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.
Aerography Aerial Production
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.
B&B Small Engine Repair Inc
We sell chainsaws and related supplies. Climbing gear (saddles, spurs, rope, rigging, blowers, string trimmers.
California Department of Fish and Game
City of Santa Cruz Water Department
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.
Dan Young Publicity
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
Over 20 years in the Bay Area film community lighting sets for major Hollywood films and documentaries. Specializing in high end corporate videos.
Frank Balthis Photography
Extensive experience with natural history and wildlife. Documentary film projects, still photography and location scouting/management. Comprehensive photo files on Santa Cruz County
Commercial recording studio with 48 tracks digital recording and automated mixing. Accommodates ensembles of up to 12 players. Extensive experience in voice over and audio post production and editing.
Makeup, Styling and Wardrobe by Allison
Hair/make-up, wardrobe stylist for all aspects of production. 18 years of experience in video, television, film and print. Client list available upon request.
Maureen’s Motorhome Service
Michele Benson Photography
Michele Benson Photography – Stage, Studio, Location, Promotional, Press Packs, CD Covers, Film and Digital, Cimematographer, Line Producer. 30 years experience, award-winning quality at reasonable hourly rates.
Look on IMDB for more credits under Miles Anderson II
Rose Hill and Crew
Over 20 years experience in industrials and commercial print work. Clients include Robin Williams, Tiger Woods, Bill Clinton, Al Gore. Voted “Best Make-up Artist of Silicon Valley.” Rates to fit your budget.
Santa Cruz Film Festival
Santa Cruz Port District
Automated weather reports for SC Harbor.
Sharon Hall Photography
Location /people photographer for editorial, public relations, advertising & collateral materials, annual reports, web.
Sharpe Models and Talent
Hair/make-up, wardrobe stylist for all aspects of production. 15 years experience in video, television, film and print. Client list available upon request.
Sound Speed Productions
24 years experience, features, commercials and documentaries. Complete equipment packages available, any format. No job too small or too large. Discovery, Warren Miller, National Gepgraphic, CBS, Disney, Touchstone, FOX, PBS & more.
The Talent Fund, INC
Production payroll. Talent, crew, AFTRA, SAG, IATSE.
Tri-D Film and Video Productions
Film and Video Support Inc. animal wrangler, audio, video, photography, actor, Rascal, (“The World’s Ugliest Dog”) historical reenactments, location scout, specialty vehicle wrangler.
Wild West Design
Graduate in cinema. Four decades of graphic design experience & set design. Art direction, props & set design: Motown Records music videos, misc. music videos, Pacific Bell Corporate Television, Nipon Television, misc. indie projects.