About Film Las Cruces

Expanding the New Mexico film and television industry

Our Mission

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:

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

Staff Members

Elijah Villapando
Associate Film Liaison
eli@filmlascruces.com
575-805-3456

Tonii Lindy
Operations Coordinator
tonii@filmlascruces.com
575-805-3456

Andrew Jara
Film Liaison
andrew@filmlascruces.com
575-805-3456

Board of Directors

Jeff Steinborn
President
State Senator

Pepper Gallegos
Vice-President
Professional Makeup / Hair and Special Effects Artist

Christopher Stanley
Treasurer
Independent Producer

Denise LaFrance Ojinaga
      Secretary       Marketing Communications Specialist, DACC

Mitch Fowler
Local 600, CMI

Matt Byrnes
Chair of DACC Digital Imaging & Design Technology (CMT)

Ross Marks
Professor/Filmmaker

Marilyn Brindis
Producer, Director, Location Manager
Camera Hogs, LLC

Stephen Osborn
Filmmaker, Photographer, CMT

Lynwood Spinks
Retired Film Executive

Jerry Prochazka
CEO and Founder at Ganymede Games CEO and Founder at Cackleberry Games

 

Mark Vasconcellos
Actor, Director, Bigbask Productions

Dave Witt
Producer, ScaryLittle Films

Christina Ballew
Producer, Creative Director, NMCO Studio