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U.S.A – Rhode Island

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

Filming in Rhode Island

For an introduction to shooting in Rhode Island 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.

Rhode Island Film Locations

Despite being the smallest state in the union, Rhode Island has 20% of the nation’s Historic Landmarks and over 400 miles of coastline.

Rhode Island is known for picturesque New England towns, Narragansett and Newport mansions set along a rugged coastline including those built by storied families such as the Vanderbilts and Astors, white sand beaches, lighthouses, bridges, beautiful parks, and majestic hotels.

Mansions and historic homes of note include The Breakers, Marble House, The Elms, Rosecliff, Chateau-sur-Mer, Kingscote, Isaac Bell House, Green Animals Topiary Garden, Hunter House, and Chepstow.

Providence is the state capital and home to the Brown University campus.

Examples of films shot in Rhode Island include Moonrise Kingdom (2012), There’s Something About Mary (1998), Amistad (1997), Dumb and Dumber (1994), and Dumb & Dumber (1994).

Rhode Island Film Location Permits

All visiting companies are required to register their production with the Rhode Island Film & Television Office. Please contact us for location specific information.

When To Shoot?

Rhode Island has warm, rainy summers and cold snowy winters with colorful New England foliage in the fall.

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.

Rhode Island Tax Incentives For Filming

Rhode Island offers a 30% transferable motion picture production tax credit for qualifying productions.

Rhode Island Film Crew & Talent

Crew. Rhode Island has a small pool of local crew. If needed, crew and gear can be easily brought in from Boston or New York, only a few hours drive away.

Contact us if you are looking for a Providence or Newport 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 Rhode Island.

Talent. The state’s population is predominately Caucasian. Film characters synonymous with the state include Newport elites, yachtsmen, lighthouse keepers, and beachcombers.

Rhode Island Film Equipment

Equipment. Rhode Island has some standard grip, lighting and camera gear 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.

Rhode Island Film-Friendly Accommodation

Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Providence, Newport and other areas of Rhode Island.

Final Notes

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

Down Time. Sailing and seafood.

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 Rhode Island, please see below:

Hire Rhode Island Production Support & Shooting Crew

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

If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in Rhode Island, 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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