It's All About Location, Location, Location... that equates to $aving you money

Why is Albany the best location for your film?

- Albany, NY is located approximately 2 1/2 hours away from New York City and Boston.  We are approximately 4 hours away from Washington and 3 1/2 hours away from Montreal.  From NYC you can drive or use Amtrak train service with Empire, Adirondack Corridor or Ethan Allen Express daily.  Easy Peasy.


- In downtown Albany, you will be surrounded by streets that mimic Manhattan, Boston, Brooklyn and Washington D.C.  Exciting scenes such as crashing vans, simulated gunfire and helicopter aerobatics have already found a home in downtown Albany.  See The Other Guys being shot in Albany, NY.  

- Four tired highways for great action scenes.  Click here to view the SALT car chase scene.

- Futuristic buildings at the Empire State Plaza.

- NYS Capitol has a very Gothic style.

- Parks & Recreation Areas.

- "Retired" power-plants.

- World's only floating and restored destroyer escort - USS Slater DE-766 Battle Under Orion shot aboard the Slater.   

- Albany International Airport and privately owned South Albany Airport.

- Farms, historical mansions, estates and theaters.   

- Rural areas and towns within driving distance right outside of Albany and still within Albany County to garner that tax credit.

- All styles of commercial and residential architecture.  

- Several government buildings, courthouses and the NYS Capitol (HBO documentary Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight filmed on the steps of the NYS Education Building - doubled for Washington, D.C.).

How We Can Help. 

Film Albany completely understands that casting your location can turn a good film into a great film.  The right sense of place can make or break a film.  Many times your location often acts as a main character or contains the entirety of the action.  Your locations may not be as specific or detailed as an award-winning director yet, but they are as vitally important to your film as the screenplay or cast.  Send your professional images directly from the comfort of your office to us:

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For personalized service and additional information, please contact Debby Goedeke Albany County Film Commissioner, Albany Film Commission (518) 434-1217 x100