The mission of Film Las Cruces is to promote and develop the film and entertainment arts industries in Doña Ana County and Southern New Mexico.

The primary objectives of Film Las Cruces Include:

  • Maintain a film liaison office focused on the development and promotion of the film and entertainment arts industries in the City of Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, and Southern New Mexico.
  • Promote and assist in the development of film and entertainment arts production infrastructure in Las Cruces and Doña Ana County.
  • Collaborate with regional academic institutions, professional film workforce development organizations, and the community to develop and sustain a trained film and entertainment arts workforce.
  • Maintain a comprehensive location, crew, and vendor support database.
  • Support community education about the film and entertainment arts industries.
  • Support local filmmakers.


Don Gray

Director, Las Cruces Film Office

Don@filmlascruces.com // 575-805-3456

Jon Foley

Film Liaison, Film Las Cruces

Jon@filmlascruces.com // 575-805-3456

Chris Sheppard

Operations Coordinator

Chris@filmlascruces.com // 575-805-3456

Guillermo Portillo

Film Las Cruces Studios Coordinator

Studio@filmlascruces.com // 575-805-3456


Jeff Steinborn

State Senator

Matt Byrnes

Chair of DACC Digital Imaging & Design Technology (CMT)

Jerry Prochazka

CEO and Founder at Ganymede Games
CEO and Founder at Cackleberry Games

Davin Lopez

President & CEO of Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance

Pepper Gallegos

Professional Makeup/Hair and Special Effects Makeup Artist / IATSE Local 480 Trustee

Dr. Renay Scott

VP of Student Success, New Mexico State University

Stephen Osborn

Filmmaker, Photographer, CMT

Mark Vasconcellos

Actor, Director, Bigbask Productions

Lamaia Vaughn


Dave Witt

Executive Director at Borderscene Film Festival
Producer, ScaryLittle Films

Mitch Fowler

Local 600, CMI