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U.S.A – North Dakota

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

North Dakota Film Locations

One of America’s most rural states, North Dakota is famous for its Old West landscapes with Old Forts, Indian lands, vast northern plains, star-filled skies, lakes and forests, and the arid vistas of the Badlands. North Dakota has plenty of dairy farms, cattle ranches, and buffalo herds. Crops of interest include wheat, barley, corn and sunflowers. Of particular interest is the Nekoma Safeguard Complex, an abandoned anti-ballistic missile system. Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site is another Cold War era location available for filming.

Fargo was partially shot in North Dakota.

North Dakota 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. Filming on Indian Reservations requires the permission of tribal authorities. Please contact us for location specific information.

When To Shoot?

North Dakota has warm, pleasant summers with long daylight hours. Winters can be very cold. June to July are the best months to film wheat and barley fields. July to August are the best months to film corn and sunflower fields.

The United Tribes International PowWow takes place in September.

North Dakota Film Crew & Equipment

North Dakota has a very small pool of local crew and equipment. Best to bring in key crew and equipment with you.

Contact us if you are looking for a Bismarck or Fargo 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 North Dakota.

North Dakota Tax Incentives For Filming

No film tax incentives in North Dakota at present.

North Dakota Film-Friendly Accommodation

Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Bismarck, Fargo and other areas of North Dakota.

Final Notes

Down Time. Eat. Don’t leave without trying Juneberry Pie, Knoephla soup, Chippers, and Lefse.

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 North Dakota, please see below:

Hire North Dakota Production Support & Shooting Crew

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

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

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