Some of Hawaiian Islands’ greatest qualities for filming locations are a result of location, visual affect, and near perfect climate. But legislation has brought more promise to the TV and film industry for the tropic state.

Hawaii is often referred to as “Hollywood’s Tropical Backlot”. Hawaii offers an income tax credit of up to 20% on motion picture, digital media, and film production.

There are thousands of islands available for filming in this culturally diverse state, and like most states, viable sound stages, production crew, and friendly locals are willing to help make the filming experience pleasant.


Here are some Films that have been shot in HI

  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Exit to Eden
  • Jurassic Park
  • Tora! Tora! Tora!
  • South Pacific
  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  • Pirates of the Caribbean:On Stranger Tides
  • The Decendants
  • Soul Surfer


  • Lost

Questions? Contact our Office at 877.339.3456 (FILM)