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U.S.A – Iowa

Iowa Film & Photography Production Services

Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in Iowa? We have fully vetted, locally based fixers, service producers, directors, DP’s, videographers, cameramen, photographers, sound operators, production drivers, and a range of other film crew. Contact us for referrals, questions, cost estimates and references.

Want to know more about shooting in Iowa? See below for an introduction to Iowa locations, permits, when to shoot, crew and equipment, and film friendly hotels.

Film Locations. Des Moines is the capital and largest city in Iowa. As well as offering a small city skyline, Des Moines also has the State Capitol building, Tressle Trail Bridge and Grotto Arcade. Outside of Des Moines, locations of interest to filmmakers and photographers include the Mississippi River, Great Lakes, Loess Hills, and covered bridges of Madison County. Iowa’s agricultural locations include corn fields and apple orchards.

Every four years, as US presidential elections loom, the world comes to Iowa for the Iowa caucuses, the first in the nation.

Iowa has hosted films including Field of Dreams, The Bridges of Madison County and Children of the Corn.

Iowa Film Location Permits. No general permits required for filming in Iowa. Location fees are typically modest. Filming in parks and closing streets requires permits and proof of insurance. Please contact us for location specific information.

When to shoot? Spring is generally quite wet. Summers are hot and humid. Iowa experiences tornadoes in the spring and summer months. Fall brings colorful leaves on the ground. Winters are very cold and snow-covered.

Crew and Equipment. Iowa has a small pool of local crew as well as some standard grip, lighting and camera gear for hire.

Contact us if you are looking for a Des Moines or Sioux City based director, DP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, or any other film crew in Iowa.

Tax Incentives. Iowa does not offer a production incentive program.

Accommodation. Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Des Moines, Sioux City and other areas of Iowa.

Projects. For an example of TV commercials, stills campaigns, online content, corporate videos, virtual reality 360 content, feature films, TV series and documentaries shot in Iowa, please see below:

If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer anywhere in Iowa, please contact us.

We are able to provide you with answers, references and bids quickly.

Down Time. County Fairs and delicious farm to table meals.