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The Santa Cruz County Film Commission assists with film permits, locations, and provides information on crew, equipment and support services for feature films, commercials, television, and still photography shoots. Santa Cruz is 35 miles south of San Jose, 65 miles south of San Francisco, 35 miles north of Monterey and 375 miles north of Los Angeles. In addition to its locations and proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Cruz County offers a diversity of locations, including majestic redwood forests, winding mountain roads, charming rustic towns, an historic narrow-gauge railroad at Roaring Camp Railroads, old Victorian neighborhoods, colorful seaside villages, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, lush agricultural fields, dramatic coastal bluffs, and 29 miles of coastline, all within just a few hundred square miles.  Visit Santa Cruz County can also assist production companies with a wide range of lodging and dining options for every budget.


Find local crew, equipment rentals, and other support services for film and television production in Santa Cruz County.


2 Dogs Locations

Location Scouts/Managers

Peter A. Newfield

Phone: 831.475.7113
Fax: 831.475.7466

31 years of film work experience, nationwide projects. International clients, still photography, videos, commercials, movies and industrials.

A Tool Shed Equipment Rentals

Tim Heer

Phone: 831.477.7133
Fax: 831.477.1495

Equipment rentals: lights, heaters, fans, generators, boom lifts, forklifts, water trucks. We deliver. Open seven days a week.

Aerography Aerial Production

Matthew Lavin

Phone: 917.509.3201

LOCAL 600 Aerial Cinematographer, Drone coordination specialists, drone pilot & camera op for any budget. Flying cinema grade camera systems - RED, ARRI, Freefly, Gremsy, Inspire 2. Shot choreography, multiple teams, local production, licensed/insured, night-ops & drone lighting solutions. We are not just technicians, but story tellers too.

Aris Helicoptors LTD

Phone: 800.955.2747
Fax: 650.318.8008

B&B Small Engine Repair Inc

Victoria Knox

Phone: 831.476.6306
Fax: 831.476.6440

We sell chainsaws and related supplies. Climbing gear (saddles, spurs, rope, rigging, blowers, string trimmers.

Brad Dirk Martin

Camera Assistants

Brad Dirk Martin

Phone: 831.272.4675

California Department of Fish and Game

Don Kelly

Phone: 831.649.2942
Fax: 831.649.2894

City of Santa Cruz Water Department

Piret Harmon

Phone: 831.420.5203



Chris Layhe

Phone: 831.477.1806

CLAi creates all sorts of award-winning projects. Technically, we are RED 4K cavela and editing experts. Creatively, we are a relaltively small production company with large ideas and the experience to take them from concept to completion.

Coffee Concepts

Richard Kleinert

Phone: 831.336.5035

Cognito Clothing

Annie Rains

Phone: 831.426.5414

Vintage to modern clothing for men and women. Formal wear and costume sales and rentals. Special orders possible.

Dan Young Publicity

Production Coordinators

Dan Young

Phone: 831.662.3368
Fax: 831.662.8701

Public relations specialists with experience working with local governments, businesses, and media. Handles publicity needs for music community, surfing industry, education and nonprofit organizations. Press releases and creative writing experts.

Dave Mitchell Production Services


Dave Mitchell

Phone: 831.251.4242

Over 20 years in the Bay Area film community lighting sets for major Hollywood films and documentaries. Specializing in high end corporate videos.

First Alarm Security & Patrol

Cal Horton

Phone: 831.685.1110
Fax: 831.688.8518

Electronic perimeter protection.

Frank Balthis Photography

Still Photographers

Frank Balthis

Phone: 831.426.8205
Fax: 831.426.1623

Extensive experience with natural history and wildlife. Documentary film projects, still photography and location scouting/management. Comprehensive photo files on Santa Cruz County

Happy Hooker Towing, Inc./Repo Services

Phone: 831.728.4836
Fax: 831.728.5205

Auto towing and repo specialists.