A BIG reality check.

Getting your head around all 663,300 square miles of Alaska is a BIG REALITY check. It humbles even the most production savvy. Access might be unconventional; boats, bush planes, dog teams, 4-wheelers, and snowmachines are common modes in a land with few roads. How do you find that? The Alaska Film Group is here to help. We have the producers, directors, scouts, cinematographers, casting directors, fixers, gaffers, grips, guides, medics, PA’s and wildlife wranglers to help get your boots planted firmly on terra firma or glacier ice so you can hit the ground running. From there we can show you the where, what, and when of shooting here.

Casting

Alaska has a vast variety of landscapes and residents unmatched anywhere else. From uptown to rural, the diversity of those who call this place home is remarkable. Extreme environments shape interesting lives; a mix of traditional cultures and can- do spirit shapes a melting pot of characters found here, just ask our experienced casting experts to help with your talent search.

Permits

Our land is a patchwork of ownership, from private to public, from federal to state to Alaska Native corporations. Follow the links provided here to start that process OR reach out to any one of the Alaska Film Group’s location scouts, managers and fixers to fast-track that process. They’ve been there, done that and can guide you through the process.

Locations

Alaska IS the great UNKNOWN. We’ve got scope and scale that humble the lower 48. It’s home to glaciers, sand dunes, rainforests, ice cap, caves, mining districts, WW II bunkers, unscaled peaks and unpeopled places. Dividing the state by region can help define the terrain, weather, and population you may find there. Let’s look at that: Arctic, Interior, Western, Southwestern, Southcentral, and Southeast. Contact one of our seasoned crew to help put your production on the map.

Light

Magic Hour here can last for hours if you know where to look. We burn daylight in Alaska, every last drop of it. It changes daily in varying amounts depending on the region. You’ll want to dial it in once you know where you’re shooting. Capturing the aurora is nature at its best, it takes a little luck. Check our photographers and cinematographers for their tips, tricks, and stock footage.

Weather

At any given time it is snowing, sleeting, raining, windy, calm, foggy or clear somewhere in Alaska. Local crews know how to work in any place and under any condition.? Here are some links to webcams and weather conditions that are a good starting point for tracking your ideal backdrop.