Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts? 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 Massachusetts? See below for an introduction to Massachusetts locations, permits, when to shoot, studios, crew and equipment, tax incentives and film friendly hotels.
Film Locations. Boston is one of America’s oldest cities. Known for its historic harbor, Boston also has beautiful parks, several impressive museums, famous sport venues, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology campuses. Boston also has interesting neighborhoods ranging from Beacon Hill’s beautiful residences to Dorchester, the neighborhood portrayed in The Departed. Each April Boston hosts the Boston Marathon, the world’s most prestigious marathon.
Outside of Boston, locations of interest include picturesque New England small town looks and fishing villages, dairy farms, cranberry farms, apple orchards, picturesque leafy country roads perfect for car commercials, old churches, Berkshire Mountains, covered bridges, ski resorts, Williamstown, Rockport Harbor, many picturesque lighthouses, Salem Harbor, Nantucket mansions, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod beaches, and Battleship Cove in Fall River.
Examples of films shot in Massachusetts include Jaws, Moneyball, The Social Network, Shutter Island, The Departed, and Good Will Hunting.
Massachusetts Film Location Permits. For facilities, roads, parks, or any other locations which are owned or controlled by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, inquiries are made to the Massachusetts Film Office. All other permitting is handled locally by individual jurisdictions. Please contact us for location specific information.
When to shoot? Massachusetts has a typical four-season climate. Winters can get very cold and snow covered. Summers are warm to mild with temperatures cooler in the west. Massachusetts is vulnerable to summer hurricanes and thunderstorms. Spring brings colors in full bloom. Fall creates the blanket of reds, yellows and oranges that New England is famous for.
Crew and Equipment. Massachusetts has a good pool of local crew as well as all of the 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 Boston or Provincetown 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 Massachusetts.
Studios. New England Studios are the largest facility with 4 purpose built sound stages.
Tax Incentives. Massachusetts offers qualifying productions a 25% production credit, a 25% payroll credit and a sales tax exemption.
Accommodation. Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Boston, Provincetown and other areas of Massachusetts.
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 Massachusetts, please see below:
If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer anywhere in Massachusetts, please contact us.
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