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Musician/Filmmaker/Actor/Contractor/Water Conservationist/Renaissance Man

Who I am and why I'm here!

I was born and raised on the Big Island in Hawaii, attended High School in Crawford Texas, and have been living in Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1995. I am a filmmaker, musician, an actor, producer and pretty much a Jack of all Trades. I love the arts and am really jazzed to be doing what I am doing!

This is actually a long time coming for me. I have envisioned The Root 66 since around 2000 and am extremely excited to be watching my dreams come to fruition. Please take advantage of the networking opportunities available here. I envision a site that helps artists of all types, musicians, filmmakers, photographers, etc., to network together and create more vibrant and inspiring art of all genres.

Additionally I work in sustainability and am participating in the push toward a greener tomorrow. One of my focuses is Rain Water Harvesting. This is just one of the many ways that we can all try to do things in a manner more in harmony with the earth, instead of attempting to conform her to our will. Anyone interested in learning more should drop me a line and I will gladly step onto my soapbox.

Below is a bit of my experience that has led me to this point in my life. Hope you enjoy and while you are here, don't forget to "Get your kicks on THE ROOT 66!"

The Root 66, April 2008 to Present, Owner/Creator/Producer/Publisher

Gorilla Design, Spetember 2011 to Present, Partner/Director of Digital and Social Media
Root Brothers Landscape and Design, December 2006 to December 2009, Owner
50 to 1 (Feature Film based on the story of Mine That Bird, the horse from Roswell, New Mexico that won the 2009 Kentucky Derby as a 50/1 long shot.): Mine That Bird the Movie, LLC, Partner/"Initiating Producer", currently in post production. (I was also a "Featured Extra")

New Mexico Media Makers (Television Show): uPublic, December 2013 to February 2013, Director

The Sheppard's Voice- Redemption Half Hour (Television Show): The Sheppard's Voice, October 2012 to Present, Technical Director

New Mexico Santera (Television Show): Videotero, October 2012 to Present, Technical Director

48 Hour Music Video Project (Music Video Competition): 48 Hour Film Project, October 2012, Coordinating Sponsor

Withdrawn (48 Hour Film Project Entry): Austiquerque, August 2012, Producer/Unit Production Manager (Winner "Best Cinematography.")

Baking Bad (48 Hour Film Project Entry): PH8 Productions, July 2012, Producer/Unit Production Manager

The Lone Ranger (Feature Film): Silver Bullet Productions, April 2012 to August 2012, Photo Double/Background Extra

Longmire (Television Episode): Warner Harizion Television, April 2012, Background Extra

Jackie (Feature Film): Eyeworks Film & TV Drama, December 2011, Background Extra

48 Hour Music Video Project (Music Video Competition): 48 Hour Film Project, September 2011, Coordinating Sponsor

The Boys of Abu Grahib (Feaure Film): Rebel One Pictures, August 2011, Set Electric/Lamp Op

Avengers (Feature Film): Marvel, May 2011 to July 2011, Set Electric/Lamp Op

In Plain Sight- Something A-mish (Television Episode): Pirate's Cove Entertainment, March 2011, Featured Extra

Scoundrels (Television Episode): Old Friends Productions, June 2010, Background Extra
Financing Your Film (Film panel comprised of leading industry experts advising on the production pitfalls from Development to Distribution.): The Root 66, April 2010 to January 2011, Producer

The Root 66 LIVE! (Live Music Television Program- 4 Episodes): The Root 66, November 2009, Producer/Gaffer
The Root 66 LIVE! (Live Music Television Program- 4 Episodes): The Root 66, July 2009, Producer/Gaffer
The Gorgeous Vengeance League in The Jupiter Bar (48 Hour Film Project):
Albuquerque Motion Pictures, July 2009, Gaffer/Key Grip
Jordan (Feature Film): Culpepper-Williams, August 2008, Key Grip
Green Globe Festival: Festival supporting Alternative Energy and Resource Conservation August 16, 2008, Creator/Director
Preschool’s A Bitch: Duke City Shootout, July 2008, Set Electric/Company Grip
Man VS. Cartoon (Television Shoot): Pilgrim Films, May 14-15, 2008, 2nd Assistant Camera
Rhymes N Times (Children’s Educational Video): Rhymes N Times  April 2008, Gaffer
United States Cyber Command Documentary: Albuquerque Motion Pictures March 2008, 1st Assistant Camera
New Mexico Workforce Connection Industrial: Albuquerque Motion Pictures
March 2008, 1st Assistant Camera 

Cross Winds Commercial (Commercial Shoot): The Root 66, April, 2005
Producer/Writer/AD/Casting/Locations and just about all below the line duties.
The Panavision 6 Tour of New Mexico: Flicks on 66, July 2004, 1st Assistant Camera
Break Out: Duke City Shoot Out, June 2004, Grip/Extra
Transmission Magazine (Music Magazine), November 2002 to January 2004
Sales Manager/Event Coordinator
New Mexico Showcase (Band Competition), October 24-31, 2003 (Annual Event)
NM Brewfest (Music Festival), January 2002- March 2005, (Bi-Monthly Event)
Dave's Mobile Productions (Concert Production Company), July 1997 to October 2000 Assistant Stage Manager/Local Crew

University Of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, January 1997- May 2001
Dual Major: Bio-Chemistry/Sign Language Interpretation
 Camera Assistant I Class, TVI (now CNM), Fall 2003, Instructor: John Grace
Crawford ISD, Crawford, TX, August 1984- May 1987

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Mine That Bird Graphic Novel and "Be a Jockey for a Day!" contest!

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 4:12pm 0 Comments




Check it out people!  There is a Children's Graphic Novel based on the life of 2009 Kentucky Derby WINNER, Mine That Bird! The little horse that could!!!  And not only can you get a peek into the life of a Champion Racehorse, YOU GET THE CHANCE TO MEET…


48 Hour Music Video Project Launch

Posted on September 22, 2011 at 8:24am 0 Comments

New Music Video Film Contest Comes to Albuquerque

Filmmakers and Bands Pair up on Friday, Sept. 23 to Make Videos


Albuquerque, NM.   The 48 Hour Film Project, the world’s largest timed filmmaking competition, headquartered in Albuquerque and…


Writer/Filmmaker Opportunity!

Posted on April 12, 2011 at 12:51pm 0 Comments

Attention Filmmakers! Time is running out to get your short Sci-Fi scripts in for the 1st Annual Roswell International Sci-Fi Film Festival! Got to get them in by the end of April!! Log on to and check things out!!!

New Face Book Page...

Posted on April 10, 2011 at 11:46am 0 Comments

The Root 66 now has an Official FaceBook Page!  Come and like us at and share us with all your friends! 


Watch for news about our upcoming changes and release of some new treats for everyone...

181 Federal Tax Code

Posted on December 17, 2010 at 12:10pm 0 Comments

ATTENTION FILMMAKERS!  The Federal 181 Film Tax Credit HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY EXTENDED for two(2) years!!!  For those of you that do not know what this is, you need to talk to your entertainment attorney as soon as possible as this is a BIG DEAL as far as film funding is concerned!

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At 6:15pm on May 6, 2011, Jim Franklin JFKLN said…
It's not only blue but red and the colored type makes it hard to read, white is best with black background. Is this colour sceme what is shown on all the pages or is it showing just on mine?
At 5:24pm on May 6, 2011, Jim Franklin JFKLN said…
It is hard to read the blue type against the black page and on a cell phone screen is near impossible. Jim franklin
At 11:28am on April 8, 2010, Black Market Goods said…
Hey it looks like the BMG crowd is popping up on here. Good to meet you, does this extend all the way from Chicago to LA? I like the site alot!
At 7:19pm on March 7, 2010, Lloyd Thrap said…
Nick I found your The Root 66... Now What?
At 2:38pm on February 17, 2010, Rodney Branigan said…
Hey Nick,
Great site man!
At 12:09am on October 31, 2009, Mariposa said…
My flitting any flying has found me still in love with the mountains the air and in anticipation of once again finding the ocean but in blissful surroundings while I await the homecoming :) The Root of my existence in this place the 66 is the music my friend, the music :)
At 4:33pm on July 20, 2009, Poema said…
Nick, THANK YOU for the awesome experience Saturday!!!!
You have a very strong group of talented people at Root 66. WOW!
At 1:17pm on June 22, 2009, Sarah McCollum said…
Hi Nick,
Thanks for waiting for my resume! I'm sorry it's late to you. My schedule had unexpected cascading deadlines all together, and now there's the moment I've been wanting - to become a member of The Root 66 and get the resume to you.
I expect you'll want the pdf of it. Please & thanks send me an email address I can attach the pdf to.
Sarah McCollum
At 5:50pm on June 11, 2009, Delmone Taylor said…
YEAH MAN! i told you i was gonna get things rolling on here for you... you just caught me at a bad time. we're in the middle of promoting this new album, just busy busy busy. once i'm finished getting my personal page up, i'll get LA JUNTA and LAW OF ATTRACTION going also. sorry for the delay, but thanks again!!
At 10:30am on May 8, 2009, AllenB said…
I got something posted on my page, and a link to another, take a look.

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