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.
2 Dogs Locations
31 years of film work experience, nationwide projects. International clients, still photography, videos, commercials, movies and industrials.
A Tool Shed Equipment Rentals
Equipment rentals: lights, heaters, fans, generators, boom lifts, forklifts, water trucks. We deliver. Open seven days a week.
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.
Brad Dirk Martin
Brad Dirk Martin
California Department of Fish and Game
City of Santa Cruz Water Department
CLAi (Chris Layhe & Associates)
CLAi & Chris Layhe are a film and video specialist resource company in Santa Cruz. We serve the area from south of Monterey to north of San Francisco for clients of all sorts, and work on productions from all around the world, in every language (and Chris is fluent in both American and English).
Creatively, we are a small production resource agency providing location shooting of all types and complete post-production services. We have big, innovative, award winning ideas and a depth of international experience proven to help make your every project exceptional.
Technically, we are outstanding DPs, shooters, editors and colorists, who specialize in digital cinema, documentary and corporate/brand film production, with our own RED Dragon 6k and RED Komodo 6k cameras – along with everything and everyone else that you may need on a shoot, as well as a high end post-production studio for 6k DaVinci color grading and editing, with every bell and most whistles, here at our Pleasure Point studio or bundled to take on location.
We really love what we do and relish having the chance to work with interesting people – on large or small projects, with huge or miniature budgets, on run of the mill or really weird subjects…
Call Chris on 831-419-7590 and we can chat – I’ll even buy the coffee.
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.
Eva M. Isaacson
Various production assistant work around the Bay Area for both commercial work and films. I have a car, and am locally familiar with Santa Cruz County.
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
Ghost Hand Productions
GHP is uniquely positioned in the Bay Area with a seasoned crew and top-of-the-line equipment – able to execute your vision in the feature, live, or corporate sphere.
Happy Hooker Towing, Inc./Repo Services
The space is excellent for video or photo shoots and can accommodate crews of various sizes, set builds and more. Camera gear and crew, grip, lighting and production services available, upon request.
The studio features a 30×30 cyclorama with a 14’6″ lighting grid and 200 amp dedicated power. Rollup door with ramp for easy load-in and adjacent staging room add additional function. 10 dedicated parking spaces plus ample, free, street parking.
Green room, production office, kitchenette and covered outdoor roof-deck included.
Also available: conference room overlooking the stage and edit suite.
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
Michèle Benson Photography PhotoDynamics
Michèle Benson Photography PhotoDynamics – Stage, Studio, Location, Promotional, Press Pack, CD Cover, Film and Digital, Cinematographer, Line Producer.
30 years of experience, award-winning quality at a reasonable hourly rate.
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 Aptos Auto Towing
Santa Cruz County Fire Marshal’s Office
Santa Cruz Film Festival
Sharon Hall Photography
Location /people photographer for editorial, public relations, advertising & collateral materials, annual reports, web.
The 2016 Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year, Shmuel Thaler has been a staff photographer at the Santa Cruz Sentinel since 1987. His photographs have been published in every leading newspaper in the United States as well as in Time and Newsweek, and viewed on the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News.
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.
Tam & Susan O'Connor Fraser
Tam Communications is a full-service creative agency, offering concept to completion services for television, radio, video and virtual experiences. Their four-decade track record includes hundreds of award-winning productions.
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.
Watsonville Executive Charter
FAA certified Air carrier. Certificate #WXBA289J. One to five passenger twin engine Beech. Suitable for West Coast transportation, aerial filming or photography.
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.