“It seems…everyone forgets that Film & TV happens down in Las Cruces and southern New Mexico” Mark Vasconcellos, producer of New Mexico’s #1 Travel show tells OHI.
New Mexico’s Enchantments TV is 13 episodes strong and counting. The locally produced show has aired on 4 networks.
Vasconcellos and the Las Cruces Film Commission want everyone to know that they have been hosting film crews almost as long as there has been film.
Las Cruces is film friendly and cooperation abounds at all levels. Boasting and experienced and capable pool of crew, talent, and services available in southern New Mexico, not to mention spectacular year-round weather and breath taking sunsets.
The Las Cruces Film Commission is actively working to get funding for a back lot and sound stage in the area for feature film and television projects.
Las Cruces is home to two award winning film schools, CMT of Dona Ana Community College and CMI of NMSU. In addition there is a monthly film Las Cruces meeting for anyone and everyone involved or interested in film.
Documentary film maker Mark Wark has recently been named the new Film Liaison for the Las Cruces film commission.
Plans for shooting a southern New Mexico feature film of their own are now in the works for this summer.