Northern New Mexico snagged another film production.
The New Mexico Film Office announced that the independent feature “Making a Killing” will begin filming this month in Las Vegas, N.M. and Montezuma.
“Making a Killing” is the story of a special investigator who is assigned to a murder in a small Southwestern town, but soon finds that underneath the surface is a foundation of lies and greed that, when revealed, will rock the community to its core.
According to the film office, production will take place through the end of October.
It will also employ 20 New Mexico crew members, 15 New Mexico principal actors and 30 New Mexico background talent.
“We are pleased to welcome and host the film team from ‘Making a Killing.’ We thank them for embracing the community in ways beyond filming by immersing themselves with the locals and the culture, and engaging with our businesses and non-profits,” said Las Vegas Mayor Tonita Gurulé-Girón. “Choosing to film in Las Vegas, N. M., shows once again Las Vegas is a Renaissance Lady as a film backdrop. She reinvents her authentic history in hundreds of movies and is an amazing destination for those who love film.”
The film stars Christopher Lloyd, Michael Jai White, Sally Kirkland, Mike Starr, and Aida Turturro.
The production also features three New Mexico actors. They are David Midthunder, Jack Forcinito and Joe Berryman.
The film is being produced by CanAmPac3 LLC.