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U.S.A – Missouri

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

Filming in Missouri

For an introduction to shooting in Missouri 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.

Missouri Film Locations

St Louis is the largest city in Missouri. Sitting on the banks of the Mississippi River, St Louis is known for the Gateway Arch, modern highrise buildings, Old St. Louis County Courthouse, Six Flags Amusement Park, Silver Dollar City Amusement Park, St Louis Zoo, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, steamboats, and several museums, theatres and sports stadiums.

Kansas City is the second largest city. Located at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers, the city is home to unique locations such as the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, Kansas City Library’s Giant Book Shelf, and the World’s Largest Shuttlecocks at Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.

Jefferson City is home to the Missouri State Capitol building. Not far from there you can find the Lake of the Ozarks.

Agricultural looks of interest in Missouri include soybean, corn and wheat fields.

Missouri has hosted productions including Ozark (2017), Gone Girl (2014), Winter’s Bone (2010), Up in the Air (2009), The Informant! (2009), Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), and The Cannonball Run (1981).

Missouri Film Location Permits

Permits are required for filming in national parks, forests, recreational areas and monuments. Many public locations do not charge a fee. Proof of insurance is required. Please contact us for location specific information.

When To Shoot?

Winters are cold with occasional snow. Summers are hot and humid. Missouri experiences thunderstorms and tornadoes.

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.

Missouri Tax Incentives For Filming

Missouri does not offer a production incentive program. Kansas City offers qualifying productions the following rebate options: Tier One 3.5%, Tier Two 7%, two optional bonuses at 0.25% each.

Missouri Film Crew & Talent

Crew. Missouri has a good pool of local crew.

Contact us if you are looking for a Kansas City or St Louis 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 Missouri.

Talent. The state’s population is predominately Caucasian and African American. Film characters associated with Missouri include baseball playing farmers, and storm chasers.

Missouri Film Equipment

Equipment. Missouri has some standard camera, grip and lighting equipment available locally.

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.

Missouri Studios & Post Production

Studios. Missouri has some basic studio facilities.

Missouri Film-Friendly Accommodation

Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Kansas City, St Louis and other areas of Missouri.

Final Notes

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

Down Time. Missouri offers plenty of unusual things to see.

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 Missouri, please see below:

Hire Missouri Production Support & Shooting Crew

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

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