Cover art created by Art Director, Paul Grabowsky.

The Donor Conspiracy

Razor Sharp Productions

Shot February 11 - June 27, 2006
in Los Lunas & Albuquerque, New Mexico

Premier February 3, 2007
Kimo Theater, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is a feature film that was part of the Film Tech Training Program at Albuquerque Technical-Vocational Institute (T V-I), now know as Central New Mexico Community College (CNM).

The story is a dark comedy about two medical students who stumble into a black market kidney harvesting operation.

As a Set Dresser we had to dress quite a few film sets for this movie.  We did two apartments in the same complex, two houses, several rooms in a hospital, a classroom, a university boardroom, a bar, a convenience store, a tunnel, a warehouse and a motel room.

I worked on all the film sets in Los Lunas, and some of the sets in Albuquerque.  I also made some of the props.

Rosalie's apartment was covered in plastic since she was a neat freak and the surgeries were taking place in her bedroom.  We got to see all of her apartment.

The cornices in Rosalie's bedroom were my idea.  We needed to cover the built-in, institutional lighting of the room we modified for this film set.

To our delight some of the crew tried to use the light switch and sink in Rosalie's kitchen film set.

Curt and Gavin"s apartment had to show they were poor medical students then transform as they made money from doing the kidney harvesting.  We never see their bedroom, but the apartment is laid out identically to Rosalie's.  I created soda bottles, a cereal box, a newspaper (framed only for this photo) and a pizza box full of money for these scenes.

We did some exteriors and the laundry room at an apartment complex that played the home of Rosalie and the boys  .  I made prop bleach bottles for this scene.

In the hospital I took lead on the hospital room film set.  We then dressed it two different ways for our two characters.  I got to display four of my photos as part of the room decor.

First there was Lisa, who was very popular, then Padre who was very religious.

Our film sets also included a hospital office, the hallway and a supply room.  I was the entire swing gang for the supply room.  We only made a couple minor adjustments before shooting, but the scene was ultimately deemed unnecessary so it was cut from the final film.

The warehouse was a mechanics garage in Albuquerque.  We had to make it look interesting empty then dress it as a make-shift operating room.

Originally Rosalie was supposed to keep her money in a cigar box so I created one for her, but then our Art Director, Paul Grabowski, wanted to use a guitar, that he had rigged with a door, from another film.  Unfortunately this prop got sent up to the Big House Prop House with everything they lent us instead of going into my personal set dressing / prop collection.

Find out more about "The Donor Conspiracy" on IMDb.

I've also worked on sets for the Duke City Shootout.