Sunday, December 20, 2009

New Mexico Lighting and Grip

Industrial Strength Support for the New Mexico Film Industry

There are many factors that help productions decide where they're going to film, and industry supporting infrastructure is one of them. In addition to our attractive incentive program, New Mexico has industrial strength vendors who know the ins and outs of working in Hollywood.

New Mexico Lighting and Grip is one such company.

Opening its doors at Albuquerque Studios in 2007, New Mexico Lighting & Grip Company offers a keystone inventory of lighting and grip equipment and serves major motion pictures, independent features, television and commercial productions in New Mexico, and nationwide. Their credits include In Plain Sight (season 1 and, soon, Season 3) Breaking Bad (season 1-3), The Spirit, The Game, Cirque du Freak, The Betterman, The Resident, Paul, Book of Eli, Terminator 4, and The Spy Next Door.

Their 25,000 sq ft warehouse is stocked with HMI, Incandescent, Kino Flo ®, Dimming, Moving Lights, generators and LED Lighting. For grips, the company carries a full range of digital blue and green screens, steel deck and green bed scaffold systems. NMLGC is also the local representative of Airstar Balloon Lighting.

"It is great to be partnered with Albuquerque Studios and part of the growing New Mexico filmmaking community," said Sean Buckler, rental manager for New Mexico Lighting & Grip Company. "We offer the full range of equipment from complete packages to supplemental packages for independent gaffers and key grips."

In 2008, NMLGC opened New Mexico's first Expendables Store which carries gels, globes, electrical, tape, tools, camera supplies, hardware, lumber, paint/paint supplies, textiles, office/kitchen supplies, apparel.

Meet The NMLGC Management

Sean Buckler, Manager
Sean Buckler is the Mangager of New Mexico
Lighting and Grip Company. Prior to his current role, Sean served as Rental Agent for NBC Universal Set Lighting in Los Angeles were he gained a broad spectrum of industry experience and knowledge. In 2007, Sean was selected to set up NMLGC in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was subsequently promoted to his current position in January 2009.

Under his management, NMLGC supports the independent, eight stage Albuquerque Studios as well as numerous off lot productions. Since opening, New Mexico Lighting and Grip has serviced 10 features, 3 television shows and numerous independent productions in various locations throughout North America.

Sean's credits include American Pie, Friday Night Lights, American Dreamz, Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Accepted, Cirque Du Freak, and Paul.

For more information, a tour, or equipment or expendables request - in New Mexico or nationwide - contact Sean at (505) 227-2500, or email