SANTA FE — The New Mexico Film Office announces Dig, a feature film produced by Dig Films LLC, has begun production in Las Cruces.
“The New Mexico Film Office continues to market every corner of New Mexico to productions. Las Cruces has a lot to offer productions, including beautiful and diverse landscapes and locations, production support, hotels, restaurants, and other amenities,” said New Mexico Film Office Director Amber Dodson.
“As we work to increase the economic vitality for the City of Las Cruces, film and media production is an industry we continue to support. I am pleased to see the film production Dig will be benefiting from our talented workforce and scenic diversity,” Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima said.
The film is directed by K. Asher Levin (Slayers, Alexander IRL) and produced by Daniel Cummings (Slayers, The Seeker) and Robert Dean (Slayers, Dead of Night).
“We are all excited to have the opportunity to shoot in New Mexico to take full advantage of the state’s distinct and diverse landscapes as well as stellar crew,” Cummings said.
The production will employ approximately 27 New Mexico crew members and five New Mexico principal talent.
“We are excited to welcome Dig to Las Cruces and Doña Ana County,” Film Las Cruces Director Don Gray said. “Film and media is an important part of the creative and economic life of the area and the southern region of New Mexico and we are happy to have them in the community.”
Dig starring Thomas Jane and Emile Hirsch is the story of a widower’s strained relationship with his deaf teenage daughter, which is tested when they are held hostage by two intruders and are forced to dig under a vacant house, revealing a dark secret from the past.
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. Those restrictions include but are not limited to the adherence to occupancy maximums, wearing masks at all times, daily disinfection, symptom screenings, and more.
The New Mexico Film Office 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 (nmfilm.com.