What are some of the greatest financial perks of filming in your state? The lower cost of living in the midwest saves money off the top!
What are some of the locations in your state that filmmakers should know about? There is a searchable location photo database on our website at www.mofilm.org.
What can you tell us about talented labor in your state? Do you have robust union representation? There is an ample pool of union and non-union talent, IATSE crew members, vendors and support service companies across Missouri. Our production guide is also available on our website www.mofilm.org.
What are some of the recent productions that produced films in your state? “You’re Next” and “A Horrible Way to Die” were shot in Columbia. All of “Winter’s Bone” was shot in Southwest Missouri. “Up in the Air” based and shot 80% of the film in the St. Louis area.
What cities have their own film commissions in your state? The Greater Kansas City Film Commission.
What should filmmakers do if they’re interested in shooting a film in your state? Who should they contact if they have more questions? Call or e-mail Andrea Sporcic with the Missouri Film Office. Phone: (573) 526-3566 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in the incentives offered by other state film commissions? Check out Indiewire’s full guide to state film commissions HERE.