Bring Your Vision to Life with these 10 Unique Film Locations

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Just like strong casting, your set location should have just as much character as your actors. Instead of defaulting to generic locations like a bookstore or a restaurant, find a unique location that helps bring your vision to life. We partnered with Peerspace, an online marketplace that helps you find undiscovered locations, to bring you some of the most unique, yet functional spaces to unlock your creativity. From industrial studios to midcentury modern homes, choose from one of these more memorable film locations.  

Unique Interior and Exterior Production Space

Location: South Los Angeles  

Finding a space with equally unique indoor and outdoor space can be challenging, but this production space has it all. With dramatic windows, a grand piano, and even a claw-foot bathtub, the grand interior matches the expansive exterior perfect for indoor and outdoor shots.  

Historic Landmark

Location: South of Market, San Francisco  

With industrial gold vaults, an interior courtyard, and 30 foot ceilings, the Mint has over 10,000 square feet of open space to explore your creativity. It is also one of the few buildings to survive the 1906 earthquake so if you’re looking for a place with history, you’ll love this recently renovated landmark.

Spacious Sunlit Studio

Location: Potrero Hill, San Francisco  

If you’re looking for a blank canvas, this spacious, white-walled studio is the perfect option. With tons of natural light and a flexible layout, many photographers and filmmakers are drawn to this space. For example, photographer Melissa de Mata chose this location to shoot her creative project. 

Abandoned Train Station

Location: Oakland, California  

If you’re scouting out a location that is truly unique, this non-functioning train station is a hidden gem. With over 7,000 square feet, 40 inch ceilings, and dramatic arched windows, it’s no surprise artists like Bassnectar and G-Eazy shot their music videos in this space. 

Designer Downtown Loft

Location: Seattle, WA 

This luxe design loft contrasts with its urban setting giving it a unique feel. It’s also conveniently situated next to Pike Place, the waterfront, and several other iconic film shoot locations. 

Artistic Design Loft 

Location: Lower East Side, New York  

This loft has several skylights which offer great natural lighting  and an all-white interior making it a perfect location for a photo or film shoot, including Harper’s Bazaar. It’s also incredibly quiet, which is a rare find in the heart of Manhattan. 

Rustic Country Farmhouse

Location: Sonoma County, California 

If you’re looking for a space with a rustic feel, this wine country farmhouse is a great option. With over 4.5 acres of rural countryside just outside Sebastopol, this location offers classic interior details, bright white walls, and large wood beams throughout the farm house. Plus, it has all the amenities you might need for your shoot, like a fully equipped kitchen, giving you one less thing to worry about when styling the shoot.

Midcentury Modern Architectural Home

Location: Silver Lake, Los Angeles

Featured in Dwell Magazine and West Elm, creatives will appreciate this home’s architectural picture-perfect design. The mid-century modern feel set in the hills of Silver Lake will make for a stunning backdrop.  

Flexible Industrial Studio

Location: West Adams Historic District, Los Angeles 

If you’re on the hunt for a versatile space, this industrial studio will check all the boxes. The hide-away furniture and gallery walls that “pop” away are just a couple custom-built integrations that makes this space great for production shoots.  

Contemporary Design Warehouse

Location: West Town, Chicago 

This location boasts roughly 4,000 square feet drenched in natural light and an open floor plan. This unique design space was practically built for production with amenities like clothing stands, a steamer, prep kitchen, and more, making day-of prep seamless.

About Peerspace 

Peerspace is an online marketplace that provides access to the best, undiscovered locations. From sunlit studios to urban lofts, you can easily find and book the perfect space for your photo and video shoots.

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