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Posted on: November 12, 2021

New Mexico Film Office Announces "The Locksmith" is set to film in Las Cruces

New Mexico Film Office

Note: As  partner with the New Mexico Film Office, the City of Las Cruces shares this information with residents.
 
 The New Mexico Film Office announced Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 the filming of “The Locksmith,” a feature film produced by Mark David and Roger Goff, will take place from mid-November through mid-December in Las Cruces and other parts of Doña Ana County.
 
 Starring Ryan Phillippe, Kate Bosworth, and Ving Rhames, “The Locksmith” is the story of an expert locksmith fresh out of prison after a job gone bad. Back home, he tries to work his way back into the life of his daughter and his ex-girlfriend, who is now a police detective. Determined to make a clean start, he is forced to use the only skills he has a gifted locksmith. However, things soon get complicated after an unexpected kidnapping.
 
 “We are excited to announce yet another production in Las Cruces, undoubtedly an up-and-coming hot spot for production in New Mexico,” said Amber Dodson, director, New Mexico Film Office.
 
 Directed by Nicholas Howard, whose credits include the television series “Yellowstone,” the production will employ approximately 65 New Mexico crew members and 200 New Mexico background talent.
 

“Making this film in southern New Mexico has been a huge benefit for us,” Producer Mark Goff said. “The locations are stunning, the weather is beautiful, the people are welcoming and helpful. I can’t imagine a better production experience or where else we could have made this film that would have been better.”
 
For additional information on the production, contact locksmithfilm2021@gmail.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.
 
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, other COVID-Safe Practices and information/resources on set safety can be found at https://nmfilm.com.

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