Chris Roybal & C. Britnie Burds represent the City of Grants, the Village of Milan and Cibola County. Some of the productions that have shot in their area are Clockers (1995), 21 Grams (2003), Jackie (2012) and Buffalo (2015).
How can you help filmmakers that come to your area?
We have created a website (
) with resources for filmmakers that are interested in coming to our area. It has links to the NM Film Office, to our Film Permit guidelines and application, information on locations, the NM Film Office Incentive and information on our area. We can facilitate communications when locations and services are being searched for also.
What do you consider to be a unique location in your jurisdiction? We have a few unique locations: the New Mexico Mining Museum has the only simulated underground Uranium Mine in the world, the La Ventana Arch is the 2nd largest natural arch in New Mexico, the El Malpais National Monument has the primeval black basalt terrain created by volcanic forces over the past million years, Mount Taylor is a stratovolcano that is the high point of the San Mateo Mountains and the Highest Point in the Cibola National Forest, the El Morro National Monument were Ancestral Puebloans, Spanish and American travelers carved over 2,000 signatures, dates, messages, and petroglyphs, and also we have the longest drivable stretch of Historic Route 66 in New Mexico at around 87 miles (with the Neon Arch).
Favorite movie or tv show?
C. Britnie Burds - My favorite movie is John Carpenter’s Halloween, I’ve always been a horror fan.
Chris Roybal - I’m a big fan of Breaking Bad, it’s great to see places you know on a popular TV show that people really enjoy.