Max Martini filmed in New Mexico previously with the production “Sgt. Will Gardner.”
The director is bringing his latest project, “Manson Brothers Zombie Massacre,” to the Land of Enchantment.
The New Mexico Film Office announced that the production will begin principal photography mid-April through early May in Santa Fe and Española.
The feature film is about the Manson Brothers, who are two masked professional wrestling villains in the twilight of their careers. Excommunicated from the big leagues, they now seek out a living trading on their once-famous names in the shady underbelly of the independent pro-wrestling circuit.
“A warm welcome to the production team of Mssrs. Hagerty and Martini, as well as the entire cast and crew. ‘Manson Brothers’ highlights the unparalleled creative flexibility offered to the industry by New Mexico and the greater Santa Fe region,” said Eric Witt, executive director of the Santa Fe Film Office. “We know how to throw down on a diving elbow drop.”
According to IMDB, Adrian Pasdar, Mike Carey, Chris Margetis, Randy Couture, Bas Rutten and D.B. Sweeney are attached to the film.
The production will employ some 65 New Mexico crew members, 21 New Mexico actors and 250 New Mexico background talent, according to the N.M. Film Office.
Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes of the Economic Development Department expects a busy summer production season in New Mexico for film and television as word gets out about new incentives for the industry.
“Our crews, our climate have always been terrific, and now we have an incentives law to match,” Keyes said.
The production will qualify for an extra 5% because it is filming outside of the Albuquerque-Santa Fe corridor.
Signed into law last month by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the updated film initiative provides rebates on qualified expenses up to 35% and more than doubles the annual cap on payments. It also exempts the cap altogether for those companies that sign a 10-year partnership with New Mexico.
Martini will direct and Michael Hagerty is producing.