Why Hawai‘i Island
- Diverse Landscape (11 of 13 Climate Zones) within close proximity
- Generous Incentives (25% including ATL, VFX, POST, NONRESIDENTS)
- World Class Studio & Technology (with Direct Fiber)
- Top Rated Hotels
- 1st World Infrastructure
- Safe and Secure for crew & family!
- We’re closer than you think!
- Great local crew!
- Wide range of ethnicities for casting
- Consistent Weather all year round!
GEOGRAPHY & POPULATION
Hawai‘i Island is the largest and most diverse of all the Hawaiian islands and is comprised of 63% of the state’s entire land mass. The island offers a unique environment with a vast array of looks and locations and more than 4,028 square miles — roughly the same size as the state of Connecticut! Selective migration and evolution on these isolated islands, mean that 90% of the native plant and animal species of Hawai‘i (more than 10,000 in total) are found nowhere else in the world.
Hawai‘i Island has a growing population of almost 195,000 residents which almost doubles every year with 130,000 visitors from around the world. With our high turnover of guests, our island is uniquely qualified to host visiting productions.
Hawai‘i Island offers a diverse landscape that can double for locations from all around the world. The Hawai‘i Island Film Office is standing by to help. Enjoy direct flights and close proximity to the Mainland US. Put your talent up in some of the best hotels and resorts in the world, just minutes from set! Push your dailies back to the studio realtime with our private fiber!
Whether you are shooting a Network Series like Hawai‘i 5-0, need a tropical backdrop for a game show like Wheel of Fortune, or broad selection of destinations for a reality series like MTV’s Are You The One, Hawai‘i Island has all your production needs covered!
INDEPENDENT & LOW BUDGET
Have a smaller, “indie” feature or broadband series? No matter what the size of your budget is, Hawai‘i Island has the crew and resources to support your production from start to finish. We are home to many independent, low budget, and micro budget productions. The minimum spend to take advantage of the 25% tax incentives is only $200k!
COMMERCIALS, PRINT & ADVERTISING
Hawai‘i Island has some of the most dramatic backdrops in the world! Some of the most recognizable brands in the world have accentuated their products with the backdrop of Hawai‘i Island.