Santa Cruz County Film Commission
The Santa Cruz County Film Commission assists with film permits, locations, and provides information on crew, equipment and support services for feature films, commercials, television, and still photography shoots.
Santa Cruz is located on California's Central Coast, approximately 70 miles/113 km south of San Francisco, and 349 miles/562 km north of Los Angeles.
In addition to its locations and proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Cruz County offers a diversity of locations, including majestic redwood forests, winding mountain roads, charming rustic towns, an historic narrow-gauge railroad at Roaring Camp Railroads, old Victorian neighborhoods, colorful seaside villages, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, lush agricultural fields, dramatic coastal bluffs, and 29 miles of coastline, all within just a few hundred square miles. Santa Cruz enjoys over 300 days of sunshine every year.
The Santa Cruz County Visitors Council can also assist production companies with a wide range of lodging and dining options for every budget.
Santa Cruz County has been featured in over 140 television productions and feature films, including The Lost Boys, Harold and Maude, Kinsey, Frog and Wombat, Dangerous Minds, Sudden Impact, The Tripper, and Chasing Mavericks. Founded by the local film community, the Santa Cruz Film Festival features independently-produced movies each spring as a way to celebrate the community's rich cinematic history.
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