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, beautiful yards.


Photo by Philip Eichner.



Photo by Philip Eichner.

The climate of Everett is heavily influenced by marine air masses, which tend to moderate temperatures with seasonal variations that are much less pronounced than inland areas, and mild winters.

Average Temperature:

January – High 48.0 F, Low 35.0 F

July – High 75.0 F, Low 54.0 

January Rainfall – 5.11 inches

July Rainfall – 1.17 inches




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  • The Architect, an indie film by writers Catherine DiNapoli and Jonathan Parker starring Eric McCormack and Parker Posey (2013)
  • 7 Minutes, a Whitewater Film Production starring Leven Rambin, Jason Ritter and Luke Mitchell (2013)
  • The Ring, a DreamWorks Production starring Naomi Watts (2002)
  • The Fugitive TV series starring Tim Daly (2000-2001)
  • Numerous commercials and TV episodes including Our America with Lisa Ling and Kitchen Nightmares with Chef Gordon Ramsay



Photo by Philip Eichner.
  • A working waterfront and heavy industrial manufacturing provide great backdrops to film
  • A wide variety of beautifully restored public buildings, including Everett High School, built in 1880, the Historic Everett Theatre, built in 1901, and the Monte Cristo Hotel, built in 1925
  • Homes vary, from the Rucker Mansion, built in 1905, and the Hartley Mansion, built in 1910, to middle class neighborhoods lined with Craftsman bungalows and Tudors
  • Schack Art Center Gallery and glass blowing hot shop offers a contemporary, cutting-edge arts setting
  • Jetty Island, just minutes from the marina, has a two-mile long sandy beach of untouched natural beauty
  • From Everett, a film crew is 30 minutes to Seattle’s skyscrapers, Skagit farmland, the cattail & bulrush marshes of the Snohomish River Delta or the foothills of the Cascade Mountains


  • Local Film Liaison – Carol Thomas, Cultural Arts Manager for the City of Everett, (425) 257-7101, cthomas@everettwa.gov    
  • Agency that issues permits and costs – Your first point of contact for permits is Carol Thomas, Cultural Arts Manager for the City of Everett, (425) 257-7101, cthomas@everettwa.gov        
  • Police or Sheriff’s Department or agency that handles traffic control – The City of Everett issues all permits and street closures in a streamlined permit process and may require a meeting with representatives from transit, traffic, fire, police, parks and the film office to ensure a smooth and easy shooting process



Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is 40 miles from Everett.


Seattle is 25 miles from Everett.


Photo by Philip Eichner.

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