JOIN US AT THE TOP

From high atop the mountains and deep in the desert

you will find a land of storytellers and seekers.

This is where we call home.

INSPIRADO started out of the fire of a global event.

At a time when we all needed it the most.

Our origin story has just begun.

Join us at the top.

From high atop the mountains and deep in the desert

You will find a land of storytellers and seekers.

This is where we call home.

INSPIRADO started out of the fire of a global event.

At a time when we all needed it the most.

Our origin story has just begun.

Join us at the top.

In 2020 New Mexico was in the middle of quarantine. Landmark businesses that had been open for generations were shuttering, and the flourishing film industry was replaced with empty lots, quiet soundstages, and hundreds of cast and crew desperate for work. For the first time in years, the NM film industry was quiet. 

Not content with sitting around and waiting for things to come back online, lifetime New Mexican Keagan Karnes and LA transplant Richard Farmer decided to use their 30+ years combined experience in film to take matters into their own hands. The result was Inspirado, a fully New Mexico based production company that specializes in crafting digital content, commercials, and features to create a real filmmaker ecosystem throughout the state.

For them, the purpose isn’t to play second fiddle to big movies or get passed over by coastal commercial shoots. They see a different way forward.  One that proudly states that they make art in the Land of Enchantment.

In 2020 New Mexico was in the middle of quarantine. Landmark businesses that had been open for generations were shuttering, and the flourishing film industry was replaced with empty lots, quiet soundstages, and hundreds of cast and crew desperate for work. For the first time in years, the NM film industry was quiet. 

Not content with sitting around and waiting for things to come back online, lifetime New Mexican Keagan Karnes and LA transplant Richard Farmer decided to use their 30+ years combined experience in film to take matters into their own hands. The result was Inspirado, a fully New Mexico based production company that specializes in crafting digital content, commercials, and features to create a real filmmaker ecosystem throughout the state.

For them, the purpose isn’t to play second fiddle to big movies or get passed over by coastal commercial shoots. They see a different way forward.  One that proudly states that they make art in the Land of Enchantment.

"Keagan Karnes and Richard Farmer are hoping to fill a void when it comes to filming commercials in the state."

Adrian Gomez, Albuquerque Journal

"Keagan Karnes and Richard Farmer are hoping to fill a void when it comes to filming commercials in the state."

Adrian Gomez, Albuquerque Journal

Philip Ettinger, Daniel Diemer Starring in ‘Little Brother’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Jennifer Yuma, Variety

Up, up and (virtually) away

Adrian Gomez, Albuquerque Journal

Up, up and (virtually) away

Adrian Gomez, Albuquerque Journal

Interview with KRQE News

INSPIRADO is a New Mexico-based production company that prides itself on the craft of making commercials, digital content, and feature films. The INSPIRADO team is made up of the region’s best storytellers committed to elevating every project to its highest potential.

INSPIRADO is a New Mexico-based production company that prides itself on the craft of making commercials, digital content, and feature films. The INSPIRADO team is made up of the region’s best storytellers committed to elevating every project to its highest potential.

Keagan Karnes

Keagan Karnes is a Latinx award-winning Producer and Line Producer for both narrative films and branded content. Keagan served as the Line Producer on the film Walking With Herb, starring Edward James Olmos and George Lopez, and written by Academy Award nominated screenwriter, Mark Medoff. The film was released theatrically in Spring 2021 and is currently streaming on major platforms. Most recently, Keagan Produced Little Brother, a dramedy starring Daniel Diemer, Phillip Ettinger and JK Simmons, and co-financed by his company 19Twelve Films. Little Brother is currently in post-production. Keagan has produced branded content for clients including eHarmony, Match.com, and Paypal and currently manages day-to-day operations and Executive Producer branded content at Inspirado LLC, with his partner and co-owner, Richard Farmer.

Richard Farmer

Farmer’s love of filmmaking can be traced back to his childhood on a ranch in Oklahoma where he dreamed of becoming a director. After college he lived in Prague, London and Seattle where he learned the craft of filmmaking from the ground up. In Los Angeles he worked as an Agency Producer for Ground Zero Advertising before becoming a full time Director. After over 20 years as a successful commercial director in Los Angeles and New York working for clients such as Ikea, Bic, Coca Cola, Bacardi, Playstation, Bud Light and Gillette, Richard moved to New Mexico in 2020 to start a new chapter with his family. While there, he met Keagan Karnes and the two shared a vision for a New Mexican based film production company, dedicated to producing new and exciting works that uplift New Mexican talent.

Joaquin M. Chavana

Joaquín M. Chavana is a director and Producer born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Since 2017 he has called Albuquerque his home base. Working on dozens of major feature films, television shows, music videos, and commercials; Joaquín has also helped to create and produce commercials for clients such as The New Mexico Department of Agriculture, Bernalillo County, Tourism Santa Fe, and the New Mexico Department of Health. 

Raised in a culture steeped in the art of storytelling Joaquín views Filmmaking as a way to both honor and grow that ancient tradition. Living life to the fullest to gain valuable experiences and lending an ear to those who love to share their stories, he loves to use both as a backdrop for creative applications. Joaquín also enjoys performing stand-up comedy. ’93 till.

Cole Velasquez

Cole Velasquez is a student attending the University of New Mexico and plans on graduating with a BA in Film and Digital Arts in 2024. Cole has been working with Inspirado for over a year preforming multiple jobs for the company and has assisted on productions such as the feature film Little Brother. With plans to pursue a career in the film industry, Cole fills his passion by producing short-films and mini documentaries with his fellow student peers and friends.

Sebastien Moulton

Sebastien Moulton graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BFA in Film & Digital Arts. He has been working with Inspirado since 2021 creating teasers and graphics for Inspirado projects. Sebastien plans to be an actor but his passion for creativity makes him a mutli-talented artist. 

Keagan Karnes

Keagan Karnes is a Latinx award-winning Producer and Line Producer for both narrative films and branded content. Keagan served as the Line Producer on the film Walking With Herb, starring Edward James Olmos and George Lopez, and written by Academy Award nominated screenwriter, Mark Medoff. The film was released theatrically in Spring 2021 and is currently streaming on major platforms. Most recently, Keagan Produced Little Brother, a dramedy starring Daniel Diemer, Phillip Ettinger and JK Simmons, and co-financed by his company 19Twelve Films. Little Brother is currently in post-production. Keagan has produced branded content for clients including eHarmony, Match.com, and Paypal and currently manages day-to-day operations and Executive Producer branded content at Inspirado LLC, with his partner and co-owner, Richard Farmer.

Farmer

Farmer’s love of filmmaking can be traced back to his childhood on a ranch in Oklahoma where he dreamed of becoming a director. After college he lived in Prague, London and Seattle where he learned the craft of filmmaking from the ground up. In Los Angeles he worked as an Agency Producer for Ground Zero Advertising before becoming a full time Director. After over 20 years as a successful commercial director in Los Angeles and New York working for clients such as Ikea, Bic, Coca Cola, Bacardi, Playstation, Bud Light and Gillette, Richard moved to New Mexico in 2020 to start a new chapter with his family. While there, he met Keagan Karnes and the two shared a vision for a New Mexican based film production company, dedicated to producing new and exciting works that uplift New Mexican talent.

Joaquin M. Chavana

Joaquín M. Chavana is a director and Producer born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Since 2017 he has called Albuquerque his home base. Working on dozens of major feature films, television shows, music videos, and commercials; Joaquín has also helped to create and produce commercials for clients such as The New Mexico Department of Agriculture, Bernalillo County, Tourism Santa Fe, and the New Mexico Department of Health. 

Raised in a culture steeped in the art of storytelling Joaquín views Filmmaking as a way to both honor and grow that ancient tradition. Living life to the fullest to gain valuable experiences and lending an ear to those who love to share their stories, he loves to use both as a backdrop for creative applications. Joaquín also enjoys performing stand-up comedy. ’93 till.

Cole Velasquez

Cole Velasquez is a student attending the University of New Mexico and plans on graduating with a BA in Film and Digital Arts in 2024. Cole has been working with Inspirado for over a year preforming multiple jobs for the company and has assisted on productions such as the feature film Little Brother. With plans to pursue a career in the film industry, Cole fills his passion by producing short-films and mini documentaries with his fellow student peers and friends.

Sebastien Moulton

Sebastien Moulton graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BFA in Film & Digital Arts. He has been working with Inspirado since 2021 creating teasers and graphics for Inspirado projects. Sebastien plans to be an actor but his passion for creativity makes him a mutli-talented artist.