Archive for the Film or media Category

An open letter to Carlos Cisneros

Posted in Film or media, Uncategorized on February 10, 2008 by elcrepusculotaos

Dear Relatives, Friends and Lovers of NM History and Culture:

I wish to request your help in “moving the action” for the film documentary about Padre Martinez (1793-1867).

Attached is a PRESS RELEASE about a film documentary that both Senator Carlos Cisneros and Representative Roberto “Bobby” Gonzales have proposed to each House of the NM legislature. It will provide funding for a film documentary on Padre Martinez tentatively entitled THE DAWNING OF LIBERTY. Voting will take place soon. For more information on me, and the film project, please check

Paul Espinosa of Espinosa Productions , has done preliminary work on the film, but much more is needed for a high quality production.

I would appreciate it very much if you would please write a letter (email) to Senator Cisneros as soon as possible with a copy to Representative Roberto “Bobby” Gonzles. Thank them both, and let them know that you support what they are doing, and that you are interested in the progress of this project.

Sincerely yours,
Fr. Juan
Rev. Juan Romero, Vice President
La Fundación Presbítero Don Antonio José Martínez

P.S. Here is a DRAFT that you may edit in any way to suit you.


Dear Senator Cisneros:

I wish to advise you of my support and gratitude to you and Representative Gonzales for proposing funding for the Padre Martinez film documentary through your respective bills (SB 266 and HB 370). I am convinced the film will greatly help every child and many adults in NM and beyond more deeply appreciate the history and culture of our Land of Enchantment.

Yours truly,




Posted in Film or media on January 13, 2008 by elcrepusculotaos

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PADRE MARTINEZ is a new film documentary being produced by ESPINOSA PRODUCTIONS. Paul Espinosa is an award-winning independent filmmaker who uses the power of media to tell stories about unsung heroes whose lives inspire us. Two of his works widely viewed on PBS-TV include THE BORDER, a two-hour news magazine about contemporary life along the border, and also THE U.S.-MEXICAN WAR: 1846-1848.  Espinosa Productions has applied to various funding sources for grants to finance the documentary, but the main source for funding the project will be from private individuals like us.  WE NEED YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO MAKE THIS FILM!  FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO CONTRIBUTE  GO TO: