You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Keyes Touche ignites ‘Blaze’

Mateo Frazier, Diego Joaquin Lopez to helm pic

Former Disney exec Alicia Keyes Touche is producing her first feature, “Blaze You Out.”

Pic, co-written and directed by Mateo Frazier and Diego Joaquin Lopez, toplines breakout talents Veronica Diaz-Carranza (“Mamitas,” “Taco Shop”), Melissa Cordero (“Language of a Broken Heart”), Elizabeth Pena (“Jacob’s Ladder”) and Jeremy Ray Valdez (“Constantine”).

Raoul Trujillo, Mark Adair Rios and Q’orianka Kilcher also star.

Pic tells the story of Lupe, an aspiring DJ, and her sister who are struggling to make a living in New Mexico’s Esperanza Valley, a community suffocated by generations of heroin use.

Lupe has looked after her rebellious sister since the death of their parents. But when she suddenly disappears, Lupe is forced into the town’s dark underworld.

Pic, produced by New Mexico-based Sandia Prods. and lensing in the state, is using the local tax credit to raise 25% of the pic’s budget.

Pic is co-produced by Brent Morris and O’Shea Read, and associate produced by Kerith Lemon, while Peter Touche exec produces.

More Film

  • Photograph by Svetlana Cvetko

    Blitz Films' Eryl Cochran Talks About Indie Film in Challenging Market

    Eryl Cochran heads production & development at production and financing shingle Blitz Films, where she works alongside company founders, filmmakers Nikolay and Sergey Sarkisov. Blitz, launched in 2018, is carving out a niche in the indie world with an eye for emerging talent. Blitz’s slate includes “Show Me What You Got,” directed by cinematographer Svetlana [...]

  • Echo in the Canyon review

    Film Review: ‘Echo in the Canyon’

    Arguably the most sturdily crafted and entertainingly anecdotal documentary of its kind since Denny Tedesco’s “The Wrecking Crew,” a similarly nostalgic celebration of artists who generously contributed to the soundtrack of the baby boomer generation, Andrew Slater’s “Echo in the Canyon” offers a richly evocative and star-studded overview of the 1960s Laurel Canyon music scene. [...]

  • Alain Berliner To Direct Cannes-Set ‘Second

    ‘Ma Vie en Rose’s’ Alain Berliner Directs Star Cast in ‘Second to Nun’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Page Three Media and Artemis Productions, which backed “The Danish Girl,” announced in Cannes “Second to Nun,” a new feature from Golden Globe winning director Alain Berliner. Berliner’s decades-ahead-of-its-time “Ma Vie en Rose,” the tale of a young transgender girl with dreams of growing into a mature woman and marrying the boy next door, was [...]

  • Artist Andrew Levitas Tackles Corporate Greed

    Artist Andrew Levitas Tackles Corporate Greed in Johnny Depp Starring 'Minamata'

    Andrew Levitas has carved out a unique place in the art world, having used his considerable skills across multiple creative platforms. A filmmaker, painter, sculptor, producer, writer, actor and photographer, Levitas is also the founder of Metalwork Pictures, a media production company that develops and produces original content, including his 2014 directorial debut, “Lullaby,” as [...]

  • Oliver Laxe

    Cannes: ‘Fire Will Come’s’ Oliver Laxe on Classicism, Avant-Guard, Egos

    CANNES  —    Spain’s Oliver Laxe returns to Cannes for the third time with“Fire Will Come” (O Que Arde), competing in Un Certain Regard— the first time a Galician-language film is selected for Cannes. He has pedigree. His first time round, in 2010, Laxe snagged a Fipresci nod for his Directors’ Fortnight title “You All [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content