Lights … Camera … Action! From early-morning photographing for international print campaigns to weeklong shoots around the islands and beaches for national catalogs and feature films making Bradenton Area their home during filming, we’ve experienced it all.
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And Then There Was Light (2016) Parents of a young girl who loses her sight in a horse riding accident struggle to help her adjust back to life. They enroll her in a program for seeing eye dog companions, where she is unabe to connect with the animal. Trainer Burt Reynolds trains a miniature horse to be her companion.
Chelsea Handler (2016) After election of the Bradenton Beach Mayor ended in a tie and was decided by a card flip. Chelsea Handler decided to make it part of her Netflix series. As the comedian and host of Chelsea Does, she came to visit the mayor for an interview.
How to do Florida (2016) Manatee County is featured on the seventh season of How to do Florida. Showcasing a Bradenton Family Vacation.
Monty Comes Back (2015) Living in Detroit, an over-inflated ego guy named Monty loses his job and has to return home to live with his parents in Florida. Believing he is a creative genuis from having being a Genius Grant recipient before, his ego destroys his relationships with friends and family.
Tim Sutton Project (2015) 'Dark Night' - based on the tragic movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Tim Sutton and the Ringling College of Art Students.
Beating Hearts (2015) A Short film of a child killer, family ties and true love.
The Voice (2015) NBC TV show, Auditions in Bradenton.
Highway to Sell (2014) Every guy's ultimate four-wheel fantasy becomes his worst nightmare when he is forced to choose between the cash and the classic ride he always knew his clunker could become in Discovery Channel's all new series about restoring classic cars.
Wind Walkers (2013) A group of friends who head into the Florida Everglades for their annual hunting trip soon realize that the only thing being hunted is them. Written/Directed by Russell Friedenberg and filmed in Palmetto and Terra Ceia.
Sex Ed (2013) A Middle School teacher finds himself having to teach sexual education despite his own lack of expertise in the field. Directed by Isaac Feder. Filmed in Terra Ceia and Palmetto.
Spring Breakers (2013) A film by Harmony Korine starring film favorites Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and James Franco. Four college girls plan to fund their spring break getaway by burglarizing a fast food shack. But that’s only the beginning… during a night of partying, the girls hit a roadblock when they are arrested on drug charges.
Tanked (2013) Animal Planet episode on largest custom aquarium manufacturing company in the U.S. as it built a tank locally at Cooper Family Medical, Bradenton.
Life on a Wire (2013) Discovery Channel show following daredevil Nik Wallenda and his legendary acrobatic family. Shot in Bradenton and at the Manatee Technical Institute.
Breaking Up with Rosie (2013) A 2DB Productions feature, "Breaking Up with Rosie" was filmed in Sarasota. In the movie, a recently divorced romance novelist schemes to keep his success a secret so he doesn't have to share his earnings with his ex-wife. Watch the trailer.
Dry Creek (2012) Television series centered around the characters of a small 1880s town in Florida, Dry Creek will make you shed tears and also laugh out loud.
Expat Lives (2012) UK TV series. Shot on private property.
Warlocks Rising (2012) Discovery Channel mini series about a Florida-based motorcycle gang. Filmed in the Historical Village, Bradenton.
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (2011) Food Network's Guy Fieri filmed this "Southern Flavor" episode at Jose's Real Cuban Food in Bradenton.
Workers' Comp (2011) Still in production. Starring Morgan Fairchild, David Proval and Robert Carradine, filmed at Pinnacle Park in Bradenton. Read what the producer of Workers' Comp has to say about filming in the Bradenton area.
Second Chance (2008) Shinedown, Atlantic Records recording group, filmed "Second Chance" on Anna Maria Island and around Cortez Fishing Village.
Out of Time (2003) A crime/drama shot in Cortez featuring Denzel Washington, Eva Mendes and Dean Cain. (9 award nominations and 3 wins).
The Perfect Storm (2000) Pre-storm waters were shot off the coast of Anna Maria Island.
Palmetto (1998) Woody Harrelson and Elisabeth Shue steam up the screen in this Neo-Noir thriller, aptly named after one of the locales in which it was filmed.
Great Expectations (1998) Charles Dickens’ novel brought to life by Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria, Anne Bancroft and Robert DeNiro. Originally the producers wanted to use the Powel Crosley Estate, but its rehabilitation had already begun. Finnegan’s home was in Cortez.
Northeast Golf (1997) We’re far from the northeast, but golf pros found our beautiful courses perfect for this TV series.
On An Island With You (1948) Featuring Esther Williams, Peter Lawford, Jimmy Durante, Cyd Charisse and Ricardo Montalban – what a cast!
The Isle of Destiny (1920) Our film history goes back to silent movies!