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Stanislaus County is "Picture Perfect"!  

Stanislaus County is the “picture perfect” location for your next project, whether it is a feature film, a short film, a television series, a commercial or still shoot. Let our Film Commission assist you in picking just the right location for your project. Stanislaus County has been the choice of filmmakers since 1919 and it continues to offer a wide variety of looks from the wide open plains to a modern big city. Stanislaus County is proud of the many ways it assists filmmakers including not having film permit fees anywhere in the county and extremely low road closure fees and location fees. This is truly a film friendly county and we encourage you to find out for yourself.

Past Film Projets

Production Title Production Company Year  Location(s) Used
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story Sony Pictures Television & Stu Seagall Productions 2004 Modesto
Youthanasia Prolific Production 2002 Johansen High School & Various other locations
American Grace 2002 Modesto & Stanislaus County
History Channel Series BobCat Productions Sep. 2001 Stanislaus County Railroad, Sierra Railroad & Modesto Area
Movie of the West Cardette Productions 2001- 2002 Stanislaus & Tuolumne County Sierra Railroad
America's Most Wanted Off Center Productions Jul. 2001 Modesto Area
Print Ads Wrangler Apr. 2001 Modesto & Oakdale Area
Doctor's Medical Center Commercial Alameda Film Works Mar. 2001 Modesto Area
By Hook Or By Crook Steakhaus Productions 2000 Modesto
Ghostwritten Cornerstone Studios 1999  
More American Graffiti Lucas Film/Universal 1997 New Jerusalem/Vernalis
Dead Man on Campus Paramount Pictures 1997 Modesto 7th Street Bridge
George Lucas Documentary BBC 1997 Downtown Modesto
Unsolved Mysteries Corgrove Music Productions 1996 Modesto Century Center
White-Collar Crime   1996  
Chrysler Mini Van Commercial Industrial Artists 1995 Cooperstown Road
Bad Girls 1994 South of Knight's Ferry
Last of His Tribe HBO 1993 McHenry Mansion, Modesto
Unforgiven 1992 Stanislaus County Sierra Railroad
Another 48 Hours (The Movie) Paramount 1991 Hwy. 4 & Hwy. 120
Back to the Future III 1990 Stanislaus County Sierra Railroad
(The Movie)
ILM Speilberg Film 1989 New Jerusalem Airport
Blue Diamond Commercial Michael/Daniel Assc. 1988 Modesto & Knight's Ferry
Industrial Film for Spaulding Sporting Goods Image Presentations 1987 Rancheria del Rio
Toyota Trucks Commercial Nadel & Assc. 1987 Mapes Ranch
Rancheria del Rio
Coca Cola Commercial Petermann Dektor 1986 Stanislaus County Railroad (Oakdale)
Blue Diamond Almond Commercial Eggers Films 1986 Almond Growers Exchange Modesto
Howard the Duck Lucas Film/Universal 1986 Stanislaus County Railroad (Oakdale)
Valentino Returns Owl Productions 1985 Newman
Champion Battery Commercial 1985 Stanislaus County Railroad (Oakdale)
AMC Jeep Commercial Petermann Dektor 1985 Stanislaus County Railroad (Oakdale)
Hardcastle & McCormick 1985 Tuolumne River
Pale Rider 1985 Stanislaus County Sierra Railroad
Country Sportsman Nashville Network 1984 New Melones Reservoir
Birdy Tri-Star Production 1984 New Jeruselem/Vernalis
The Sure Thing 1984 Farmington
Family Feud Toddson Goodman 1984 Modesto
Seneco Herbicide Commercial Coast Studios 1984 Farmington
Dark Side of Midnight, The Comstock Pictures   Modesto, Turlock & Oakdale
48 Hours (The Movie) Paramount 1983 Stanislaus County Railroad (Oakdale)
Shadow Riders 1983 Knight's Ferry
Henry Weinhard's Beer Commercial 1981 Modesto
Nickolodeon 1975-1976 Oakdale & Modesto
Grissom Gang, The 1971  
The World's Greatest Lover 1970 Stanislaus County
Sierra Railroad
Finian's Rainbow 1969 Stanislaus County
Sierra Railroad
The Great Race 1966 Stanislaus County
Sierra Railroad
High Noon 1951 Stanislaus County
Sierra Railroad
Dodge City 1939 Stanislaus County
Sierra Railroad
The Virginians 1927 Stanislaus County
Sierra Railroad
The Red Glove 1919 Stanislaus County
Sierra Railroad



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