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




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…


Added by Nicholas D. Ward on November 3, 2011 at 4:12pm — No Comments

48 Hour Music Video Project Launch

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…


Added by Nicholas D. Ward on September 22, 2011 at 8:24am — No Comments

Writer/Filmmaker Opportunity!

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!!!

Added by Nicholas D. Ward on April 12, 2011 at 12:51pm — No Comments

New Face Book Page...

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...

Added by Nicholas D. Ward on April 10, 2011 at 11:46am — No Comments

181 Federal Tax Code

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!

Added by Nicholas D. Ward on December 17, 2010 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Now providing custom prop work and art for the film and television industries!

The Root 66 has teamed up with Niles Mahlman and the folks from Studio Broadway to provide custom props and art work for the film and television industries. Glass, metal, ceramics, wood, 2-D, 3-D, whatever your needs we can provide for you. Please contact Nick Ward at to arrange a studio tour or to talk projects.

Added by Nicholas D. Ward on November 29, 2010 at 11:23am — No Comments

Announcing: Mine That Bird the Movie!

So here is a little piece about a movie that I am producing. Having some fun with this one folks...

ALBUQUERQUE – November 6, 2010 - At the Breeders' Cup, it was announced a theatrical motion picture will be made about MINE THAT BIRD, and his extraordinary journey and triumph at the 2009 Kentucky

Derby. The director will be Jim Wilson, Academy Award Winning Producer

of DANCES WITH WOLVES and many other films including, THE BODYGUARD,



Added by Nicholas D. Ward on November 22, 2010 at 2:18pm — No Comments


Legislators need to hear not only from us but from the vendors we use

in the community that the film business is valuable to them. We need to

emphasize not only the good we have done for the State but the good we

plan to do in the future especially for our high school and college

graduates. Having your local politicians contact the legislators really

helps. Down south while you need to talk to everyone may I strongly

suggest you put an emphasis on Senator Fishman –… Continue

Added by Nicholas D. Ward on February 16, 2010 at 6:48pm — 2 Comments

And yet again...

For the second time this year I am having to attend the funeral of a grandparent. We lost my Tama in January and now my father's father, Joe L. Ward Jr. has passed on. I know that at my age MOST people have lost most if not all of their grandparents. I also know that I am VERY LUCKY to have had them in my life for as long as I have, but that does not make things any easier. Grandfather was an AMAZING man and will be sorely missed. I LOVE YOU GRANDFATHER!

Added by Nicholas D. Ward on October 31, 2009 at 8:41am — 1 Comment

The Day the Music Died...

Today we loose a giant. A man that has been instrumental in the forwarding of the music industry has left us. Let us all member and give thanks for the life of Les Paul.

Added by Nicholas D. Ward on August 13, 2009 at 11:53am — 3 Comments

What's best with Water...

Tomorrow, Saturday, 25 April, I am assisting with a rain harvesting presentation for the city of Albuquerque's Earth Day Celebration at the Albuquerque Bio Park. The presentation is FREE to the public and will be held at 11am in the Bio Park Education Building, located between the main entrances of the Albuquerque Bio Park and the Albuquerque Aquarium. Come learn how rain harvesting can beneficially impact our community.

Added by Nicholas D. Ward on April 24, 2009 at 10:48am — No Comments


Echos of silence resounding within, filling my mind with their screams once again. Fading to empty and pulling me down, slashing my soul with the edge of a frown, leave me here bleeding want no one around.

Words turn to whispers, pictures to pain, feeding my fears on the blood in my veins. Slowly the echos becoming a phrase, still I can't seem to get out of this haze. Lost with the lonely I've nothing to praise.

Echos of silence now loosing their call, turning to shadows… Continue

Added by Nicholas D. Ward on February 25, 2009 at 8:18pm — No Comments


What is the answer you fear to find? Where do you want to go? Do you have pictures out of your dreams, and are they ALIVE do you know? Can you move onward into today, or are you lost in your past? Will you choose just as you've chosen before, or will you be guided at last...

Into the light that darkens your eyes,

or into the truth that hides only lies,

or into the hole in your heart that you hide,


Into me!

What is the world love, in which we live?… Continue

Added by Nicholas D. Ward on February 25, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments


In early eve, when light it fades and shadows then grow long, my mind it wanders toward the grave and what may lie beyond. Is there within a sacred place, Paradise by name? And in this place, who's to say how long we shall remain? If this place it does exist I would it bright and fair, for if it's not than Paradise is ringed with dark despair. It could be without conscious thought or at least by our minds, an empty void, a lonesome place daunted not by time. So say I in closing breath, in my… Continue

Added by Nicholas D. Ward on February 20, 2009 at 6:46pm — 1 Comment

Hoping things DON'T come in threes...

While in Austin attending my grandmother's funeral I learned that a dear friend, Mike Esquibel, was hit by a train and killed in Las Vegas NM. I don't know what to say or think about this. The timing could not have been more ironic, and Mike would have laughed and said he was sorry to have inconvenienced me, but that was Mikee's way. I am preparing to pack up and leave town for the second funeral in less than a week. I truly hope things DON'T come in threes as I don't know if I could handle… Continue

Added by Nicholas D. Ward on January 19, 2009 at 2:39pm — 2 Comments

A little prayer request.

Today we bury the most honorable, loving, and true heart I have ever known. My grandmother, Sally Gallaway, will be missed more than I can ever say. Please, all of you, take a moment of your time to offer up a little prayer for my family. I would ask for her, but she needs it no more as she has gone home.

Thank you and God bless.

Nick W.

Added by Nicholas D. Ward on January 17, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

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