Why film in Seattle?

"I cannot imagine a more perfect place to have made this movie. I would come back to shoot here in a heartbeat."
Colin Trevorrow, Director, Safety Not Guaranteed

FILM IS IN OUR DNA
For over 75 years, Seattle has made its mark on the film scene as the production center for landmark films, compelling television series and successful commercial campaigns. It is a pleasure to film in Seattle with good people and a quality of life that has created a filmmaking experience second to none.

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BEACH IN THE MORNING / MOUNTAINS IN THE AFTERNOON

Seattle sits next to fresh water lakes, rivers and saltwater harbors, rain forests, mountains, deserts, suburbs, industry grit, and outdoor serine. New Mexico? Manhattan? Florida? Iraq? Old West Town? Ocean? Swiss Alps? All have been filmed within a two-hour drive from Seattle.

WE HAVE TALENT
Our combination of sophistication and livability attracts the top talent, crews, and creators in the country. You will be surprised by the breadth of our casting options and impressed by the hardest working crews in the business. The same is true for Seattle's depth of motion graphics shops and commercial production companies.

PRODUCTION VALUE
Seattle is 30% cheaper to film in than Los Angeles. It only costs $25/day to film on the streets of Seattle and all your permit needs are handled by the City of Seattle's Office of Film + Music. Get even more value by taking advantage of Washington State's 30% cash back program.

WORK HARD, PLAY HARD
Walk with your team to top rated restaurants that make Seattle "The food city of the year" (GQ Magazine). Take in a ballgame...but which ball? There's open-air Major League Baseball at Safeco Field, football with the Seahawks or an action packed game with the Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field. See and hear why Seattle is the City of Music from punk-house to opera-house with hundreds of live musical performers any night of the week. Breathe deeply as you enjoy the city and its natural beauty because according to Forbes, Seattle is the 2nd cleanest city in America.

Ready to film in Seattle? Get a Film Permit.