Crafting thought-provoking stories

in the heart of

New Mexico


who we are

Welcome to Onyx Heart Films, a niche production company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We curate thought-provoking media, developing and producing authentic, raw stories that reflect the world around us. Through our films, we challenge norms, explore diverse perspectives, and ignite conversations that inspire change. With a deep connection to the local community and a commitment to excellence, we capture the unique beauty of New Mexico and invite you to join us on this transformative cinematic journey.


Ariel Lopez - writer/director/producer

Ariel, a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, embarked on her journey in the film industry after graduating with a degree in Sociology. Starting as a location intern, she quickly made her mark and steadily climbed the ranks to become a seasoned location manager. With notable projects like "Sicario," "The Curse," and "When You Finish Saving the World" under her belt, Ariel has had the privilege of collaborating with immensely talented directors who not only nurtured her creativity but also instilled in her the importance of crew camaraderie, innovative thinking, and relentless problem-solving. Her directorial debut short film, "Solstice," captivated audiences across the United States in 2021, while her upcoming project, "All the Love You Ever Get," is currently in post-production. Ariel's passion for storytelling and her unwavering dedication to her craft continue to shape her journey in the dynamic world of filmmaking. Find out more at her IMDb and website.


in pre-production

The Agency

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not actually from the agency

While on a disastrous date with a former boy bander, Rachel finds herself unwittingly thrust into a secret agency dedicated to rescuing women from bad dates, leading her to reevaluate her approach to finding love.


All the Love You Ever Get

A marriage is thrust into upheaval when Jessica reveals devastating information to Will, forever altering their course.



High School students Olivia and Jacob are faced with a life-altering decision that no teenager is ready to face. Are they ready to trade one future for another? How does one know which future to choose?


Currently Casting:

The Agency

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To Submit for Future Projects:

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Casting Notice: The Agency

Production Company: Onyx Heart Films

Director: Ariel Lopez

Type: Short Union Status: SAG Micro-Budget Shooting Location: Albuquerque, NM

Shooting Dates: Tentatively May 25-26

Logline: After enduring a series of disastrous dates, Rachel finds herself unwittingly thrust into a secret agency dedicated to rescuing women from bad dates, leading her to reevaluate her approach to finding love and herself.

Preference will be given to actresses with film and theater experience.


Agent Jules: Female, 30s or 40s, straight-laced and efficient, works in law enforcement.

Sabrina: Female, early 30s, friendly and affable.

Images of Previous Dates: In addition to casting for the speaking roles, we are also seeking images of men to portray Rachel's previous dates. These images will be used as props in the film to reflect Rachel's dating history and experiences. Actors submitting for these roles should include recent photos along with their submissions.

Submission Instructions: Please submit headshots, resume, and demo reel (if available) to onyxheartfilms@gmail.com. In the subject line, please indicate the character name(s) you are auditioning for. Video auditions will be accepted. Subject should be THE AGENCY - ‘character name’.

We are committed to diversity and encourage submissions from actors of all ethnicities, genders, and backgrounds.


Ariel Lopez - ariel@onyxheartfilms.com

Main email - onyxheartfilms@gmail.com

📱 - 505-289-0441

We are not currently accepting any unsolicited material.

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