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Brenden Fehr, executive producer of “Behind The Yellow House,” stands in front of the Belen Police Department, one of the locations he and the location crew scouted for the new show last week.

The New Mexico Film Office announces an intended television series, “Behind the Yellow House,” produced by Velvet Yard Productions, LLC has begun production in Belen.

“‘Behind the Yellow House’ is packed with not only a story that explores the tale of growing up in New Mexico, but is also being shot in Belen, New Mexico, and employing a number of New Mexicans. We welcome the production team of ‘Behind the Yellow House’ to our beautiful state,” said Amber Dodson, director of the New Mexico Film Office.

“Behind the Yellow House” follows young Maggie, who is being raised in the mountains of New Mexico by a dysfunctional family. When faced with her predestined future, Maggie realizes the choice is not hers.

“Behind the Yellow House” is directed by Joel Vallie (“Beautiful Prison”), with Terry Futschik and Brendan Fehr as executive producers.

“New Mexico was chosen for this production because of the availability of the incredible cast and crew located within the state and the film friendly tax incentives, but we must add, New Mexico’s landscape brings such value to any film being shot in the state,” said Futschik.

The production will employ about 35 New Mexico crew members, six New Mexico principal actors, including, Beth Bailey, Marie Wagenman, Jodi Lynn Thomas, Taylor Rodriguez, Brendan Fehr and Angela Wilson as well as 20 New Mexico background talent.

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. Those restrictions include but are not limited to the adherence to occupancy maximums, the maintaining of physical distancing between individuals, wearing masks, routine disinfection, symptom screenings and more.

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