Film Office: Frybread Face & Me In Production In New Mexico

NMFO News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Film Office (NMFO) has announced the feature film, Frybread Face & Me, produced by Frybread Movie LLC., is filming this July in Santa Fe, Española and Albuquerque.

“This production is telling a story of life on the Navajo reservation, which is a story that will resonate with many across the state and Navajo Nation. It is inspiring and necessary to see these types of stories being told by fellow New Mexicans right here in New Mexico,” NMFO Director said. 

Frybread Face & Me is directed by Billy Luther (Ms. Navajo, Grab!) and produced by Chad Burris (Barking Water, Drunktown’s Finest, Bare, Mosquita y Mari, Santa Fake).

When an 11-year-old city boy is sent to his grandmother’s ranch on the Navajo reservation against his will, he is introduced to a new way of life and an unexpected guest teaches him the importance of family, tradition, and what it means to be a Navajo man.

The production will employ approximately 40 New Mexico crew members, 20 New Mexico principal cast members, and 30 New Mexico background and extras. Principal cast includes, Charly Hogan, Martin Sensmeier (Westworld, Wind River, Magnificent Seven), Kahara Hodges and Morningstar Angeline (Yellowstone, Outer Range, Ice Road and Drunktown’s Finest).

“We are so happy to be shooting in New Mexico again. Nowhere else allows for access to such a variety of locations, local talent, and skilled, experienced film artisans. We could not have made this film anywhere but New Mexico,” Burris said.

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All film and television productions in New Mexico are required to adhere to the state’s operative emergency public health order, associated public health restrictions and COVID Safe Practices. The NMFO has released Back2One, a catchall set of principles, general recommendations, and resources for film and television productions operating during COVID-19. Back2One recommendations and other COVID Safe Practices can be found at