Filming and Photography in Island County
Filming on Whidbey and Camano islands is a creative and rewarding experience. Welcome to our beautiful islands! This community is home to a vibrant network of artists, and offers stunning scenery as well as many unusual locations. You may find many unexpected resources here, if you know where to look.
Before filming , film makers are encouraged to contact our film liaison, Sherrye Wyatt. Sherrye is a wealth of local knowledge and has many useful contacts; please reach out to her for any guidance or assistance you may need, or simply to let her know you’re bringing a crew to the islands.
All productions are also encouraged to contact Washington Filmworks in Seattle.
We welcome film crews here, and look forward to working with you. The following links are full of information to help your location coordinating go as smoothly as possible. Because we want this to be a good experience for locals as well as filmmakers, you will also find our guidelines and expectations here. Please review the following information carefully to see if this is a good fit for your project, and whether you need a permit to proceed.
Filming on Whidbey and Camano Islands
Whidbey Island is accessible by a short, scenic ferry ride from the south end, or iconic Deception Pass Bridge from the north. Here you will find a huge diversity of locations, from quaint seaside villages to a world class Navy base, winding country roads and sweeping beach vistas. There are three incorporated towns on Whidbey, each with their own film permit. There are also several unincorporated communities, which are included in the county permit. Here you will also find information on how to film at public properties that don’t fall under either of these jurisdictions, such as State Parks, ferries, and ports. Please consult the interactive map to find the appropriate permit or contact for the area you are interested in, or contact the film liaison if you are unsure.
Local Film Information and Permits
Port Authority Local Film Information
State Parks and Ferries Film Information
Federal Film Information