The New Mexico Film Office has a network of Film Liaisons throughout the state to help film productions with local services.
Rita Smith represents Guadalupe County and has worked with several productions interested in shooting there, linking them to locations and community resources.
The most recent film to shoot in the area was Cowboy Drifter (2016) that filmed for a day in Santa Rosa, N.M.
In my experience filmmakers want to know what community resources are available to them. Quickly linking them to resources and promptly sending them pictures of locations is imperative. My county is very spread out and some of the main communities are 30 to 40 miles apart. To speed up the process I had to get an assistant to help me take pictures when needed.
The most unique location in my area is The Blue Hole. The Blue Hole is a circular, bell-shaped natural pool that is one of the most popular dive destinations in the US for scuba diving and training . It is a clear blue body of water with a constant 62 °F temperature and constant inflow of 3,000 gallons per minute. It is 80 feet deep. People from all over the country stop to view it and swim in it as well.
120 Years of Film in New Mexico Fun Fact: A lot of the older folks in Santa Rosa remember when Lynda Carter, the actress who played Wonder Woman, was in a movie called Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw (1976) they did a couple scenes in Santa Rosa and Vaughn, N.M.