren Story, Director/Producer, David Webb, Producer)
  • Assistant Director - Oct 2014
    “Lift” a student short written one week and shot the next. As a student at SFCC (Santa Fe NM) this was our class project. We had two hours to shoot a two minute short.
  • Intern - Fall 2014 to Spring 2015
    Return to Rainy Mountain. Reporting to Sheila Seclearr, Coproducer, ongoing research and editing of blog and Indiegogo campaign for a film with and about author N. Scott Momaday, by his daughter, Jill Momaday Gray.
  • Intern - Fall 2014
    New Mexico Film Office. Reporting to Rochelle Bussey, Sr. Manager of Operations and Workforce Development Programs, did clerical work relating to FCAP program.
  • Intern - Fall 2014
    Santa Fe Studios. Reporting to Emmanuelle John, Adm. Asst., got overview of studio workings and observed filming of current production.


  • Producer 101 with Reinhard Lorenz (owner First Eye Films and UNM instructor) Fall 2017
  • Location Sound (private tutoring) with Alex Raguini (member IATSE 480 & CNM instructor) Summer/Fall 2017
  • Editorial Morning hosted by NM Post Alliance with the editorial staff of "The Ridiculous Six", Adam Sandler's latest movie filming in NM - March 28, 2015
  • Documentary Story Telling with Jilann Spitzmiller of DocuMentors & Philomath Films - March 17, 2015
  • Santa Fe Community College - Fall 2014 Film Crew 1 & Lab
  • IATSE Local 480 Safety Training Program - General Safety Training for the Film Industry -
    Sept 6, 2014, Jeff Biedenbach, Course Director
  • Penn State Brandywine - 2000 - Certificate in Website Design
  • Central Connecticut State College - 1980 - BA in English/Writing


Decades of customer service experience and small business ownership allow me to interact, take direction, and complete assignments with efficiency, accuracy, and with pleasure. Experience with multi-tasking, management, and teamwork. Come with maturity and ready to work.

Related Volunteer Positions

  • Still photographer and Video - Oct 2017 to present - Assistance Dogs of the West - volunteer training videos, promo images, Britte Holman (contact)
  • Documentary Still/Video Photographer - Summer 2017 to present- Cornerstone Community Partnerships, Jake Barrow (contact).
  • Documentary Still Photographer - July 2017 - Reel Fathers, Deborah Boldt (contact).
  • Video promos for adoptable animals - December 2016 to present - Santa Fe Animal Shelter, Murad Kirdar (contact)
  • NM Filmmakers Showcase - Jan 2015 - assisted NM Film Office's Rochelle Bussey with set up, seating of filmmakers, handing out of the awards, Rochelle Bussey (contact).
  • Albuquerque Film Festival - Jan 2015 - Welcome Desk, sold tickets, greeted filmmakers, answered questions, Steve Howard (contact).



  • New Mexico Women in Film - 2015 to present


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