Whether you’re considering Washington for your next project, or simply want to take a virtual tour of our stunning state, Washington Filmworks can help. Last August we launched a Location of the Month newsletter to showcase the wide range of unique looks and resources in a number of jurisdictions around Washington.

In celebration of the first anniversary of this newsletter, we’ve assembled the last year’s worth of locations one place. If you’d like to receive our newsletters and press releases, please sign up here. We also archive all previous newsletters on our website.


Bellingham, August 2013


Lake reflecting the mountains. Photo courtesy of Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism.

Bellingham – Mt. Baker dominates the eastern horizon, with a stair step of fertile valleys, foothills, placid lakes and rivers that vacillate seasonally between docile and irate. Bellingham balances small town spirit with funky college-infusion, artist chic and culinary wow.


Olympia, July 2013


Olympia Capitol Building. Photo courtesy of the Olympia Lacey Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau.

Olympia – The capital of Washington State and home to the Capitol Building as well as many other federal and state offices, Olympia is located at the southern tip of the Puget Sound and boasts a beautiful waterfront with an operating port.


Tri-Cities Area, June 2013


Tri-Cities area agriculture. Photo courtesy of the Tri-Cities Visitor & Convention Bureau.

Tri-Cities Area – Situated at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake, and Yakima Rivers in southeast Washington, the area offers parks, nostalgic downtown areas, and farms, including potatoes, wheat, apples, grapes, alfalfa, strawberries, asparagus, corn, hops, and more and more than 200 wineries.


Grand Coulee Dam Area, May 2013

Grand Coulee

Grand Coulee Dam from the air. Photo courtesy of Scott Hunter.

Grand Coulee Dam Area – This area is a unique combination of cities and counties, lakes and climates, topography and geology. There are four small towns, and the region is best known for the Grand Coulee Dam, which was built in 1933 as part of the Columbia River Basin Irrigation Project.


Ocean Shores, April 2013


Pacific Ocean at Ocean Shores. Photo courtesy of Carol Schultz.

Ocean Shores – Located at the southernmost tip of the Olympic Peninsula, within this area lies 23 miles of interconnecting canals and lakes, and driving on the beach is permitted. Ocean Shores snuggles up to the majestic Pacific, contains a rainforest, and is home to storms and breathtakingly beautiful sunsets.


San Juan Islands, March 2013


San Juan Islands sunset. Photo courtesy of Mark Gardner.

San Juan Islands – A magnificent 172-island archipelago in the heart of the Salish Sea, known for pristine beaches, panoramic marine views, windswept golden prairies, historic inns and hamlets, and lingering sunsets over hidden bays.


Spokane, February 2013


The Spokane River and Downtown. Photo courtesy of Alan Bisson and Visit Spokane.

Spokane – Spokane is located on the eastern edge of Washington where sunshine mixes with a myriad of rural and urban settings. Moviemakers from around the county have discovered the area’s talented crew base, diverse locations, great weather and affordable conditions.


Tacoma, January 2013


Tacoma’s Museum of Glass. Photo courtesy of the Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau.

Tacoma – Resting at the foot of Mt. Rainier, Tacoma is the third largest city in Washington state and home to a bustling and diverse seaport. Once known for its lumber industry, the city is now known for producing world famous art, and unique and diverse neighborhoods.


Whidbey and Camano Islands, December 2012


Deception Pass Bridge on Whidbey Island. Photo courtesy of Michael Stadler.

Whidbey and Camano Islands – Rural, yet sophisticated, the islands are a Mayberry-esque paradise offering stunning vistas, temperate climate, and a wealth of marine wildlife. With seven state parks, much of the area is pristine. Landmarks include seaside villages, hundreds of historic buildings, and Deception Pass Bridge.


Vancouver, WA, November 2012


The Interstate Bridge in Vancouver (I-5 over the Columbia River). Photo courtesy of Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office.

Vancouver, WA – Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascades, on the bank of the Columbia River, Vancouver USA is as naturally beautiful as it is diverse. The city is a combination of history, scenic views, natural attractions, urban charm, and welcoming hospitality.


Walla Walla, October 2012


Fall colors in Walla Walla. Photo courtesy of Kimberly Miner.

Walla Walla – Historic Walla Walla is a thriving, friendly community, located in the heart of southeastern Washington’s beautiful wine country. The community is the home of three colleges and has an interesting mix of culture, rich history, and agriculture.


Port Townsend, September 2012


Sailboats in Port Townsend. Photo courtesy of the City of Port Townsend.

Port Townsend – Discover the authentic charm of a Victorian Seaport with its maritime heritage and a touch of urban chic. The city is noted for its vast collection of Victorian homes and historical buildings as well as a maritime center for independent boat builders and related industries.


Shoreline, August 2012


Shoreline’s Echo Lake. Photo courtesy of Tom Downer.

Shoreline – Shoreline offers classic Puget Sound beauty and the convenience of suburban living with the attractions of nearby urban opportunities. The city skirts the waters of Washington’s inland sea and stretches almost to Lake Washington.