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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.

Alabama 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 (DeSoto State Park), Little River Canyon, Sipsey Wilderness, Cathedral Caverns State Park, Ruffner Mountain, Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Chewacla State Park, Monte Sano State Park, Bankhead National Forest, Noccalula Falls, and Dauphin Island.

The US Space and Rocket Center is located in Huntsville. The Gulf Coast city of Mobile has the USS Alabama decommissioned battleship and Mobile Convention Center. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is located in the state capital of Montgomery. Selma is a famous civil rights city. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rosenbaum House is located in Florence. Eufaula has a tree-lined main street and beautiful southern homes. Monroeville offers an American small town square with a courthouse and store fronts. Birmingham is the state’s largest city, offering unique locations such as the Sloss Furnaces and Civil Rights Institute.

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 the south of the state. Fall colors occur in north. Thunderstorms occur throughout the year and are most common during the summer hurricane season.

Alabama Film Crew & 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.

Alabama Studios & Post Production

Alabama has a few smaller facilities to choose from.

Alabama Tax Incentives For Filming

The state offers productions a 25% refundable tax credit on qualifying spend and 35% on payroll paid to residents of Alabama.

Alabama Film-Friendly Accommodation

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

Final Notes

Down Time. Take an afternoon to visit the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.

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:

Hire Alabama Production Support & Shooting Crew

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

If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in Alabama, such as a director, DoP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, please contact us.

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