New Mexico Film Works: April 6, 2016

New Mexico Film Works - April 6, 2016

Rebekah Wiggins is an award--‐winning actor/producer/composer and a certified Chubbuck Acting Technique teacher. Wiggins won “Best Actress” awards for her work in short films presented at the 2008 and 20011 48-Hour Fim Festival and National Film Challenge. She been on major motion pictures like Brothers, Let Me In, Fright Night, Sunshine Cleaning, Frontera, Dark Around The Stars, and The Rambler.
In 2013 Wiggins Co-produced and starred in the psychological thriller, Those Who Wait
(currently in post-production). In 2014 and 2015 were busy years for her with lead and supporting roles in six different indie and mainstream feature films. Most recently you can watch Wiggins’ work as Gladys in WGN’s Manhattan and as Mrs. Reynard opposite Alexandar Skarsgard and Michael Pena in War On Everyone. As founder of Southwest Scene Works, Wiggins’ acting students have book roles on Longmire, Better Call Saul, Shot Caller, and Independence Day: Resurgence.


Jodi Lynn Thomas is an award-winning actress currently living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated college with a BA in Theater Arts at the University of Northern Colorado, and also attended the Las Vegas Academy of Performing & Visual Arts where she studied both theater & movement. Currently she works at Sol Acting Academy, and helps assist her agency Mitchell & Presley. When she isn't working, she tries to stay active in the community. Currently she is creating a scholarship fund with Jason Hill for people of low income to continue studying in the arts. Things she loves the most other than acting  (in no specific order are): coffee, dogs, chocolate, comedy, wine, and craft beer. Her past credits include: Big Sky, Priceless, Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs, Longmire, The Messengers, and recently she acquired a credit that is still under an NDA contract. She has been studying Chubbuck with Rebekah Wiggins since they very first class, and has been with her ever since. She can not promote her class highly enough, and owes a big thank-you to the class for her most recent bookings

Ivana Chubbuck is the founder and director of the Ivana Chubbuck Studio and creator of the cutting edge and widely adopted Chubbuck Technique. There are 16 ongoing classes at the Ivana Chubbuck Studio, ranging from introductory to master classes. The Studio maintains a focus on producing and nurturing working actors in a rigorous professional environment. It is our mission to empower our students with the tools to become successful and to make dynamic, empowered choices in their work.Some of the actors Ivana has worked with during her 30-plus year career include Academy Award winners and nominees:

Charlize Theron

James Franco

Halle Berry

Brad Pitt

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jon Voight

Sylvester Stallone

Elisabeth Shue

Djimon Honsou

Terrence Howard

Catherine Keener

Jared Leto

Notable Quotes:

Halle Berry
Under Ivana’s tutelage, the course of my career and depth of my work have changed dramatically.”

James Franco
“Ivana rekindled my love for acting by pushing me to take risks.

Charlize Theron
Ivana taught me how to take my emotions and take everything that has happened in my life, and use it to make me an effective actor.