Film is an art form. And you know how this place attracts artists.
There's something about the light and the landscape here that has captivated some of the world's most famous artists for over a hundred years. They can't help wanting to paint it any more than you can help wanting to put it on film.
We understand completely. That's why we've made it so easy to shoot here. We offer one of the leading incentive packages in the country. A 25% rebate on all production expenditures, including New Mexico labor, that are subject to New Mexico State Tax. It's a refund, not a credit, making Santa Fe an affordable alternative to leaving the country.
For more, visit the New Mexico Film Office.
Santa Fe has been called "The Heart of the American West" for good reason: Our region's frontier sagas of romance and history, its big hearted cowboy quests and the enduring mystique of ancient culture have woven themselves deeply into the tapestry of our collective memory and imaginations. Yet Santa Fe offers much more to filmmakers, still photographers and commercial producers than just a superb Western setting. Santa Fe's remarkable light, clear skies, distinctive architecture and a certain "otherworldly" quality to the landscape has drawn many major contemporary projects and independent feature films to this friendly town.
Home to many film industry greats, Santa Fe boasts a wealth of talented technicians, artists, production and location managers, and diverse support staff trained and tested in the most demanding markets in the world. This pool of experienced and motivated cast and crew is one more reason choosing Santa Fe as a location makes sense. Click here for the: City of Santa Fe Electronic Permit
Add to that pool of talent the newest, most sophisticated sound stage in the West, Santa Fe Studios. Opened in the fall of 2011 and located just south of the city, Santa Fe Studios was built by filmmakers for filmmakers with two, 18,000 square foot stages, 24,000 square feet of production offices, full on-site production services, and National LambdaRail broadband. It also may be the first, LEED-designed, industry-standard film studio facility in the world.
The Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau's Film Office is ready to assist the motion picture, video, television, commercial and still photography industries considering Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico as possible locations. Our knowledgeable staff can help with:
25% Tax Rebate and Other State Incentives
The Southwest's most utilized sound stage and post-production facility, the Garson Studios, is conveniently located in town. Garson Studios contains two sound stages, 14,000 and 7,000 square feet, production offices, wardrobe facilities, ample phone/fax lines, trailer hookups and has been utilized by numerous film and TV productions. The surrounding area offers classic adobe structures, pinon-covered mountains, historic churches, high desert vistas and landscapes in an endless-variety. Set just outside of Santa Fe are three of the west's most complete western sets; Cerro Pelon, the Eaves Ranch and Bonanza Creek Ranch. Santa Fe is also home to a production "tank" and a non-working prison set facility. Santa Fe has the locations and facilities for many kinds of productions, save those beach scenes, and our staff is ready to help in every way possible.
Santa Fe Film Office
Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909
Phone 505-955-6211 / 800-984-9984
Shot on Location in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico:
Independence Day, Last Man Standing, Last Stand at Saber River, Wild Wild West, All The Pretty Horses, The Lazarus Man, Earth 2, The Cowboy Way, Natural Born Killers, Wyatt Earp, White Sands, City Slickers, The Missing, North Country, Into the West, Comanche Moon, No Country for Old Men, Wild Hogs, 3:10 to Yuma, and hundreds of other projects in over 100 years of filmmaking in New Mexico.
Click Here to View Reel Scout, the searchable database of New Mexico locations, brought to you by the New Mexico Film Office.