NMFO: Two Short Films Being Produced In New Mexico

NMFO News:

SANTA FE —The New Mexico Film Office (NMFO) announces two short films, ‘Two Roads’ and ‘The Maid’ are currently in production in New Mexico.

“We are seeing productions of all sizes being made in New Mexico and participate in our competitive incentive program. Several new up-and-coming directors and producers, are getting their first shot behind the camera here in New Mexico, and that is exciting. We welcome the teams of Two Roads and The Maid to our beautiful state,” NMFO Director Amber Dodson said.

Two Roads: Two Roads produced by Two Roads LLC, in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.

Two Roads is directed by Michael Trevino (Roswell, New Mexico, The Vampire Diaries) and produced by Tiffany Sherie Neeley (Millennium Bugs, Wrong Guy, Blood Positive, The Divorce).

“This will be my first time working behind the camera and I’m incredibly grateful to be filming in New Mexico, a place that I’ve called home the past 3 years while working on the TV series, Roswell, New Mexico. Ever since I have shown interest in wanting to direct, our 1st Assistant Cameraman, Lane Luper was always in my ear saying ‘Let’s shoot something! Let me know what you got!’. Now the film has finally come to fruition and the pieces are in place to make it happen. This is a moment I will never forget. Thankful for everyone lending their creative talents,” Trevino said, Director.

The production will employ approximately 30 New Mexico crew members and 2 New Mexico cast members and 10 New Mexico extras.

The production will star actors Michael Malarkey (Project Blue Book, The Vampire Diaries, The Oath), Grasie Mercedes (Perfect Harmony, 9-1-1), and Ian Fisher (Covert Affairs, Between)

Two Roads is a universal and relatable story about a person who questions his or her purpose, and existence.

For more information on the production, contactwhip.snap.pro@gmail.com

The Maid: The Maid produced by The Maid, LLC., will shoot in Albuquerque.

The Maid is directed by Kristin Goodman (Dropping the Soap, The Pump and Dump Show), produced by Alexandra Renzo ((Meow Wolf: Origin Story, Selah and the Spades), Jenn Garcia (Pozole, Madwoman’s Game), Deborah Wakshull (When You Finish Saving The World, Stargirl), and executive produced by Caleb Silver (CNN, Bloomberg, Frog Pond Productions).

“We are very excited to produce The Maid this summer in New Mexico. It has always been our dream to make films in the beautiful state we grew up in, and it is especially gratifying to be a part of the New Mexico filmmaking renaissance after the year we have been through,” Caleb Silver said, Executive Producer.

The production will employ approximately 17 New Mexico crew members and 5 New Mexico cast members, including Frida Mercury (Briarpatch) and Danielle Louise Reddick.

The Maid is the story of a maid who shows up to clean a palatial home and discovers a darkness living inside that has no intention of letting her leave.

For more information on the production, contact: jenn@arabelafilms.com

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, the maintaining of physical distancing between individuals, wearing masks, routine 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