Kansas 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 Kansas? 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 Kansas? See below for an introduction to Kansas locations, permits, when to shoot, crew and equipment, tax incentives and film friendly hotels.
Film Locations. Located in the Great Plains region, about 90% of the land area in Kansas is used for agricultural production including wheat, corn, soybean, and sunflower fields, as well as cattle and buffalo ranches. The Kansas River runs through the east and central part of the state. Kansas locations of specific interest to filmmakers and photographers can be divided into the following regions:
Eastern Kansas. The landscape is mostly forests and hills. Topeka is the state capital. Locations of note include the State Capitol Building, and the Kansas Museum of History. The western suburbs of Kansas City fall within the state line. Kansas is also known for its waterparks including Schlitterbahn.
Western Kansas. Dry and flat. This rural part of the state is known for its farming and small town America locations. Monument Rock is a natural wonder. The famous old-west town of Dodge City is also located here.
Central Kansas is mainly farmland and lakes. It is also home to the Smoky Hills. Wichita is the the state’s largest city.
Flint Hills have some of the last living treeless tallgrass prairies of the true Great Plains. The Kansas State University campus is located in this part of the state.
Southeastern Kansas is part of the Ozarks region, with beautiful hills, coal mining, and endemic rural poverty.
Kansas has hosted films including Dances with Wolves, Mars Attacks! and Wichita.
Kansas Film Location Permits. There are no state-wide permits but depending on the location individual cities, counties, highways and parks may require location permits and proof of insurance. Please contact us for location specific information.
When to shoot? Kansas has three main climate zones:
The eastern two-thirds of Kansas has a humid continental climate, with cool to cold winters and hot, humid summers.
The western third of the state has a semi-arid climate with hot, dry summers. Winters are highly changeable between warm and very cold.
The southern reaches of the state have a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers, milder winters and more precipitation than elsewhere in Kansas.
The state is prone to thunderstorms and tornadoes in the spring and early summer.
Ice storms and blizzards are common during the winter, especially in the north of the state.
Crew and Equipment. Kansas has a small pool of local crew as well as some standard grip, lighting and camera gear available for hire.
Contact us if you are looking for a Kansas City or Wichita 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 Kansas.
Tax Incentives. Kansas does not offer a production incentive program.
Accommodation. Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Kansas City, Wichita and other areas of Kansas.
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 Kansas, please see below:
If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer anywhere in Kansas, please contact us.
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