Albuquerque: The Unknown

Albuquerque: The Unknown

In May of 2007, Sony Pictures Imageworks announced the opening of a satellite facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico that could take advantage of tax incentives offered by the state government.

Once in motion, employees of all tenure, and from many parts of the world, began moving to Albuquerque. Most knew absolutely nothing about the area. This is the story of the first forty employees who took the leap, and how they have come to experience the city of Albuquerque, and New Mexico.

A Short Documentary By:
Josh Riley
Philippe Zerounian

Production Assistant:
Baylie Ann

“Zombie” – Fela Kuti

“Say Hello” – The New Law

Super Supportive Family Members:
Bonnie Riley
Cristal Sanchez
The Rileys
The Gorlas
Les Zeriounians

New Mexico Film Office:
Ann Lerner
Carrie Wells
Jesse Heron

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Roxanne Witt

Kimo Theater
Larry Parker

Rio Grande Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Albuquerque Aquarium
Terry Axline
Catherine Hubbard

Aerowest Helicopters, Inc
Don Ambabo
Terrence Wyman

Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Cultural Centre
Liza Wheeler
Matt Rembre

New Mexico State Fair
Peggy Durkin

ABQ Studios
Jim Luongo

Sandia Peak and Tramway
Debi Owen

La Quiche Bistro Parisien
Sabine Pasco
Bruno Barachin

New Mexico Rail Runner
Jay Faught

Ace Barber Shop
Gabriel Jaureguiberry

Nantucket Shoals
Nancy Chavez-Berg

The Sports Club
Victoria Giorbas
John Giorvas

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Teri Crocker

Access Control
Roy Lucero
William Epps

Hardware Pimps
Hector Barrera
Rachel Nicoll
Eric Wilson

Hardware Hoes
Angry Cat

SONY Imageworks, Albuquerque:
Hector Barrera
Jean Paul Beaulieu
Jim Berney
Igor Choromanski
Shawn Clark
Jacques Daigle
Keridan Elliott
Nathan Eriksen
Derek “Bro” Esparza
Aaron Estrada
Patrick Finley
James Hanpadungvongs
Steve Hoogendyk
Rob House
Min Kang
Jeff Kim
Matt Kowaliszyn
Kevin “Bubba” Lombardi
Stephen Lunn
Albert Mason
Michael Miller
Rachel Nicoll
Kerry Nordquist
Cara Paul
Claus Pedersen
Donny Rausch
Jennifer Rojo
Jeff Schu
David Seager
Graham Silva
Jason Stansell
Glenn Sylvester
Kishore Vijay
Mark Wendell
Phan Winatrakoon
Eric Wilson
Bob Winter
Tyquane Wright
Bjorn Zipprich