Everett is situated on Port Gardner Bay at the mouth of the Snohomish River between the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. Nearly 50 miles of freshwater and saltwater shoreline and the second-largest marina on the West Coast provide a variety of natural backdrops for film. A working waterfront and remnants of the city’s gritty mill town beginnings remain today. Downtown has a distinctively small-town feeling with historic buildings and tree-lined streets. Everett has a variety of neighborhoods—from old, stately homes to modest, working-class homes with well-kept yards and beautiful, tree-lined streets. From Everett, a film crew is 30 minutes to Seattle’s skyscrapers, Skagit farmland, the cattail and bulrush marshes of the Snohomish river delta or the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Accommodations in Everett have lower room and tax rates and can offer free parking.
Films Made in Everett
• 2015: Television series, location manager Dave Drummond.
• 2014: The Architect, an indie film by writers Catherine DiNapoli and Jonathan Parker starring Eric McCormack and Parker Posey, and location manager Doug duMas.
• 2013: 7 Minutes, a Whitewater Film Production starring Leven Rambin, Jason Ritter and Luke Mitchell, and location manager Doug duMas.
• Numerous commercials and TV episodes including Our America with Lisa Ling and Kitchen Nightmares with Chef Gordon Ramsay.
Local Film Liaison – Lisa Newland, Cultural Arts Coordinator for the City of Everett, 425-257-7107, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agency That Issues Permits and Costs – The city issues all permits and street closures in a streamlined permit process. We will save you time by holding one meeting with representatives from transit, traffic, fire, police, parks and the film office to ensure a smooth and easy shooting process. The City of Everett does not charge a film permit fee but does require a $1,000 damage deposit.