Resume

Lexie Shabel

PO Box 675 Tesuque, NM 87574

#505-820-2267

gringa@q.com

www.gringaproductions.com

 

EDUCATION

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Graduated in 1989-BFA in Art Media Studies

Concentration in Art Photography and Foreign Cinema

University of California-Berkeley

1986/1989 summers

Destruction and Violence in Art Since 1945

Alternative darkroom processes in photography with Yoshiro Soga

 

EMPLOYMENT

Santa Fe, New Mexico-1995-present

Director/Producer/Cinematographer for Gringa Productions

visit  www.gringaproductions.com for film descriptions, links & clips

2005-in production

the ME film

2008

Ralph Metzner & Monika Wikman seminar in alchemical divination

2006/2007

White Cloud Institute-Taoist and Energy Medicine school- Qi Gong,

Well-breast-massage instructional DVD’s

2006

“WE LIKE TO DRINK: We Like to Play Rock’n’Roll”

2006

“FROGFEST”

2003

“VFWbya”

2001

“House of Rock”

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2009

McCune Foundation Grant

2007

Women in Film New Mexico

1999

Panavision’s New Filmmaker Award

 

FILM FESTIVAL

2008-Assistant Director-Santa Fe Metaphysical Film Festival

2007 and 2008-Volunteer Coordinator-Santa Fe Film Festival

2008-Volunteer Coordinator-Global Green Indigenous Film Festival

 

TEACHING

2009

Teacher-NMSU-“The Personal Documentary”

Directing three interns in 3 different projects

2004-2006

Mentor to intern Mia Posner.  She graduated from St. John’s college in 2007, went to graduate film school at Columbia College-Chicago on the Follett Fellowship.  Mia is a reference.

1996

Santa Fe Photography Workshops

Studio photography assistant.  Worked with students , assisted photographers including:   Greg Gorman, Chip Simons, Joyce Tennyson, Chris Rainer, Macduff Everton.

1995

Photography Teacher

In my old high school in Moorestown, NJ, teaching art photography to students as well as adults in night school.

 

CAMERAWOMAN

2002

Disney’s “Totally Hoops”

2001

MTV’’s “Road Rules”

1999

Turner’s “Vanished”

Director of Photography “Poster Girl”

 

DOCUMENTARY,FEATURE & COMMERCIAL FILM

2000

“The Hi-Lo Country”(Working Title Films, Stephen Frears Director)-Loader

“All the Pretty Horses”-(Miramax)-2nd AC(camera assistant)

“Lockdown”-(Master P prison film at state pen)-2nd AC

P-Diddy Music Video-2nd AC

1999

“SoundMan”-Loader/2nd AC

Kris Tyler Music Video-2nd Assistant Director

1998

“Gunfighters of the West”(TLC Production)-1st AC

“Kinaalda” (Documentary about Navajo girls rite of passage)-1st AC

“Haunted”-1st AC/Gaffer

“Ski Apache Promo”-1st AC

1997

Joined national 600 camera union as a loader

“Scattering Dad”/MOW (CBS)-Loader/2nd AC

“Wishbone”/Series (PBS)-1st AC/2nd Unit

“Magenta’s Miracles”(Indie Feature)-1st AC

“Jesus Chrysler” (Indie Feature)-1st AC

“Zapata” (Indie Feature)-1st AC

“Los Alamos Credit Union” (Commercial)-1st AC

“They Came for Good” (PBS Doc)-2nd AC

1996

“Bonnie Looksaway’s Iron Art Wagon (Wes Studi directed short)-2nd AC/Loader

“Inspirations”/Documentary (Director Michael Apted)-Production Coordinator

“0 to Infinity/Documentary (BBC)-Production Coordinator

Marlboro Art Project-Assistant Production Coordinator/Location Manager

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

1996

Willis and Geiger/Fall Catalogue (Land’s End) ProductionCoordinator/Location Scout

“American Home Magazine”-Location Scout

“A Room of Her Own” book, portraits of Ali McGraw-Photographer

1995

German Playboy, Heineken Beer-Location Scout/Production Coordinator for Greg Gorman.

Photo/ Gaffer/ Personal Assistant for 2 years to Lisl Dennis for Santa Fe/ Taos architecture/style books. Organized decades of her photography for stock sales.

1994

Shot catalog and photo assisted in Philadelphia.

“48 Hours in New Jersey” art photography show,

1993

Shot fashion and art photography on the island of Naxos, Greece, throughout Europe and Turkey.

1990-1992

Bob Brody Photography/NYC-Studio Manager, Production Coordinator, Darkroom- Technician.  Clients included Bethlehem Steel, AT&T, Pfizer, Pizza Hut and many others.

Photographed portraits for bands, magazines and families.

 

COOKING

2009

Tara Mandala Tibetan Buddhist Center, Pagosa Springs, CO-Kitchen consultant to overhaul methods, costs and materials for a more healthy, sustainable retreat and resident kitchen.

2008

Bodhi Manda Zen Center, Jemez Springs, NM-Head cook/kitchen manager

vegetarian food for retreats up to 50 people

Rose Mountain Retreat Center, Las Vegas Mountains, NM

Saint Elizabeth’s Shelter, Santa Fe, NM

Sivananda Ashram, Woodbourne, NY

 

OTHER

V-Day panelist-for “the ME film” , discussed violence towards women.

Have self-produced 2 features and 1 short shown at over 50 film festivals around the world.

Hindu, Tibetan & Zen Buddhism student.

Guest host on cooking show radio program, “Mouth of Wonder”.

Interviewed many times for radio and print, see website for links.

Tree hugging, animal loving community member.

 

REFERENCES

Mia Posner-Intern with Gringa Productions-#505-920-0214

Dyanna Taylor-Oscar winning cinematographer, director, mentor-#505-982-4214

Sarah Ellis-Box office manager-Santa Fe Film Festival-#505-955-7003