Filming in Filming on location in the US Virgin Islands
The US Virgin Islands lie in the eastern Caribbean as an unincorporated territory of the United States that uses the US dollar. Producers filming on location in the islands enjoy tropical weather on a year-round basis and white-sand beaches to match. Special insurance is recommended for films shoots taking place in the late summer and early autumn, as this is hurricane season.
Centuries of colonial history mean that producers have access to varied architecture including sugar mills, plantation ruins, colonial mansions, forts and shanty towns. There’s also striking natural scenery such as rising rock formations, dramatic cave networks and volcanic rock fields.
The islands are a versatile double for international locations and in recent years have been used by big-budget productions including the Twilight saga and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Producers have access to a small pool of local crew, but it numbers less than a hundred specialists, so additional people have to be flown in. The US Virgin Islands Film Office is among the most established on US soil and is available to offer assistance to producers filming in the area.