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  • 300 days of sunshine
  • Stunning outdoor locations
  • From alpine lakes to desertscapes in minutes
  • Ample affordable and exquisite lodging options
  • High-speed broadband fiber optic internet throughout the region
  • New Mexico offers a 25-35% refundable tax credit for in-state productions.
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Taos would be thrilled to host your next production. Taos offers diverse and unique settings with its old west charm, native American culture, historic southwest architecture and expansive natural environments. Taos provides a wide variety of backdrops to suit any project.

Our film roots run deep. Dennis Hopper fell in love with Taos while on location for the production of Easy Rider, and in the late 1960’s, he left Hollywood to make Taos his home. He brought with him a community of actors and artists, and a creative counterculture that settled right in to the unique melting pot that is Taos.

Taos continues to cast its spell on artists and visionaries. The alluring light, stunning landscapes, and rich history make Taos one of the most enchanting small towns in the world.

Filming Incentives

  • Base refundable tax credit – 25%
  • Maximum refundable tax credit allowed – 35%

Learn More About New Mexico Filming Incentives >

Films Made in Taos

  • All the Pretty Horses, 2000
  • American Dreamer, 1984
  • Backtrack, aka “Catchfire”, 1990
  • Batman vs. Superman, 2015
  • Bite the Bullet, 1975
  • Blue de Ville, 1986
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1979
  • Butch and Sundance: The Early Days, 1979
  • Carving the White, 1993
  • Challenger: An Exploration of Art and Spirit, 2002
  • Chicken Feed, 2011
  • Colors of Courage: Sons of New Mexico, 2002
  • Cortez, 2015
  • Cycles South, 1971
  • Descansos, 2009
  • Easy Rider, 1969
  • Embrace, 2001
  • Every Which Way But Loose, 1978
  • Finding Lee Mullican, 2008
  • Fools Rush In, 1996
  • Garbage, 1996
  • Ghost Phone, 2013
  • Hollywood or Bust, 1956
  • Hope, 2005
  • Jean Mayer, Hotel St. Bernard, 2009
  • Made in New Mexico, 2012
  • Make Haste to Live, 1954
  • Natural Born Killers, 1994
  • Off the Map, 2003
  • Old New Mexico, 1940
  • One World, 2001
  • Paul, 2011
  • Powwow Highway, 1989
  • Road Scholar, 1993
  • Sacred Earth: Makoce Wakan, 1993
  • Search for the Gods, 1975
  • Seraphim Falls, 2006
  • Sidewinder 1, 1977
  • Spoonfed Reality, 2011
  • Surviving Columbus, 1992
  • String Theory, 2004
  • Sweet Hostage, 1975
  • Taos, 2008
  • Tell Them Who You Are, 2004
  • Terminator Salvation, 2009
  • The American Dreamer, 1971
  • The Biggest Story Problem, 2012
  • The Cry, 2007
  • The Man from Laramie, 1955
  • The Naked Ape, 2006
  • Trailer: The Movie, 1999
  • Twins, 1988
  • Valley of the Sun, 1942
  • White Sands, 1992
  • Wild Hogs, 2007