She Rides Shotgun

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New Mexico Film Office Announces Feature Film “She Rides Shotgun” from FIFTH SEASON Is Currently Filming in New Mexico

Santa Fe, N.M. - New Mexico Film Office Director Amber Dodson announced today that FIFTH SEASON’s feature film, “She Rides Shotgun,” is currently filming in and around Albuquerque and Zia Pueblo.

The production is employing over 400 New Mexicans – 62 crew members, 20 principal actors, and 255 background talent. Expected to wrap soon, “She Rides Shotgun” is based on a novel by Jordan Harper, directed by Nick Rowland (“Calm with Horses,” “Floodlights”), and written by Harper with revisions by Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski, (“The Night House,” “Hellraiser”), and Rowland. Taron Egerton (“Tetris”) stars along with Ana Sophia Heger (“Things Heard & Seen”), Rob Yang ("Succession," “The Menu”), John Carroll Lynch (“The Trial of the Chicago Seven”), Odessa A'zion (“Sitting in Bars with Cake,” “Fresh Kills,” “Grand Army”), and David Lyons ("Truth Be Told").

The storyline follows Nate (Egerton), who, after years in prison, has made some dangerous enemies, including the powerful criminal gang he worked for on the inside. Desperate for a fresh start, Nate cuts ties with his old crew upon his release from prison, but the gang retaliates by putting a hit on his family. Nate picks up Polly, his shy eleven-year-old daughter he hardly knows and goes on the run to keep her out of harm’s way. As they attempt to stay off the radar, it becomes clear that their enemies are relentless and won’t give up easily. Nate teaches Polly how to survive and watches her transform from a timid little girl into a force to be reckoned with. Nate, in turn, learns what it is to love unconditionally as he bonds with his daughter and battles for their future.

FIFTH SEASON fully financed and produced the film alongside Brad Weston (“Queen & Slim,” “One Thousand and One”) and Collin Creighton (“Okja,” “Marco Polo”) for Makeready and Hiro Murai and Nate Matteson (“The Bear,” “Station Eleven”) for Superfrog. Ken Kao and Josh Rosenbaum of Waypoint Entertainment (“The Favourite,” “Cuckoo”) and Marsha Swinton (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) will executive produce alongside Egerton.

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About FIFTH SEASON - FIFTH SEASON is a global leader in the creation, production, financing, and distribution of best-in-class films, series, and documentaries. Combining all the resources of a major studio with unique flexibility, a talent-driven approach, and an integrated ecosystem of internal teams and partner companies, the creative powerhouse executes custom strategies to maximize the value of its owned and third-party projects. FIFTH SEASON’s varied film slate includes hit ensemble comedies 80 for Brady and the Book Club franchise, multiple Academy Award® nominee The Lost Daughter, award-winning musical In the Heights, William Oldroyd’s Eileen, and Michael Bay’s Ambulance. The studio has produced such star-driven series as 14 Emmy® nominee Severance, Tokyo Vice, Scenes from a Marriage, Life & Beth, Nine Perfect Strangers, and the upcoming Lady in the Lake and Chief of War, while also financing and internationally distributing a library including Killing Eve, The Morning Show, Pachinko, The Night Manager, and Normal People. In documentary, FIFTH SEASON is behind Emmy nominees McCartney 3,2,1, Being Mary Tyler Moore, Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men, and more.


Year: 2024

Project Type: Feature Film

Status: In Production

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Producer: FIFTH SEASON, Brad Weston, Collin Creighton, Hiro Murai, Nate Matteson, Ken Kao, Josh Rosenbaum, and Taron EgertonMarsha Swinton,

Director: Nick Rowland

Cast: Taron Egerton, Ana Sophia Heger, Rob Yang, John Carroll Lynch, Odessa A'zion, and David Lyons

  • Albuquerque
  • Zia Pueblo