What makes Kauai unique?
Filmmakers have long favored Kauai’s incomparable mountain ridges and valleys, tropical jungles, 143 miles of magnificent coastline, year-round streams and waterfalls, and arid dunes and canyons. The island’s feature film credits date back to 1933, when director Lois Weber brought a film crew to shoot White Heat. Click here to view a complete list of movies filmed on Kauai.
Our mission and services:
The Kauai Film Commission is a division of the County Office of Economic Development. Its purpose is to promote, market, and support Kauai as a production location for all media while ensuring the safety and welfare of the local community and environment. Once a producer chooses Kauai as a filming location, the Film Commission then provides:
- Guidance and information
- Location photos from an extensive photo library
- Local resource listings
- Referrals to qualified production personnel, services and accommodations
- Preferred rates wherever possible
- Weather information
- Contacts for filming on private land
- Assistance with State and County film permits
The services of the Kauai Film Commission are free, as are most filming permits on county and state lands on the island.
Contact us for more information:
If you would like specific information about filming on Kauai please contact us by e-mail, phone – 808-241-4948, or fax – 808-241-6399. Let us know if you are considering Kauai as a location for a specific project, and if so, whether it is a feature film, television show, documentary, still photo shoot, fashion catalog, or something else. A brief description of your project, including when filming would take place, will help us to help you better.
The following is available:
- A general information packet including a locations brochure, map, and movie list
- The State Media Index (production directory)
- Kauai Production Resource Directory (Kauai-specific) is available on this website
- Photos from our location files. Let us know specifically what you are looking for.