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After 450 Years We’re Ready for Our Close-up! ©2013

The St. Augustine Film Office/St. Johns County, Fl (SAFO) is ready to serve  you with unique locations, experienced crew and user friendly officials.

Our area boasts a wealth of locations including the nation’s oldest historic district, coastal and rural settings. Being the oldest permanent European city in the U.S., St. Augustine and St. Johns County has numerous period locations that easily double as 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th century U.S. or European cities, and our marshes and swamps can double for many other tropical locales.

St. Augustine/ St. Johns County’s solid infrastructure, supplemented with regional resources make filming here economical and fun! We’re a tourist destination with great restaurants, parks and beaches. We are the entertainment and dining district of N.E. Florida-a theme park people live in!

St. Augustine/St. Johns County is a film-friendly community with cooperative local governments and agencies. Most permits are free or under $50 and are issued or coordinated through the Film Office.

Our historical film legacy goes back to the very early days of film. Highlights might include ‘Distant Drums’ with Gary Cooper (1951), ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’ where we stood in for the Amazon jungle (1954) to more contemporary films such as ‘Lonely Hearts’where we were a mid-western farm and ‘The Celestine Prophecy’ where we were Peru!

Now we want your business. We will endeavor to smooth your way for film, TV, print, commercial, industrial or anything where our look will serve your needs.