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U.S.A – Alabama

Alabama 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 Alabama? 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 Alabama? See below for an introduction to Alabama locations, permits, when to shoot, crew, equipment, studios, tax incentives and film friendly hotels.

Film Locations. Stretching from the Gulf Coast to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Alabama is known for its beaches, bayous, mountains, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, caverns, forests, wildflowers, farmland, covered bridges, Antebellum mansions, and small towns nestled in rolling hills.

Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, and Huntsville offer small city skylines.

Natural locations of particular interest to filmmakers and photographers include Oak Mountain State Park, Lookout Mountain, Little River Canyon, Noccalula Falls, and Dauphin Island.

Other locations of interest include the US Space and Rocket Center, USS Alabama decommissioned battleship, Mobile Convention Center, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and Sloss Furnaces abandoned industrial looks. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is located in Montgomery. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rosenbaum House is located in Florence. Eufaula has a tree-lined main street and beautiful southern homes.

Agricultural film locations include corn, cotton, and peach plantations.

Alabama has hosted films including Get Out, To Kill A Mockingbird, Close Encounters of The Third Kind, Mississippi Burning, Selma, and Oculus.

Alabama Film Location Permits. No state-wide permits apply. Individual public locations may require permits depending on the size and scope of the production. Proof of insurance is required. Please contact us for location specific information.

When to shoot? Alabama has very hot summers and mild winters with plenty of rainfall throughout the year making for a lengthy crop growing season. Temperatures tend to be warmer in southern Alabama. Fall colors occur in northern Alabama. Thunderstorms occur throughout the year and are most common during the summer hurricane season.

Crews and equipment. Alabama has a good pool of local crew and standard camera, grip and lighting gear available for hire.

Contact us if you are looking for a Birmingham, Montgomery or Mobile 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 Alabama.

Studios. Alabama has a few smaller facilities to choose from.

Tax Incentives. Alabama offers productions a 25% rebate on qualifying spend and 35% on payroll paid to residents of Alabama.

Accommodation. Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery and other areas of Alabama.

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 Alabama, please see below:

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

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

Final Notes. Enjoy some down time at one of Alabama’s beautiful white sand, turquoise waters beaches. Alabama is also famous for its slow-cooked Southern cuisine.