Lights, Camera, Action!

(Photo by Ron Batzdorff, Courtesy of Ron Howard)
(Photo by Ron Batzdorff, Courtesy of Ron Howard)

Residents of the Space Coast have been treated to seeing the county in a myriad of films centered on space exploration. Big budget Hollywood films such as Armageddon, Space Cowboys, Contact and Apollo 13 have all utilized our history with NASA as a backdrop for filming. Apart from these “space films” there have also been films that utilize our county such as the Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton film Marvin’s Room (filmed in Rockledge), the John Goodman film Matinee (filmed in Cocoa Village), and indie filmmaker Alison Ander’s Things Behind The Sun (filmed in Anders’ home town of Cocoa Beach).

Working to bring more film work to Brevard County are the state film commissioner, Lucia Fishburne, and our own county film commissioner, Bonnie King. As part of their effort the two are hosting a meeting next week devoted to discussing film incentives and other lures for bringing productions to the Space Coast.

In preperation for this event, Florida Today reporter Keilani Best has written a thorough article detailing Brevard’s film history and the efforts of King and Fishburne in their July 15th edition.

If you are a local film and entertainment industry worker, production crew, or a person interested in using your business or home as a potential shooting location and are interested in attending this meeting it will be held on July 21st at 6:30 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott in Cocoa Beach. For more information visit the Space Coast Film Commission website or the Florida Today article.

For a look at another film made in Brevard County then check out our blog post: https://spacecoast.wordpress.com/2009/06/26/80s-horror-film-offers-unique-view-of-brevard/

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