After a checkered journalistic career at the
Albuquerque Journal, where he wrote about everything from crime to
politics to the arts (not to mention a relationship column that
developed a cult following) Anthony DellaFlora packed up what was
left of his sanity and fled the journalism business (and a sure gold
watch) after 25 years to pursue a career in the movies and TV, where
he lost the rest of his sanity.
Before leaving the
Journal, however, he took his first crack at documentary filmmaking
by producing "High Strange New Mexico," and co-founding the Duke
City Shootout script-to-screen movie-making competition, begun in
The experience of making "High Strange" was the
catalyst for making the eventual leap to becoming a movie producer.
DellaFlora continues to coordinate the Shootout and is always on the
lookout for weird, offbeat and fascinating stories to turn into