Santa Fe, N.M. – New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that the feature “Hyde Park,” produced by Prestigious Films, will begin principal photography mid-March thru mid-April in Santa Fe.
“Since 1898, New Mexico has had a strong history of producing iconic stories of the American West,” said New Mexico State Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. “We are happy to welcome Hyde Park and their contribution to the genre – New Mexico, as always, will give them the best locations in the country to tell their story.”
The production will employ approximately 16 New Mexico crew members and 50 New Mexico background talent.
“The strong performance of the Santa Fe region in film production continues with this announcement,” said Santa Fe County Manager Katherine Miller. “We’re committed to supporting the industry throughout the region, and we warmly welcome ‘Hyde Park’ to the fold.”
The feature is directed by Nicholas Barton (“Wichita,” HBO “Boxing After Dark,” “The Human Trial”) and produced by Derin Dopps (former executive with Grizzly Adams Media Enterprises).
“We are really excited to be able to work with the talented artists in this State. The film industry is competitive here and there is a real desire to foster the development of motion picture projects from the government on down to the local vendor,” said producer Derin Dopps. “Besides, what could be a more beautiful backdrop for a classic Western, than the rugged natural landscapes of New Mexico?”
Starring Luke Arnold (“Black Sails”), M.C. Gainey (“ConAir,” “Django Unchained”), Viva Bianca (“Spartacus”), Quinn Lord (“The Man In The High Castle”), C. Thomas Howell (“Soul Man,” “The Outsiders”), Aly Mang (“John Wick 2”) and Richard Riehle (“Office Space”).
“Hyde Park” is the true story of a recently widowed lawman who befriends a boy dying of tuberculosis and a madam of the local brothel while their town is being politically and violently overtaken by a gang of reckless cattlemen from Texas.
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