MAY 2013 

Issue No. 17
Yes, Humboldt and Del Norte have picturesque locations.  But nothing says that more than having them on the big screen!


Cassandra Hesseltine 

Del Norte and Humboldt County's  

Film Commissioner



The much anticipated feature film
After Earth, starring Will and Jaden Smith and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, is set to open Friday, May 31st. 

Part of After Earth was filmed in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park and on a private location in Humboldt County.

State Park Ranger John O'Rourke went above and beyond to help make the shoot happen at the park so much so that he won State Public Employee of  the Year at last October's COLA (California On Location Awards).

At the California Location Conference this past April in Santa Monica, CA, the Humboldt-Del Norte County Film Comissioner, Cassandra Hesseltine, spoke on a four person panel regarding "After Earth" filming in the redwood region.  

Left to right, Geoff Juckes, Location Manager for feature films, commercial and fashion; Trish Hofmann, Executive Producer of Hemingway & Gelhorn for HBO (starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman); Mark Indig, Unit Production Manager for Titanic, The Village and
The Lone Ranger; and Cassandra Hesseltine, Film Commissioner.

The indie film Love in the Time of Monsters had there LA premiere this past April.

Most of this indie feature was filmed in Del Norte County on several private locations and Six Rivers National Park as well. 
Trees of Mystery 
The tourist spot of Trees of Mystery  
opens the film.

  Patrick Creek Lodge is
the film's main location.

1385 8th Street, Suite F
Arcata, California 95521
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