Nebraska Filmed Movies. Most recent studio features and budgeted films. Updated 3/2019.
DOWNSIZING Partially shot in Omaha 2016. Locations were 80% exteriors and establishing shots.
The remainder of the movie was shot in Los Angeles, Canada and Norway.
The movie NEBRASKA was shot in 2012, mostly in northeast Nebraska near Norfolk and numerous locations near there. Filming was also done partly in Lincoln – and Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Plainview, Nebraska was the hero small town of Hawthorne. The film was critically acclaimed and received multiple award nominations.
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.
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. The deleted scenes from Omaha, that includes George Clooney jogging in the Old Market, and an Old Market loft, and at the airport – are on the DVD.
Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska and the hub for most production activity in the State. From a Locations perspective, it offers many diverse looks from downtown city, neighborhoods, classic and modern architecture, and green space (in non-winter months).
Most of the experienced 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 supportive to filmmaking.Omaha is growing. Check with your location or production contact for CURRENT construction or past destruction.
This sign does not exist. No it isn’t PS either (although that was discussed).
The creative called for a vehicle to drive past the city limit sign entering Omaha. Now there are actual signs similar to this but they are far from downtown and you can not see the skyline. So, why not have one made and plant it where we want it? I asked the city sign department about making one and they said, “Sure.” I was a bit surprised how easy it was to do this (for a nominal fee).
The road is Abbott Drive coming into Omaha. A great view now partially obscured by the baseball stadium. Sorry, they did not check with me prior.
To get the shot, we needed to stand in the street with the camera. The safe thing to do was a lane closure. Enter the Omaha Police. They sent out three cars and two motorcycles for some Intermittent Traffic Control. OPD rocks! They love helping a film crew. Call them.
And art departments needing local traffic signage; call the Omaha sign shop.
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