Independent movie could mean 5 acres of land

Created: 12/04/2013 5:47 PM
By: Jorge Torres, KOB Eyewitness News 4

New Mexico has been a hotbed for film making, especially for block-busters like Transformers, but two men, Jeff Jackson and Darien Fernandez, who work for Taos Land and Movie Company, are wanting to bring independent films back to the state.

They'll soon be airing the movie "Ghost Phone" which is about a man who communicates with dead family members on his cell phone.

How do you fill up the seats without major movie stars on the big screen?

"Our star is Taos, New Mexico," Jackson said.

That's right. Taos! 5 acres of it! It's part of the promotion for the movie.

The land is on Cerro Montoso and has spectacular views of the Rio Grande Gorge Rift Valley.

"It's our way of getting people into the theaters to see our movie. Not that we think our movie doesn't have merit, but it's still hard to get it out there and get people exposed to it," Jackson stated.

The movie will air from December 6th-19th in several small communities, including Taos, Espanola, and Los Lunas at the Mitchell Theaters.

"We're going to do a drawing on December 23rd on Taos Plaza and our mayor Darren Cordova gets to pull the winning ticket," Fernandez said.

As long as you have your ticket stub, you have a shot at winning!

You don't have to be in Taos when the drawing occurs, but you must claim the land if you have the winning ticket within two weeks of the drawing.

To find out more about the movie and the drawing, click on the link below.

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