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3 new film productions come to NM

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Three new films projects are coming to New Mexico.

New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis on Wednesday announced that a dramatic thriller called “The Guest,” will be filming through the end of August in Moriarty, Edgewood and Estancia.

Starring Downtown Abbey’s Dan Stephens, “The Guest” is about a family that takes in a houseguest who claims to have been friends with their deceased eldest son.

Also being filmed in the state this month and next is a political drama called “Persecuted,” and a movie called “Dry Lake.

“Persecuted” is the story of a contemporary evangelist who is framed for murder by a senator and his allies. Stars include James Remar, Bruce Davison, Fred Thompson, Raoul Trujillo and Natalie Grant.

“Dry Lake” is about three Native American teenagers, an adopted Christian girl, a rebellious father-to-be, and a promiscuous friend trying to escape the hardships of life on an Indian reservation.

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