Welcome to Buffalo!
This site is intended to act as a "street level" gateway to crucial film production resources for filmmakers and producers who have a need for local crew or film/video/photography related support services. Please visit the official Buffalo Niagara Film Commission Website for a database of local crew and services but please feel free to ask producer/filmmaker Chris Santucci for useful suggestions (see contact info on following page).
Where is Buffalo?
The City of Buffalo is 400 miles West of New York City, 4 hours North of Pittsburgh, an hour and a half South of Toronto, Canada, and about 20 minutes South of Niagara Falls.
Production in Buffalo
The Buffalo area is home to a small number of experienced film crew and minimal infrastructure suitable for film production. Rochester, New York is an hour East of Buffalo and is similarly configured. If you are considering film production in Buffalo and you are either not familiar with the production community here or you are an outsider, it is advisable to hire FIRST a local producer with experience producing film and video projects in Buffalo in your budget range.
If you are an experienced producer or filmmaker, you no doubt already understand the importance of having a local producer who can bridge the gap between your expectations in terms of production needs and what is available here in Buffalo. Why start from scratch and waste man-hours and budget trying to figure out who and what can or will work for your production?
It Ain't Hollywood
"I think a lot more films like ours can be done here. The costs are pretty reasonable, the town is so helpful. There's no reason not to.
- Kevin Logie (producer - Poundcake)
Positive Aspects of Filming in Buffalo
- WIDE variety of affordable locations with diverse architecture
- Locals are friendly
- Union presence is low
- Cost of living is low
- High New York State tax incentive