April 20th, 2021

Contact: Jonathon Sepp (575) 805-3456

LAS CRUCES, NM – Film Las Cruces is excited to announce a feature film, produced by Dig Films LLC, has begun production in Las Cruces, New Mexico and Doña Ana County. 

“We are excited to welcome Dig to the city of Las Cruces and Doña Ana County” said Film Las Cruces Director Don Gray. “Film and media is an important part of the creative and economic life of the area and the southern region of New Mexico and we are happy to have them in the community.”

The production, Dig, has been in pre-production since March 2021 and coordinating with the Las Cruces Film Office on a variety of local resources.

“As we work to increase the economic vitality for the City of Las Cruces, film and media production is an industry we continue to support,” City of Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima added. “I am pleased to see the film production Dig will be benefiting from our talented workforce and scenic diversity.”

Dig starring Thomas Jane and Emile Hirsch is the story of a widower’s strained relationship with his deaf teenage daughter, which is tested when they are held hostage by two intruders and are forced to dig under a vacant house, revealing a dark secret from the past.

“The City of Las Cruces is enthusiastic about the growth of the film and television industry in our area,” said City of Las Cruces City Manager Ifo Pili. “With some of the best production incentives in the country, Las Cruces has put in the work to provide a world class environment for productions. This feature film is another testament to our progress.”

The film is directed by K. Asher Levin (Slayers, Alexander IRL) and produced by Daniel Cummings (Slayers, The Seeker) and Robert Dean (Slayers, Dead of Night)

“We are all excited to have the opportunity to shoot in New Mexico to take full advantage of the state’s distinct and diverse landscapes as well as stellar crew,” Daniel Cummings.

The production will employ approximately 27 New Mexico crew members and 5 New Mexico principal talent.

“The New Mexico Film Office continues to push productions into every corner of New Mexico. In addition to Santa Fe and Albuquerque, Las Cruces is also a Hot Spot for film production in New Mexico,” said New Mexico Film Office Director, Amber Dodson. 

For more information on the production, contact: daniel.s.cummings@gmail.com 

All film and television productions in New Mexico are required to adhere to the state’s operative emergency public health order, associated public health restrictions and COVID Safe Practices. Those restrictions include but are not limited to the adherence to occupancy maximums, wearing masks at all times, daily disinfection, symptom screenings, and more.

The New Mexico Film Office has released Back2One, a catchall set of principles, general recommendations, and resources for film and television productions operating during COVID-19. Back2One recommendations and other COVID Safe Practices can be found at nmfilm.com.