The Price We Pay

Production Announcement

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The New Mexico Film Office Announces

The Price We Pay Has Completed

Production in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Film Office today announced the feature film, The Price We Pay, has completed production in New Mexico. Production took place during July and August 2021 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The film is produced by Price Productions LLC.

“New Mexico was named a hot spot for film and television production in 2020 by Deadline Hollywood, with Las Cruces being one of the three cities highlighted in the state. From unique locations and crew to production resources, film schools, and a film office, Las Cruces is quickly building up infrastructure to support production in Southern New Mexico,” said Amber Dodson, Director, New Mexico Film Office.

The Price We Pay is directed by Ryuhei Kitamura (The Midnight Meat Train, No One Lives) and produced by Andre Relis (Wander, The Last Son) Robert Dean (Slayers, Dig) Bill Kelman (Serving Santino).

The Price We Pay, starring Vernon Wells (Commando, Mad Max), is the story of a woman with nothing to lose who is taken hostage by a group of criminals that quickly realize they are in way over their heads.

The production employed approximately 30 New Mexico crew members, 10 New Mexico principal actors, and 10 New Mexico background and extras.

“We are extremely grateful to shoot another film in Southern New Mexico,” said Director Ryuhei Kitamura.

For more information on the production,

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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Studio: Price Productions LLC

Producer: Andre Relis, Robert Dean, Bill Kelman

Director: Ryuhei Kitamura

Cast: Vernon Wells

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