Ever been to Nebraska ?
And flying over or driving through doesn’t count… That’s okay. We get that a lot.
The idea of filmmaking and media production happening in Nebraska might sound foreign to you, especially if you reside on one of the coasts. Well, a working film production community does exist here. Working as in those who are experienced and have been paid for their services. The crew here is small – and selective.
The paying gigs come mostly from TV commercials. We will get the occasional feature film, a large music video, and the ample obligatory corporate stuff fills in the gaps. There is a nice cross-section of commercial photography being shot here almost daily.
LOCATIONS here are mostly film-friendly. I credit the people of Nebraska. They are good people. PERMITS are easy – when needed. LOCATION FEES are comparable to a medium-sized city in the U.S.. If you are at least INSURED – deals can be had.
Making pictures in Nebraska is indeed the fields and farms and the many clichés but know that it is also filled with surprises. Please poke around this site. Ask questions.
NOTE: The locations on this site are available on a PER-PROJECT basis. You must CONFIRM with ANY location on AVAILABILITY and INTEREST – prior to getting excited about shooting there.
Western Nebraska at the Colorado border
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Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska and the hub for all production in the State. From a Location perspective, it offers many diverse looks from downtown city, neighborhoods, classic and modern architecture, and green space.
Here is a video from the Greater Omaha Chamber that will show you a broad stroke of the looks of Omaha.
Most of the working crew, production support, and production-related vendors can be found here. The airport is ten minutes from downtown. The local police and public works departments are very supportive to filmmaking. Inquire about permitting.
Omaha is growing each year. Check with your local location or production contact for CURRENT construction, destruction, and best locations that may impact your creative.
See more videos of Omaha, the people who live and work here, and how proud they are of their city at the Omaha Chamber’s video page.
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There are plenty of television commercials shot in Nebraska. They are primarily how those of us who do this for a living – make our living. Most are local and regional but there have been national spots. You might recognize a few. If you’re curious about coming here to shoot, please reach out for Q & A. Professional intel gladly shared.
Prilosec OTC. One of three shot here over the past few years. This one near Springfield, Nebraska. Out of town Producers collaborated with local crew.
Garmin Asus G60. Partially shot in Alliance, Nebraska at Carhenge. Here’s a case where filmmaking meets tourism.
E-Z-GO 2Five. A local Nebraska production company (Torchwerks) partnered with a local ad agency to shoot an out-of-State based product. They brought the vehicles here and it was shot in Bellevue, Omaha, and Ashland Nebraska.
Visa. Currency of Progress. Shot in Lincoln, including the State Capitol.
If you’re a local production company and you have a national spot to post here – send an email. Some day, I’d like to post the best regional spots – as a separate post.
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* most RECENTLY shot in Nebraska.
Nebraska Shot in 2012 to be released in November 2013. Filmed mostly in various towns of Nebraska.
The Aviation Cocktail Shot in 2011 near Valentine (north central Nebraska). Set in the 1950′s, a good look at the land in the Sandhills. Visit the movie website and on Facebook. Trailer on Vimeo too.
Up in the Air Partially shot in 2009. Locations included the Old Market in Omaha and the Omaha airport. Most of the footage shot in Omaha was unfortunately deleted from the release. Here is the Deleted scene from Up in the Air that includes George Clooney jogging in the Old Market, in a loft, and at the airport – all in Omaha.
Lovely, Still 2008 Shot in Omaha.
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar 1995 Shot in Loma, Hooper, Lincoln, and Omaha.
And if you are so inclined, click this link to see more Movies & other stuff shot in Nebraska over the years.