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U.S.A – Connecticut

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

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.

Connecticut Film Crew & Equipment

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.

Connecticut Studios & Post Production

Some basic options exist.

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-Friendly Accommodation

Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in New Haven, Hartford and other areas of Connecticut. Hotels of note include:

Crowne Plaza Stamford
Delamar Greenwich Harbor

Final Notes

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.

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