National Anthem, starring Sydney Sweeney and Halsey, to shoot in New Mexico

The heist drama will employ more than 100 New Mexico crew

By Melissa Kasule 7 Feb 2022

National Anthem, starring Sydney Sweeney and Halsey, to shoot in New Mexico
Sydney Sweeney. Credit: Elias Tahan

National Anthem, starring Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria, White Lotus), and singer Halsey, is set to begin filming in New Mexico this month.

The Page Fifty-Four Pictures and BRON Studio co-production is the screenwriter and poet Tony Tost’s directorial debut.

The film follows a gritty hunt for a valuable rare Lakota Native American Ghost Shirt which some are hunting for its fortune; others for personal freedom, and others simply want to return it properly to its home.
The main cast also includes Paul Walter Hauser, Toby Huss, Gavin Maddox, Harriet Sansom Harris and newcomer Derek Hinkey.

Producers are Alex Saks (Red Rocket, The Florida Project) for Page Fifty-Four and Aaron L. Gilbert (The Survivor, Licorice Pizza) for BRON Studio.
Creative Wealth Media’s Jason Cloth (Licorice Pizza, House of Gucci) serves as an executive producer and Native American activist Marcus RedThunder serves as a consultant on the film.
The production will employ approximately 110 New Mexico crew members; 32 New Mexico principal actors including stunt performers, and 67 New Mexico background performers.

National Anthem is employing many of our own cast and crew, skilled New Mexicans who work behind-the-camera, and on-screen, and the film will showcase our exceptional landscapes,” said Amber Dodson, director, New Mexico Film Office.

National Anthem marks our fourth production in New Mexico, and we are thrilled to be back. The incredible landscapes, advanced production capabilities and wealth of creative talent makes it an ideal place to shoot,” added Steven Thibault, COO at BRON. “We are grateful to be welcomed back by Amber Dodson and the New Mexico Film Office, who have offered tremendous expertise and support to BRON. We are excited to continue working with governor Lujan Grisham, cabinet secretary Alicia J. Keyes and their whole team to highlight and enhance the already outstanding film production of New Mexico.”

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