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Deb Goedeke
Albany County Film Commissioner

Film Albany's mission is to diversify and enrich Albany County's economic development by welcoming and serving motion pictures, television, commercials, and all other forms of media production while promoting and serving the locations, products, services, businesses, and natural assets throughout our destination.  The Film Albany Commissioner acts as a critical link between Governmental agencies and private services to the film industry.

Please send me to your fabulous locations.  Your next shot is in our location gallery right here.  

Thank you to the Albany Capital Center and the Albany Convention Center Authority for being the presenting sponsors for our Film Albany Location Gallery.


Mother's Milk starring Hilary Swank Makes Albany Home!!

Hilary Swank Film AlbanyWith its outstanding service, cost-effective production costs, and lower density, downtown Albany was utilized for several weeks on this film project.  This female-led production comes from director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, who co-wrote the script with Madison Harrison. Prior credits from the director include Sundance Special Jury Prize winner “As You Are,” and the Margot Robbie-starring “Dreamland.” Aside from the three leads, the additional cast includes Dilone, Hopper Penn, Norm Lewis, and Karen Aldridge.  “Mother’s Milk” follows a journalist who, after the murder of her estranged son, forms an unlikely alliance with his pregnant girlfriend to track down those responsible for his death. Together, they confront a world of drugs and corruption in the underbelly of their small city in upstate New York, where they uncover an even darker secret.  Please reach out and see what the capital region can do for you and your next project!!




Albany is Affordable, and has the Perfect Location for Any Shot!

Given Albany's convenient location to surrounding cities such as New York City, Boston, and Montreal, as well as numerous settings, buildings, and streets that mimic Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Washington, D.C.  It's no wonder that HBO, Disney, Columbia Pictures, and indie filmmakers choose Albany. 
The Albany Film Commission remains very active in assisting feature and independent filmmakers who frequently express an interest in filming in this area.  We are your one-stop shop.  From that first call to our office, we can provide you with assistance in finding local crew, talent, equipment, services, vendors, and discounted sleeping rooms FREE OF CHARGE!  In addition, downtown Albany is home to several downtown Albany New York State Qualified Production Facilities.  We can also provide hotel buyout recommendations, near these facilities so your talent/crew will be kept safe and comfortable.   
Balancing the big city look with the small-town feel, Albany has the perfect location for any shot you may need.  Recent films and television shows include Disney/Marvel's The Punisher, Mother's Milk starring Hilary Swank, Moving Pictures Fourth Man Out (winner of several LGBT Film Festivals), HBO's Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, HBO's television series Succession, Gilded Age Season 2, White House Plumbers, Showtime Billions and Columbia Pictures SALT and The Other Guys.



For personalized service and additional information, please contact Debby Goedeke Albany County Film Commissioner,
Albany Film Commission, (518) 434-8191.

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