OUR MISSION

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

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 Las Cruces.
  • 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.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive location, crew, and vendor support database.
  • Support community education about the film and entertainment arts industries.
  • Support local filmmakers.

STAFF and BOARD OF DIRECTORS

STAFF

Drew Mayer-Oakes

Las Cruces Film Liaison

STAFF

Jon Foley

Las Cruces Deputy Film Liaison

Jeff Steinborn

President
State Senator

Ross Marks

Vice-President
Director, CMI

Derek Fisher

Secretary
Associate Professor, NMSU CMI, Animation and Visual Effects

Amy Lanasa

Director of NMSU Creative Media Institute (CMI)

Matt Byrnes

Chair of DACC Digital Imaging & Design Technology (CMT)

Cathie Fern

Chairperson of SCORE Las Cruces

Pepper Gallegos

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

Rajeev Nirmalakhandan

Director, CMI

Stephen Osborn

Filmmaker, Photographer, CMT

Russ Smith

Treasurer

Chair Project Mainstreet

Mark Vasconcellos

Actor, Director, Bigbask Productions

Lamaia Vaughn

CMT

Dan Williams

Writer, Grip, CMT, IATSE

Constance Hasapopoulos

Actress, Writer, A Children’s Theatre Founder

Max Bower

Real Estate Developer, Venture Capitalist

Irene Oliver-Lewis

Ex-Officio Board Member
Artist, Arts Advocate, Founder Alma de Arte

Mark Medoff

Ex-Officio Board Member
Director, Actor, Screenwriter, Playwright, CMI