Filmmaking Credits & History

Santa Barbara has a long history of filmmaking. So much so that California’s first movie studio was built in Santa Barbara in 1910. That’s right! The “Flying A Studios” of the American Film Company / Ace Manufacturing Company was California’s first movie studio, and called Satna Barbara home.

Since then, we’ve been busy filming some of the the country’s most popular movies and television shows.

FEATURE FILMS & TV SHOWS
Filmed in Santa Barbara County

2012 Say Yes to the Dress/TV/TLC
2012 Mucho Dinero/ Independent Feaure Film
2012 Montecito Ballroom (Pilot) TV/Ryan Seacrest Productions
2012 The Bet/ Independent Feature Film
2012 Falling Skies/TV/TNT
2012 Top Gear/TV/BBC
2012 Hollywood Exes/T.V./VH1
2012 Married to the Game/T.V./51 Minds
2012 Musicology/Beck Special/T.V./VH1
2012 Perfect Present/Feature Film/Independent
2012 Who Do You Think You Are/T.V./Shed Media
2012 Ready for Love/T.V./NBC
2012 I Love Jennie/T.V./CMT
2011 The Amazing Race/T.V./CBS
2011 Extreme Makeover/T.V./ABC
2011 X Factor/T.V./Fox
2011 DC Cupcakes/T.V./The Learning Channel
2011 Man Vs. Food Nation/Travel Channel
2011 Little People Big World/The Learning Channel
2011 Top Gear/T.V. Series/History Channel
2011 A Christmas Wedding Tail/Feature Film/Hallmark
2011 Psychic Treasure Explorers/T.V./National Geographic
2011 The Real L Word/T.V./The Mission Productions
2010 Rites of Passage/Feature Film/Party Killer Films LLC
2010 Undercovers/Television/Warner Brothers
2010 Cinema Verite/Feature Film/HBO
2010 Love/Feature Film/Our Two Dogs Inc.
2010 Hoods/T.V./MTV
2010 No Strings Attached/Feature Film/Paramount
2010 Real Housewives of Beverly Hills/T.V./Bravo
2010 The Marriage Ref/T.V./Shed Media
2010 Monsters Inside Me/T.V./ Optomen Productions
2010 Chocolate Wars/T.V./Discovery Studios
2010 Private Chefs of Beverly Hills/Television
2010 Son of an Afghan Farmer/Independent Feature/Pilgrims 7 Corporation
2009 Ghost Adventures/reality television/Travel Channel
2009 Uncorked/Feature Film/Independent
2009 Kathy Griffin/television/Bravo
2009 It’s Complicated/Feature Film/Universal Pictures
2009 You’re Hired/Reality Television/51 Minds
2009 Pickin and Grinnin/Feature Film/Independent
2009 Leonie/Feature Film/Independent
2009 More to Love/Reality/Independent
2009 Nitro Circus/Reality Television/Independent
2009 Flying Lessons/Feature Film/Independent
2009 Keeping Up With the Kardashians/Reality Television/Bunnim-Murray
2008  Psych/Television/USA
2008  Generation Gap/MOW/Hallmark
2008 Momma’s Boys/Rality Television/NBC
2008  Rachael’s Vacation/Reality Televiions/TLC
2008 Samantha Brown:  Passport to Great Weekends/Reality Travel/Optomen Productions
2007 Death Proof/Feature Film/
2007 Jolene/Feature Film/Independent
2007  Giada’s Weekend Getaways/Reality/Independent
2007 American Son/Feautre/Independent
2007 The Hills/Reality Television/Independent
2007 The Bachelor/Reality/NBC
2007 Dream Quest/Documentary/National Geographic
2007 Hell’s Kitchen/Reality Television/Fox
2007  The Dog Whisperer/Reality Television/ MPH Entertainment
2006 Grind House / Death Proof, Dimension / Weinstein
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean III, Disney
2006 AlphaDog, New Line
2006 Searching for Mickey Fish, Deal Me In Prods
2006 Lets Go to Prison, Universal / Carsey-Werner
2006 There Will Be Blood, Paramount / Miramax
2006 Psych, USA Network
2006 Ocean Adventures (Jean-Michel Cousteau), PBS
2006 The Bachelor, ABC
2006 Top Chef 2, Bravo
2006 California Connected, KCET
2006 Trading Spaces, TLC
2006 The Messengers, TLC
2006 Ex-Wives Club, ABC
2006 RV RoadTrips, DIY Network
2006 Beyond Tomorrow, Ch 7 (Australia)
2006 History of Bounty Hunting, History Ch
2006 Death Ride, Protean (Japan)
2006 Searching for Mickey Fish, Deal Me In LLC
2005 Laura McKenzie’s Traveler, Associated TV
2005 Adventure Highway, Echo Ent.
2005 Worlds Apart, Astrolite Ent.
2005 MTV Russia
2005 Estelle’s Paradise, Karma Media
2005 Monk, USA Network / Universal
2005 Best In Town, Discovery / Animal Planet
2005 Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO
2005 iCandy, Logo Network
2005 The Wrath, Cayo Largo Prods
2005 The Carefree Gang Spins the Earth (Japan)
2005 WOW! Santa Barbara, Wealth TV
2005 King of the Park, First Television
2005 Laguna Beach – The Real OC, MTV
2005 Barbequing with Bobby Flay, Food Channel
2005 Real Simple, Real Simple TV
2005 Breathe / Water Story, Campbell / Maughon Prods
2005 Oprah Winfrey Show, Harpo Ent.
2005 Jag, Paramount Studios, “Bridging the Gulf”
2004 Flight of the Phoenix, 20th Century Fox
2004 Cruel Intentions III, Sony
2004 Dave Barry’s Guide to Guys, Labrador Pictures
2004 Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman, CBS
2004 Monster-in-Law, New Line Prods
2004 El Nino, Petri Dish
2004 Alpha Dog, New Line
2004 Sideways, Fox Searchlight
2004 Greener Mountains (Inn Trouble), Waterfall/North 45
2004 Love Clyde, Larry Levinson Prods
2003 Spartan, David Mamet Prods / WB
2003 Hidalgo, Disney
2003 Seabiscuit – Universal
2003 The Bachelor, ABC
2003 Sorority Life, MTV
2002 Rosebud – Disney
2002 The Last Cowboy, LLP, Hallmark Channel
2002 A Strange Crime (Japanese)
2002 Rogues
2002 The Love Shack, NBC
2002 Country Music Awards
2002 Road Rules 11, MTV
2002 Home & Garden Channel
2002 $40 A Day, Food Network
2002 Afternoon Nickventures – Nickelodeon
2002 The Bachelor, ABC
2001 Adaptation (Black Orchid) – Columbia
2001 The Pharaoh
2001 The X-files
2000 Bedazzled
2000 Rockets Red Glare
1999 Blessed Art Thou
1999 Hallmark Hall of Fame
1999 Rocky & Bullwinkle
1999 Atticus
1999 Double Jeopardy
1998 Cowboy Up (Hearts & Bones)
1998 Payne
1998 Star Trek: Insurrection
1998 The Other Sister
1998 Norma Jean, Jack, and Me
1998 Sam Churchill, Search for a Homeless Man, Traxler
1997 Sliders
1997 Odd Couple II
1997 My Favorite Martian, Disney
1996 Waterfront (German) episode
1996 G.I. Jane
1996 Face/Off
1995 Steal Big, Steal Little
1995 Two Bits & Pepper
1995 Nixon
1994 A Walk in the Clouds
1994 Congo
1994 How to Make an American Quilt
1994 The Last Frontier
1994 Young Indy/Hollywood Follies
1993 Committed to Passion
1993 Dazzle
1993 Amelia Earhart
1993 Forced to Kill
1993 Nick Furst S.B.I.
1993 Pelican Brief
1993 The Breakthrough
1992 Forever Young
1992 She Woke Up
1992 The Companion
1992 Those Secrets
1992 Twisted
1991 LA Story
1991 Of Mice and Men
1991 Payback
1990 Bikini Island
1990 Delirious
1990 Rocketeer
1989 The Two Jakes
1988 Dead Solid Perfect
1988 Paint It Black
1987-91 Santa Barbara series
1987 Aaron’s Way
1986 Starman episode
1985 Highway to Heaven
1985 Return to Mayberry
1984 Brother In Law
1984 Scarface
1983 A Caribbean Mystery
1983 Deal of the Century
1980 Friday the 13th, Pt 3
1980 Madam “X”
1980 The Postman Always Rings Twice
1979 Beggar Man Thief
1979 Dracula episode
1978 Cutter’s Way
1978 Paradise Cove
1978 Rendezvous Hotel
1978 Sword of Justice
1978 The Frisco Kid
1978 The Pirate
1977 Big Wednesday
1977 Switch episode
1977 The Betsy
1977 The End
1976 Shark Kill pilot
1975 Lipstick
1975 Won Ton Ton
1971 The Return of Count Yorga
1969-70 The Invaders episode
1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie
1967 The Graduate
1966 FBI episode
1964 Batman pilot
1963 The Fugitive (Never Wave Goodbye)
1957 The Spirit of St. Louis
1940 The Bank Dick
1920s The Rescue
1923 The Ten Commandments
1919 The Rivers End
1915 The Diamonds from the Sky
1914 The Zaca Lake Mystery
1914 The Trey O’Hearts
1914 The Perils of Pauline
1912-19 Flying “A” Studio 1200+ movies
1910 Winners of the West

Want to know more information on “Flying A Studios”? Read more in the Santa Barbara Historical Society’s “Flying A” Cinema Archives.