Scripts/Books to Movies Winning Finalist !

Rudy J. Miera’s stage play -“Adelita Sanchez – Harvey Girl” is a Finalist in the Latino Literacy Now program designed to facilitate the production of more movies and television shows by and about Latinos. Veteran actor Edward James Olmos, the Latino Literacy Now Board Chair, made the announcement at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre Complex in Hollywood. Along with the works by the four other Drama category Finalists, Rudy’s script will be presented to top Television Networks and Film Production companies for production consideration.


Edward James Olmos, at the announcement for the Winners (at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre) for the Books to Films program (press here) Olmos(Anuncio)



Novel Nominated “Best” in 2 categories :

2017 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards Finalists

Friend of New Mexico Books: Jill Lane, Executive Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Museum Foundation and author

New Mexico Literary Award: Art & Janet Brennan, Casa de Snapdragon and authors

Rudy Miera

The Fall and Rise of Champagne Sanchez

Floricanto Press

Finalist in 2 categories :

First Book NM                 and               Fiction – other

Sponsors, 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards

Aakenbaaken & Kent Publishers, Joann Bodin, Sue Boggio & Mare Pearl, Book & Table, Valdosta, Georgia, Ruthe Francis, Nasario & Jan Garcia, Patricia Hodapp, Lani & David Kyea, Diane Layden, New Mexico Book Co-op, Santa Fe Public Library, Story Monsters LLC, Tinkertown Museum, Vicky Ramakka, Paul & Barbe Rhetts, SOMOS, Southwest Writers, Mary Kay Stein, Sunbelt Editions, Maida Tilchen, Jean & Ross Van Dusen, Jeanie Williams & PenPower, Wordharvest, Patricia Smith Wood, Dr. & Mrs. John Zeigler

Winners will be announced at the Book Awards banquet which will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017
at Tanoan Country Club in Albuquerque. Reservations for the banquet can be made on the website.




Novel on the “Hot New Hispanic Fiction” list – “The Fall and Rise of Champagne Sanchez” peaked at #14 on the “New Releases” list.


Film Awards :


“Mikailwitl” was screened in Tupelo, Mississippi,  ( hometown of Elvis Presley ) in 2010 as an official selection of the Tupelo Film Festival. “Mikailwitl” was also featured at the XicanIndie Film Fest XV in Denver, Colorado in April, 2013.

The XicanIndie Film Fest is an annual four day festival that showcases the best in Chicano independent film as well as featured Latino World Cinema.









“Mikailwitl” was a Winner of the Best Film in the ‘Wildcard’ Category of the New Mexico Filmmaker’s Showcase, Fall, 2012 and toured the state and was broadcast in a variety of cities.







“Shakespeare’s Women”, Episode #6 in the ‘Drive-By Shakespeare‘ series was the Winner of the Best Film in the ‘Wildcard’ Category’ for the New Mexico Filmmaker’s Showcase in 2011. Along with the other winning films, “Shakespeare’s Women” toured the state and was broadcast in a variety of cities.














Screenings :                  Film

“Mikailwitl”                                           XicanIndie Film Fest  Denver, Colorado                                                               2013

“Mikailwitl”                                            Community Films (Tortuga Art Gallery) Albuq., N.M.                                       2013

“Mikailwitl”                                            N.M.Filmmakers Showcase (GuildCinema)      ”                                                  2012

“The Conversation”                              LOL Friends of Film Fest  (UNM Continuing Ed.))   ”                                         2010

“Drive-by Shakespeare #6″                 N.M. Filmmakers’s Showcase (Guild Cinema)          ”                                          2011

“CURANDERAS: Folk Healers”                   ”                        ”                    ”                         ”                                                 2008

“Ehecatl Presents Mikhaiwitl”             Local Shorts Film Festival                        Albuq., New Mexico                           2008

“Mikailwitl”                                            Santa Fe Film Festival                                Santa Fe, N.M.                                    2007

“CURANDERA” :Maclovia Zamora”  N.M. Film Expo  (N.M. Film Museum)         ”             ”                                           ”

“Shape Note Singers”                                 ”      ”      ”   (CinemaCafé)                           ”             ”                                          2006

“Shape Note Singing”                            Magnolia Independent Film Festival       Starkville, Mississippi                       2006

“CURANDERA : Maclovia Zamora”    Local Shorts Film Festival                       Albuq., New Mexico                            2005

“Shape Note Singing”                             Local Shorts Film Festival                           ”                ”                                        2006

“CURANDERA: Elena Avila”                N.M. Film Expo (CinemaCafé)                Santa Fe, N.M.                                      2006

“La Plazita”                                                      ”           ”                 ”                                  ”             ”                                              ”

“Shape Note Singers”                             Gallup Independent Film Festival          Gallup, N.M.                                         2006

“The Final Return of Rex O’Reilly”      Local Shorts Film Festival                       Albuq., New Mexico                           2006

“The O’Keefe Case”                                 Santa Fe Film Festival                              Santa Fe, N.M.                                     2004

“The O’Keefe Case”                                 Local Shorts Film Festival                       Albuq., New Mexico                            2004