Former LVFC Vice-Chair, Jose Marquez, on set with Eva Longoria
Film is nothing new to Las Vegas. Our rural community has been the host to a number of productions starting with early silent westerns (1913-1915) starring the actor/writer/director, Tom Mix, as well as Easy Rider (1969), Red Dawn (1984), Speechless (1994), All the Pretty Horses (2000), Blind Horizon (2003), Astronaut Farmer (2006), Academy Award winning No Country for Old Men (2007), multi-Emmy-award-nominated film Georgia O’Keeffe (2009), and Due Date (2010), among many others. This is no coincidence; Las Vegas is a filmmakers dream with mountains, lakes, the Gallinas River, barren plains, a castle, Spanish adobe and Victorian architecture, a broad-leaf-tree Midwestern look, the perfect bridge for a “Mexican border crossing,” a historic railroad, and over 900 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
To search Las Vegas location photos check out the NM Film Office, or the Las Vegas Film Commission Flickr page. If you are interested in a location that is not listed, please contact the City of Las Vegas Film Liaison for additional photos and contact information.
Join us at the New Mexico Highlands University Media Arts building (across from Ilfeld Auditorium) for a special screening of the film documentary “Made in New Mexico” on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 5:00pm for an inside look at the New Mexico film and media industry. The documentary will premier in Santa Fe on February 1st as part of Film & Media Day at the Legislature and will be screened in communities across the state throughout the month of February. For more information on the Las Vegas screening, please contact the City of Las Vegas Film Liaison at 505-426-3277.
“This hour-long documentary takes an inside look at the film and media industry. First-hand accounts of directors and producers, actors and technicians, educators and industry veterans combine with behind-the-scenes footage and stunning landscapes to educate and celebrate the benefits of a healthy film and media industry in the Land of Enchantment.”
Click here to view “Don’t Stop Believing in Las Vegas!” A partnership production of Luna Community College, the International Alliance for Stage Theatrical Employees (IATSE 480), LoCa Productions, West Las Vegas High School, Robertson High School, ENMU, WNMU, and NMSU-Grants. During the production, IATSE provided a professional film crew to work with high school and college students to produce the film project. The main purpose of the event was to provide a unique educational opportunity for Las Vegas high school and college students. The event was also a great opportunity to showcase the community of Las Vegas as well as local high school students.