Welcome to Cerrillos, New Mexico photo shoots & movie productions 

     If you are interested in filming a commercial, documentary or movie in Cerrillos please contact the New Mexico State Film Office, Santa Fe County and the Cerrillos Film Liaison. We request a donation to Las Candelas de Los Cerrillos - a 501c3, the village community association to use the town of Cerrillos as a base camp. Donations are used to sponsor village events.  
     You will need a Santa Fe County filming permit and proof of insurance. Please have a production representative contact private property owners before using private locations.  The contact for Santa Fe County is John Salazar (505) 986-6229 or
The Cerrillos film liaison is Todd Brown (505) 438-3008 or
Movies shot in Cerrillos

young guns john carpenters vampires     

The dirt streets and buildings of First and Main are the most popular locations for filming. In the spring of 1988 construction started for the feature film Young Guns. It took 3 weeks to build sets for town scenes. Forty five town residents were hired as extra's, painters & carpenters. Many were invited to the Santa Fe premier and Mary Mora was escorted to the gala in a limousine.  

Mary's Bar was the place to hide in John Carpenter's Vampires and portions of Convoy were shot along Hwy 14, between Madrid and Garden of the Gods.  Made for TV "Sparks" filmed in the Simoni Building and at the Casa Grande Trading Post. The trading post was also used for an AT&T commercial with Santa Domingo member Leo Coriz even though they didn't have a telephone hook up at the time. Another commercial filmed at the trading post supplied cases of salsa as a promotion.

Scenes for The Hitcher, Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden and The Edge were done on CR 57 west of town. Scenes for the Longmire pilot were filmed in Cerrillos and dust raised from the dirt streets is now infamous. In 2012, the school house property and San Marcos arroyo were used for the film We're the Millers.  

The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca - 1959 Disney TV Series * Robert Loggia, Robert Simon, Lisa Montell
Bearcats - 1971 TV series * Hank Brackett, Johnny Reach 
Shootout - 1971 * Gregory Peck, Patricia Quinn, Robert Lyons
Thomasine & Bushrod - 1974 * Vonette Mc Gee, Max Julien
Convoy - 1978 * - Kris Kristofferson, Ali McGraw, Ernest Borgnine
Outrageous Fortune - 1987 * Bette Midler, Shelley Long, George Carlin
Young Guns - 1988 * Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Lou Diamond Philips, Kiefer Southerland, Jack Palance
Sparks (The Price of Passion) - 1990 * Victoria Principle, Ted Wass, Hector Elizondo
John Carpenter's Vampires - 1998 * James Wood, Bobby Baldwin
Hi Lo Country - 1998 * Billy Crudup, Woody Harrelson, Patricia Arquette
Three Wise Guys - 2005 * Tom Arnold, Judd Nelson, Katey Sagal
Horror Chronicles "Wanted Dead or Alive" - 2006 * Chris Rhutan
The Hitcher - 2007 * Sean Bean, Sophia Bush, Zachary Knighton
Beer For My Horses - 2008 * Toby Keith, Rodney Carrington, ClaireForlani, Ted Nuggent
Longmire - 2011 TV Pilot - *Lou Diamond Philips, Rio Alexander, Adam Bartley, John Bishop
Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden
(was Code Name: Geronimo) - 2012 *Cam Gigandet, Anson Mount, Freddy Rodriguez
2 Guns - 2012 * Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg
We're The Millers - 2012 *Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts & Jason Sudeikis 

The Edge - 2014 *Shane Black, Donte Sponotti at Devils Throne
Patricia Brown,
Oct 15, 2016, 5:03 PM