No Cost Covid-19 Testing For Locally Produced Independent Film Projects

Aug 2, 2022

Contact: Dave Witt
WittVision – Owner

August 2nd, 2022 – The film industry has been hard hit by COVID-19. With widespread production delays, increased costs and challenges as a direct result of shutdowns related to the pandemic, it is essential to protect the health and safety of film crews and talent alike. The information received by regular COVID-19 screenings is critical for keeping film shoots safe and on schedule.

In order to be qualified for the New Mexico film tax credit, all productions must adhere to New Mexico’s Back2One film & television health safety initiative. Producers must follow the guidelines in Back2One and include COVID-19 testing as a part of their plan in order to be eligible for the incentive. COVID-19 testing is expensive, and when a film is working with a low budget, it can be daunting to try and allocate the funds to cover it.

“I understand the struggles of a tight budget,” Dave Witt, CEO of WittVision Medical said. “We want to work with the local film community to prevent further outbreaks and provide safe set environments for their projects. When our local creators can’t afford it, that’s where WittVision Medical can come into play.”

WittVision Medical wants to help local filmmakers provide safe conditions for cast and crews, at no to low cost. To be considered for free COVID-19 testing by WittVision Medical, the film project must be local and independently produced, filmed in Las Cruces, and working within a micro-budget. We will work with approved projects to develop a custom-designed COVID-19 production program to best protect everyone on their set. Plans can include initial testing, weekly testing & health management, as well as in-person set environment consultations.

Send us an email at to find out if your film project meets our requirements. For more information about COVID-19 testing visit our website at Let us care for your production – contact us today to learn more.