Two new feature films begin production at Las Cruces

Production of the Netflix movie “Chupa” resumed in Mesilla on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Decorators have transformed part of Calle de Parian into a 1990s Mexican mercado.

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

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

Both film productions will begin on January 31 and run through the week of February 21. Film Las Cruces provided a list of areas likely to be affected by production, along with dates and times.

  • Feb. 1, 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.: Thorpe Road to Doña Ana (fake shots).

  • February 1-2: Downtown Las Cruces (impacts on public parking lots and street parking).

  • February 3 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.: Downtown Las Cruces (Traffic control along North Church Street between East Las Cruces Avenue and East Hadley Street. Impacts on public parking lots and on-street parking).

  • February 4, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Providence Road in Las Cruces (staged crime scene).

  • Feb. 4-5, 12-5 p.m.: Bike/walking path between Telshor Boulevard and Triviz Drive (may impact pedestrian access to Interstate 25 underpass).

  • February 6, 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.: Thorpe Road to Doña Ana (fake shots).

  • Feb. 8, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.: New Mexico State University campus (traffic control along Arrowhead Road).

  • February 15, 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.: Calle de Niños, Las Cruces (fake shots).

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

Those interested in casting call information in the area, sign up for online casting call emails at the Film Las Cruces website,

Film Las Cruces will also be hosting an online workshop on February 8 from 6-8 p.m. for those interested in working on film crews. The membership coordinator for IATSE Local 480, the largest motion picture technician union in the state, will be on hand to answer questions. Email [email protected] for more information.

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

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