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U.S.A – Indiana

Indiana 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 Indiana? Contact us for trusted fixers, producers, directors, DoPs, videographers, photographers, and full shooting crews tailored for the specific needs of your project.

Filming in Indiana

For an introduction to shooting in Indiana 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.

Indiana Film Locations

Film Locations of interest include the Indianapolis city skyline, University and college campuses, sport stadiums, Indianapolis 500 Motor Speedway, Lake Michigan, Indiana dunes, lighthouses, Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal, abandoned industrial looks, Ohio River, State Capitol building, beautiful fall colors, covered bridges, picturesque farm houses, small town America looks and Amish country. Fowler Ridge Wind Farm in Benton County is one of the largest wind farm in the world. The city of Columbus is known for its modernist architecture.

Agricultural crops available for filming include corn, soybean, and wheat fields.

Indiana has hosted films including Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Pearl Harbor, A League of Their Own (1992), and Natural Born Killers.

A League of Their Own (1992) filmed in locations such as Evansville, Huntingburg, and New Harmony.

Indiana Film Location Permits

Indiana does not require any state-wide permits. Permits are issued by state, city and county agencies on a case by case basis. Proof of insurance is required. Please contact us for location specific information.

When To Shoot?

Spring is warm and pleasant. Summers are hot and humid. Autumn is warm with beautiful fall colors. Winters are relatively mild with snow through January and February. Indiana also experiences tornadoes in the spring and summer.

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.

Indiana Tax Incentives For Filming

Indiana does not offer a production incentive program.

Indiana Film Crew & Talent

Crew. Indiana has a small pool of local crew. Chicago is a major nearby production centre for crew to drive in.

Contact us if you are looking for an Indianapolis 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 Indiana.

Talent. The state’s population is predominately Caucasian and African American. Hoosier State movie character stereotypes include corn farmers, Amish communities, and college basketball players.

Indiana Film Equipment

Equipment. Indiana has some standard grip, lighting and camera gear for hire. Chicago is a major nearby production centre for film equipment rentals.

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.

Indiana Film-Friendly Accommodation

Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Indianapolis and other areas of Indiana.

Final Notes

Safety. Indiana is a very safe and reliable place for foreign productions to shoot. See here for up to date travel advice.

Down Time. Have a night out in Indianapolis. Stop in an enjoy small town baked goods. Visit the Amish country for a cultural experience.

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 Indiana, please see below:

Hire Indiana Production Support & Shooting Crew

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

If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in Indiana, 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.