Filming on Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Let us be your one-stop resource
Filmmakers come to Cape Cod for many reasons...our beautiful coastline, dramatic seascapes, stunning locales, historic charm and quaint New England character. Cape Cod is world-renowned as a travel destination and a global brand. It is a region steeped in history, celebrated as the landing place of the first Pilgrim settlers and as the "Summer White House" of President John F. Kennedy and his family.
Cape Cod has been featured as a backdrop in several major motion pictures, including the 2001 teen romance "Summer Catch" starring Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Jessica Biel. In 2007, the independent film "Chatham" shot on Cape Cod, featuring such film actors as Bruce Dern, David Carradine, Mariel Hemingway and Rip Torn. Several major television series have also filmed episodes on Cape Cod, include ABC's reality hit "The Bachelorette", SyFy Channel's "Ghost Hunters" and HGTV's "House Hunters" and "If Walls Could Talk." Cape Cod is also used often as a filming locale for many smaller independent and documentary filmmakers, and many of these films are showcased at our popular annual film festivals, including the Provincetown International Film Festival and the Woods Hole Film Festival.
In addition to our scenic locales, an added incentive for filming on Cape Cod is the new Massachusetts Film Tax Credit Law, adopted in 2006. The law allows studios, major producers and filmmakers - who either shoot at least half of their movie or spend at least half of their production budget in the Commonwealth - to be eligible for a tax credit equal to 25 percent of their total spending in Massachusetts, inclusive of any salaries over $1 million. Click here to learn more!
The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce is prepared to assist you in finding the perfect public and private locales to film, and to connect you with the proper contacts to make your filming efficient. We will help to put you in touch with such resources as accommodations and dining, and can help you arrange the necessary permitting on county and local levels.
If you are interested in filming on Cape Cod, please contact Kristen Mitchell, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce VP of Marketing, at 508-362-3225, ext. 531. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
A.S. Films International, a film production company based on Cape Cod, has begun development on the feature film project "Upon a Star," to be filmed on Cape Cod in late 2010 or early 2011! This will be owners/filmmakers Dan Boylan and Guy Taylor's first feature-length film. Their wide collection of short films - many of which were shot on Cape Cod - have garnered multiple film festival awards, including the short "Clam Pie." See their past work online by clicking here.