SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Film Office today announced the
feature film Chupa is currently in production in the state for Netflix.
Filming will take place from August – October 2021 in Estancia, the Zia
Pueblo, Mesilla, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque New Mexico.
“Chupa is employing over 900 New Mexicans over the next 3 months,
which continues our strong and ongoing relationship with Netflix”,
said Amber Dodson, Director, New Mexico Film Office.
Jonás Cuarón’s directs Chupa and 26th Street Pictures Chris
Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe are producing. Executive
Producers are G. Mac Brown and Brendan Bellomo. Principal cast includes
Oscar® nominee Demián Bichir, along with Evan Whitten, Nickolas
Verdugo, and Ashley Ciarra.
The film follows a teenager (Whitten) who, while visiting his family in
Mexico, gains an unlikely companion when he discovers a mythical
creature hiding on his grandfather’s (Bichir) ranch. To save him,
Alex, and his cousins (Verdugo & Ciarra) must embark on the adventure of
Jhamal Robinson, VP Physical Production, UCAN, at Netflix said, “We’re
excited to bring Chupa to New Mexico, where a great range of fantastic
locations and experienced crews will help us bring this exceptional
story to life.”
The production is employing approximately 300 New Mexico crew members
and 650 New Mexico background and extras.
The original screenplay was written by Marcus Rinehart, Sean Kennedy
Moore, and Joe Barnathan, with rewrites by Jonás Cuarón.
For more information on the production contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 24, 2021
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