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Lights, Camera, Richmond Hill!

Where scenic coastal landscapes and picturesque historic sites steal the show!

Film scouts have discovered what makes Richmond Hill picture perfect: live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss, some of them taking root since before the Civil War; the flowing waters of the Great Ogeechee River; long, dusty backroads; historic homes, cabins, and blacksmithing shops; fishing piers, boat docks, and three marinas. Sugar cane fields, marsh and swamp wetlands, local restaurants, even a Civil War era fort are part of the landscape.

Richmond Hill, with sites like the historic home, Myrtle Grove, the formidable Fort McAllister, and the former residence of automobile magnate Henry Ford, stands as a cinematic treasure trove. These iconic locations have served as captivating backdrops in various films. Richmond Hill, indeed, offers the ideal foundation for a thriving film industry. With over 900 hotel rooms, convenient short-term rentals, and campgrounds, it provides comfortable accommodations.  Richmond Hill, located in Bryan County, Georgia, offers local hardware stores stocked with stage set supplies, commercial office spaces for production executives and back-office operations, as well as skilled professionals in film and television production. Additionally, local caterers can offer craft services, making Richmond Hill an ideal destination for filmmakers.

Bryan County, just south of Savannah, is a Georgia Camera Ready Community. Our skilled county liaison connects producers with resources such as film studios, lodging, assistance with local permitting laws, and more.

In the last several years more than half a dozen television shows and movies have been filmed in Richmond Hill, adding to the list of earlier productions including the multiple Oscar-awarded movie, Glory.

The Peach State’s thriving film culture brings in $4 billion annually to the state’s economy.

For more information about fiming in Richmond Hill, Georgia, contact Christy Sherman at or 912-756-2676.

Why Georgia?

Georgia has a temperate climate and a diverse base of filming locations that span from forested mountaintops to the ocean shores.
  • Georgia is named the Top State for Business for an unprecedented 9th year in a row. The state’s investment in film and supporting industries is a big part of this story.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is also the world’s busiest airport. Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, which is only minutes from Richmond Hill, has been named the Number 1 Best U.S. Airport by Condé Nast travelers.
  • Georgia provides a stable crew base, and because we have a pro-business focus, Georgia is now a leading destination in the world for filming.