Welcome to San Luis Obispo County, located on the beautiful California Central Coast. San Luis Obispo County is rich with unique locations and very film friendly. A location scout’s playground that offers settings to match locations around the world and located between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Attendees of the Film Festival will have a chance to be entered into a raffle to win the Ultimate Stay Package! Package includes lodging for two at the San Luis Creek Lodge, Hearst Castle Tour, Central Coast Food Tour, and dining at Luna Red!
What is your production need today? May we offer you…The Sahara, Gobi Deserts, Morocco or Daytona Beach
Pismo Beach – Oceano Dunes Recreational Vehicle Area (The only legally derivable beach in California). This is where Cecil B. DeMille created the land of the Pharaohs for The Ten Commandments in 1923.
Kansas, Montana or Oklahoma
The flat and rolling open expanses in the North and Eastern portion of the county have doubled for several states, without snowy weather.
Paramount’s “We Were Soldiers” found the double for their Viet Nam battle scenes in our coastal hills.
Flat and straight, steep and winding, with or without ocean, vineyards, crops, rolling green hills or a light house.
Main streets with grain elevators and a western feel or Norman Rockwell communities with parks, gazebos and neighborhoods of Victorian homes. California beach towns with funky bungalows or ostentatious beach homes. And add two California Missions and a handful of historic adobes.
Pristine coastal bluffs, harbors and coves
About 100 miles of coastline with variety from the vertical cliffs of Big Sur (doubled for Maui’s cliffs) to the flat beach and sand dunes in Pismo with protected harbors and working fishing piers in between.
And did we mention…
- Military bases (two),
- Lakes and reservoirs,
- Vineyards (over 30,000 acres),
- over 200 wineries,
- Palatial county homes or
- Cattle and horse ranches
The San Luis Obispo County Film Commission is ready to help you find the location you dreamt about.
San Luis Obispo County Film Commission Contact:
811 El Capitan, #200
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Location and geography
San Luis Obispo County is located on the California Central Coast, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The distance from downtown LA is 190 miles, abut 3 1/2 hours driving time. San Luis Obispo County covers over 3,300 square miles and includes portions of the Los Padres National Forest and the southern range of the Santa Lucia Mountains.
We experience a pleasant, Mediterranean-like climate year round. Averaging 315 days of sunshine per year. Our rainy season generally falls between the Months of January and April. Our average rainfall is 22 inches.
|Winter||64/31EF; cool and sunny|
|Spring||75/44EF; Breezy at times|
|Summer||95/50EF; warm & Sunny, foggy coastal mornings|
|Fall||77/43EF; warm days and cool nights|
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