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SANTA FE—Gov. Bill Richardson today announced that the film Tiger Eyes is being shot in New Mexico. The film is an adaptation of the young adult novel by bestselling author Judy Blume.
The production is shooting in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Los Alamos and is expected to hire more than 100 New Mexico cast and crew.
“Judy Blume’s novels are known throughout the world for their character-driven, relatable stories that take on real-life issues, and I am sure this will be a tremendous success,” Richardson said.
“Tiger Eyes is set in and around Los Alamos, and I am pleased that the production will stay true to its New Mexico roots.”
Tiger Eyes tells the story of a teenage girl, Davey Wexler, struggling to deal with the murder of her father. Seeking a fresh start, Davey’s mother moves her and her little brother to Los Alamos to live with relatives.
While climbing in the canyon Davey meets the mysterious Wolf, who helps her find a way to get on with her life.
Judy said, “I’m thrilled this dream is finally coming true. Larry has wanted to direct the film version of Tiger Eyes since he was at film school. Sometimes it pays to wait. I look forward to seeing my characters come to life on the big screen. All but three of 31 actors in our movie live and work in New Mexico!”
The film stars Willa Holland (forthcoming Straw Dogs) and Tatanka Means (The Burrowers). It is directed by Lawrence Blume, and produced for Amber Entertainment by Lawrence Elman, Ileen Maisel, Jane Fleming, and Mark Ordesky. And for Tashmoo Productions by Judy Blume, Lawrence Blume, and George Cooper.
The screenplay was written by Judy Blume and Lawrence Blume.
Since Richardson took office in 2003, more than 143 major film and television productions have been made in New Mexico, with an estimated economic impact of more than $3.3 billion.
There are 10,000 direct and indirect film-related jobs in the state, and more than 250 businesses and services directly related to the industry.
Visit the New Mexico Film Office online at www.nmfilm.com, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.