With more than a century of film production under its belt, mostly owing to its tropical location and American pedigree, Hawaii continues to offer unmatched landscapes and beaches alongside all the advantages of a solid filmmaking infrastructure and experienced U.S. crews. All this comes with a 20% tax credit for filming on Oahu and 25% on other islands – for both above- and below-the-line work.
Alongside its other advantages, Hawaii is the ideal place for shooting anything relating to surfing or the surfing culture. Additionally, the Aloha State’s dramatic mountains, volcanoes and towering sea cliffs have lured filmmakers of sci-fi movies, stories set in the Jurassic era, and makers of otherworldly tales. The Honolulu area boasts major soundstages and production services. Read More.