Connecticut Film & Photography Production Services & Camera Crews
Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in Connecticut? Contact us for trusted fixers, producers, directors, DoPs, videographers, photographers, and full shooting crews tailored for the specific needs of your project.
Filming in Connecticut
For an introduction to shooting in Connecticut see below notes on film locations, permits, when to shoot, unique local stories, costs, tax incentives, crews, talent, equipment, communications, art department, studios, post facilities, visas and work permits for filming, transport, film-friendly accommodation, and safety advice.
Connecticut Film Locations
Connecticut is best known for quaint New England small town looks, beautiful mansions and stately waterfront homes, Bear Mountain forests and lakes, fall colors, beaches, lighthouses, waterfalls, classic diners, and Yale University. New Haven and Hartford are the largest cities.
Examples of films shot in Connecticut include Die Hard with a Vengeance, The Hunt for Red October, The Stepford Wives, and We Need to Talk About Kevin.
Connecticut Film Location Permits
No state-wide permits as such. Permits are required on the local city or county level. Permits are also required for highways, railways and parks. Please contact us for location specific information.
When To Shoot?
Connecticut has a four-season climate with warm springs, hot humid summers, fall colors and cold snowy winters. Coastal areas have warmer winters and cooler summers than the interior. Connecticut can experience heavy thunderstorms during the summer hurricane season.
Public holidays may affect timing, availability and costs. See here for public holiday dates in the United States.
Unique Local Stories
Brands are looking for local stories that match their brand narrative. Our local teams are a great lead for sourcing those unique stories and characters.
If you are looking for stories for your next shoot, send us your brief and we will pitch you ideas.
If you have a unique story you would like to pitch to a brand anywhere in the world, pitch us your idea. We have well-established processes to ensure that your ideas are properly seen and protected.
Connecticut Tax Incentives For Filming
Connecticut offers a 10% – 30% transferrable tax credit for qualifying productions including motion pictures, documentaries, television series, music videos, commercials, mini-series, and video games.
Connecticut Film Crew & Talent
Crew. Connecticut has a small pool of local crew as well as some standard grip, lighting and camera gear for hire. More specialized crew and gear can be brought in from the New York area, only a few hours drive away.
Contact us if you are looking for a New Haven or Hartford 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 Connecticut.
Talent. The local population is predominately Caucasian, although the state’s proximity to New York City allows access to that deep, diverse pool of talent. Characters synonymous with Connecticut include suburbanites and preppy types.
Connecticut Film Equipment
Equipment. Standard camera, grip and lighting equipment available locally. More specialised equipment can be easily brought in from New York City.
Communications. Communication is key. Our agility and global experience allows us to customise the right communications systems for every shoot.
Web posted casting, scouting, and videoconferencing.
For clients that are unable to attend set we offer a virtual video village solution. This dedicated and secure high-resolution video streaming platform allows clients from one or multiple timezones to view setups without compromise and to participate in real-time with the team on set. Separate systems can be set up for the discrete conversations that are required to make a job run right. Working remotely with our local teams reduces your content production costs, turnaround times, carbon footprint, and risks associated with unpredictable global events.
Connecticut Studios & Post Production
Some basic options exist.
Connecticut Film-Friendly Accommodation
Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in New Haven, Hartford and other areas of Connecticut. Hotels of note include:
Safety. Connecticut is a very safe and reliable place for foreign productions to shoot. See here for up to date travel advice.
Down Time. If you’re lucky enough to be filming during the fall months, take a few days off to explore Connecticut’s forests and cozy little villages.
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 Connecticut, please see below:
Hire Connecticut Production Support & Shooting Crew
If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer for your shoot in Connecticut, please contact us.
If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in Connecticut, 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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