Why film in the Berkshires?
"For the last 20 years I have been able to enjoy the beauty of the Berkshires... and continue my high tech/creative work on projects via the Internet. This combination of nature, local talent, and technology offers a quality of life that is unsurpassed." - Doug Trumbull, Academy Award Winning Visual Effects Pioneer
"I spent a lot of happy times in the Berkshires growing up, and now I spend a lot of time on film locations, so I really know how perfect the Berkshires are as a setting for filmmakers. The Berkshire Film and Media Commission is helping to make all of the things that we love about the Berkshires available to filmmakers around the world. It's great for them, it's great for the local economy. I can't wait to make a film here." - Elizabeth Banks, Actor & BFMC Advisory Board Member
Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts makes for an easy filming location. At about 2.5 hours drive from both Boston and New York City, we offer an excellent local talent and crew base. Our wide variety of filming locations range from quaint New England towns and spooky haunted mansions to gritty back alleys and industrial city scapes.