Seth Fuller and Scott Hussion have learned many lessons over the years in the film industry.
They were all put to use when the duo – who also own Santa Fe production company Small Town Moon – began work on their full-length film “14 Cameras.”
The movie, filmed in Santa Fe, will have its world premiere at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, during the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience. It will screen at the KiMo Theatre.
“14 Cameras” is the sequel to the thriller “13 Cameras.”
The previous film was written and directed by Victor Zarcoff and follows a newlywed couple who move into a new house across the country, only to find out that their marital issues are the least of their problems. Unknown to them, their grim and lascivious landlord has been spying on them from Day One.
Fuller and Hussion’s film is also written by Zarcoff, who handed off the film to them due to his scheduling conflicts.
The film follows a family of four who rent a beautiful house for their summer vacation, and the price seems too good to be true.
Unnown to them, the lascivious owner has set up a series of spy cams throughout the house, documenting their most intimate moments and livestreaming them to the dark web.
“It’s a film that deals with privacy and security issues,” Hussion says. “It’s a very hot topic at the moment.”
The pair filmed in Santa Fe for eight months and kept the production almost entirely local.
Zarcoff also finessed the script to be based in Santa Fe.
“We had to fly in one or two of the actors who was in the first film,” Fuller says. “We are proud to keep the majority of it local.”
Fuller says the production used a lot of local resources.
“The local community really helped us achieve it all,” Fuller says.
Because “14 Cameras” is a sequel, when Fuller and Hussion took helm of the production, they already had a distribution deal for the film, which will be available for video on demand in July.
And the screening at the KiMo Theatre will be its only showing at a film festival.
“It’s a little overwhelming, and at the end of the day, we’re excited,” Hussion says. “The cast came together nicely and worked hard. This is a chance for everyone to see what they’ve worked on play on the big screen.”
As the premiere approaches, both Fuller and Hussion are feeling a little nervous.
It’s partly because putting out a film to the world is a risk, but also because it is premiering in their home state.
“It’s like having home field advantage,” Fuller says. “Everyone here in New Mexico knows us best.”