Hot Seat

Production Announcement

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The New Mexico Film Office

Announces the Feature Film

Hot Seat

is Currently Filming in New Mexico

SANTA FE, NM - The New Mexico Film Office announced today the feature

film Hot Seat, produced by Hot Seat Movie LLC, is currently in production.

Filming will take place in November 2021 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Hot Seat is the story of a man who shows up at work to find a bomb under his


“Hot Seat is a big project with a stellar creative team behind it. Not only is the

production employing hundreds of New Mexican crew and talent, but it’s also

being shot in one of our up and coming film hotspots, Las Cruces,” Amber

Dodson, director, New Mexico Film Office, said.

"We welcome Hot Seat to Las Cruces. We’re excited to host this film production

and the opportunities it will create for local crew and small businesses," Las

Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima said.

Hot Seat is directed by James Cullen Bresseck (Survive the Game, Beyond the

Law) and produced by Randall Emmet (The Irishman, Boss Level) and George

Furla (Lone Survivor).

“We are very excited to be filming in New Mexico again after many years. We

had tremendous success on our past productions here and a great experience

with New Mexico crews,” Furla said.

The production will employ approximately 55 New Mexico crew members, 10

New Mexico principal actors, and 200 New Mexico background talent.

For any additional information on the production, contact

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.

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


Year: 2021

Project Type: Feature Film

Status: Premiered

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