What we know about Bonanza Creek Ranch, the set of Alec Baldwin's film 'Rust'

What we know about Bonanza Creek Ranch, the set of Alec Baldwin's film 'Rust'

Alec Baldwin was filming his new movie “Rust” in Sante Fe, New Mexico, when the Sante Fe County Sheriff’s Office said he discharged a prop gun that killed the film’s cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, and injured the director, Joel Souza.

The movie was being filmed at Bonanza Creek Ranch, which describes itself as a “all-inclusive film location nestled in the foothills of northern New Mexico.”

According to the ranch’s website, there are five sets on the several thousand acre site, including a 24-building town and sweeping views for movies, music videos, commercials and more. 

The Western-themed venue can also be rented for weddings, private parties, corporate retreats and classroom visits.

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New Mexico has a whole film industry and film-based tourism initiative tied to it.

According to the Sante Fe Chamber of Commerce, movies and shows that have filmed around the state capital include “True Grit,” “Independence Day,” “City Slickers,” “Breaking Bad” and “Longmire,” the latter of which filmed at Bonanza Creek Ranch.

The ranch’s website says other films that have been filmed on its property through the years include “Cowboys and Aliens,” “All the Pretty Horses” and “Silverado.”

The gate to Bonanza Creek Ranch was locked on October 22, 2021 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


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