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Two new feature films begin production at Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES — Two new feature films are slated to begin production on Jan. 31 in Las Cruces and Doña Ana counties, though few details are available.

Film Las Cruces announced Friday that the Las Cruces area will host multiple film productions simultaneously. However, until the New Mexico Film Office issues an official announcement, the titles and names of the people involved will not be released.

Both film productions begin on January 31st and last through the week of February 21st. Film Las Cruces provided a list of areas that could be affected by the production and the dates and times.

  • February 1, 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.: Thorpe Road in Doña Ana (fake gunfire).
  • 1st-2nd February: Downtown Las Cruces (impacting public and street parking).
  • February 3 10:00 am to 11:30 pm: Downtown Las Cruces (Traffic stop along North Church Street between East Las Cruces Avenue and East Hadley Street. Impact on public and street parking).
  • February 4, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Providence Road in Las Cruces (staged crime scene).
  • February 4-5, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Bike/pedestrian path between Telshor Boulevard and Triviz Drive (may affect pedestrian access to path at Interstate 25 underpass).
  • February 6, 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.: Thorpe Road in Doña Ana (fake gunfire).
  • February 8, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.: New Mexico State University campus (traffic stop along Arrowhead Road).
  • February 15, 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.: Children’s Street, Las Cruces (fake gunfire).

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Those affected or who have businesses affected by filming can call Film Las Cruces at 575-805-3456.

Individuals interested in information about casting calls in the area should sign up for the casting call email blasts online at the Film Las Cruces website, filmlascruces.com.

Film Las Cruces is also hosting an online workshop on February 8th from 6pm to 8pm for those interested in working on film crews. The membership coordinator of IATSE Local 480, the state’s largest film technicians’ union, will be available to answer questions. Email [email protected] for more information.

Leah Romero is a trend reporter for Las Cruces Sun-News and can be reached at 575-418-3442, [email protected], or @rromero_leah on Twitter.

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