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Spring Newsletter

March 14, 2024

Production News & Events<br />Spring Newsletter
Coming Soon
Theatrical Releases for Locally Made Films

Peter Five Eight, Starts March 22nd

Official Trailer for Peter Five Eight which filmed in Shasta and Siskiyou Counties. This film will be showing at the following theatres beginning on March 22.
Philadelphia FIlm Center, Philadelphia, PA FILMADELPHIA.ORG
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, Arlington, VA ARLINGTONDRAFTHOUSE.COM
Cinelounge Sunset, Los Angeles, CA CINELOUNGEFILM.COM
Cinelounge Tiburon, Tiburon, CA CINELOUNGEFILM.COM
The Ritz Theater, Thomaston, GA THE RITZ THEATER
Mt. Shasta Cinema, Mt. Shasta, CA MT. SHASTA CINEMA

Miracle Mile, April 19-25

Official Trailer for Miracle Mile which filmed primarily in Shasta County!
Come see the miracle in the following cinemas April 19-25:
Prime Cinemas Red Bluff
Broadway Cinema
Mill Creek Cinema
Crescent City Cinemas
For More Info

Recently Released - Available on Amazon Prime!
Mysteries of Mount Shasta

We are thrilled to share the official trailer for the Mysteries of Mount Shasta which is now available to watch on Prime!

Upcoming Local Premiers
The Golden Ghosts & Project Spark

Local Screening
Project Spark Studio, April 18

The Cottonwood Creek Charter School is hosting a double feature movie night April 18th at 7pm. The will be premiering OUTRUN, a film collaboration with Blaenau Gwent Film Academy, Wales, UK, and MIDSOMMARS CURSE, a film collaboration with Fredrikshovs Slotts Skola, Stockholm, Sweden. The movie night will be held in the brand new Field House Gymnasium. Refreshments and swag will be available for purchase as well as a couple auction items. This is a family friendly event.


Local Screening
The Golden Ghosts, April 21

The Golden Ghosts filmed in Shasta, Tehama, and Siskiyou Counties! We look forward to connecting with cast and crew on the 21st at the Riverfront Playhouse of Redding!


Redding. Set. Go.
Visit Redding in Top 3 FInalists for Poppy Award

Congratulations to the Visit Redding marketing team on their Poppy award nomination for their Basecamp for Adventure - Redding. Set. Go. campaign. They were in the top 3 finalists recognized alongside San Diego and Los Angeles! Well done!

Call for Nominations
COLA Awards 2024

Nominations for the CALIFORNIA ON LOCATION AWARDS (COLA) are now open for 2024. In order to qualify, the production must have shot at least in part between the dates of July 01, 2023 to June 30, 2024. The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2024.

Nominate Now

California Tax Credit News
Upcoming Application Dates

Television Series

Application: June 3-5, 2024
Phase II: June 6-10, 2024
Approval Date: July 8, 2024

Next Application Windows*
September 2024/March 2025


Application: July 29-31, 2024?
Phase II: August 1-5, 2024
Approval Date: September 2, 2024

Next Application Windows*?
January 2025

FMI or to apply visit: Tax Credit | California Film Commission

Call for Nominations
LMGI Awards 2024

Call for entries from around the globe!
Submissions for the 11th Annual LMGI Awards are now open online, and will close on Monday, May 6th, 2024, 11:59 PM PDT.

Nominate Now

Looking to film in Shasta, Tehama, Yuba or Sutter County? We are here to help!

Referrals for local
Local Incentives
Local Screenings

And much more!

Upcoming Events
Come see us at SIFF and SF FIlm Festvials!

Sonoma International Film Festival 2024
March 20-24, Sonoma

We are excited to be a sponsor and attendee once again at the Sonoma International Film Festival! If you plan to attend we would love to meet you! You can reach out to us directly by emailing Hope to see you there!
FMI: Sonoma International Film Festival

San Francisco International Film Festival 2024
April 24-28, San Francisco

We will also be attending the San Francisco International Film Festival and we hope to see you there!
FMI: SFFILM Festival

Training Opportunities
The Costume Academy and Kincade Productions

The Costuming Academy:
Their courses feature costume veterans, offering practical industry knowledge. Get equipped with the skills & expertise to excel professionally. Classes are online and can be viewed according to your schedule. Please visit to learn more.

Kincade Productions:
Their How To Be A Successful Film Production Assistant is a five-course online video series that bridges the gap from dreaming of working in the film and video industry to working on a set-anywhere in the United States. Please visit Kincade Productions to learn more.

Local Spotlight
Tyler Pochop, Mighty Men of Valor Studios

Tyler knew he wanted to make movies from a young age. After serving in the Army, he began studying filmmaking at San Jose State University. Before graduating in 2014, he completed a couple of short films. Since then, Tyler has had the privilege of working in many roles in front of and behind the camera but is really enjoying his current role as producer. He especially loves working on independent films with smaller crews and the inherent quicker pace it affords.

He shares that filmmaking is challenging to have as a career, but for those who persevere they get the experience of being around people actively pursuing their dreams and celebrating together when the dreams come to life.

Tyler has worked on several productions in our region and has found our region offers an incredible range of locations and hard-working cast and crew. His most recent production, Miracle Mile (featured above), Tyler wrote, produced and starred in and while other locations were considered, they elected to film the majority of the film in Shasta County.

The film is scheduled for a short theatrical release next month and then he hopes to continue making a variety of films. Congratulations to you all!

Location Spotlights
Shasta, Tehama, Yuba & Sutter

Shasta County - Basecamp Lassen: Basecamp Lassen is a diamond in the rough! Among the 300 acres some features include a striking view of Mount Lassen, two absolutely beautiful creeks running either side of its main house, and one of California's most historic barns! Its recent renovation was done with care to honor the area's classic style, character, and history of the land! This location has opportunities year-round and is the home to many cattle, goats and sheep that graze there from time to time. Also included on site are several houses with a variety of amenities, gorgeous interiors, open spaces, and a large pool that sits just in front of the main house and the natural creeks! For more info & photos: Basecamp Lassen - Film Shasta

Tehama County - Downtown Red Bluff: Colorful, authentic and endearing. Downtown Red Bluff's collection of old western buildings, many of which have been repurposed into local businesses, makes for a visually interesting stretch of Red Bluff. Historic Victorian homes and storefronts are adjacent to some fresh murals and more modern options. For more info & photos: Downtown Red Bluff | Film Tehama

Yuba/Sutter - Frenchtown Inn: Situated in the foothills of Yuba county, Frenchtown inn is a unique and stunning property next to a 7 acre pond. The mediterranean influenced architecture and interiors include arches and tiled floors. The outdoor spaces include seating and even a dance floor with strung lights above. This could be depicted as Europe or America, 40 years ago, or current day! A breathtaking location. For more info & photos: Frenchtown Inn - Film Yuba-Sutter (

Contact Us

Our mailing address is:
Upstate California Film Commission, PO Box 1468, Anderson CA 96007
Serving Shasta, Tehama, Yuba and Sutter Counties

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