Madera County and
Southern Yosemite Sierra
... offer a wide variety of locations for filming. Small midwestern looking towns, farms, cattle ranches, graveyards, quarries and industrial sites are located throughout the region. And, of course, there's Yosemite National Park. Wide expanses of rolling pastures and oak trees depict the foothills while the forests, lakes, waterfalls and streams all reveal the majestic beauty of the High Sierra.
The area boasts a lodging base of approximately 4200 rooms with more than 60 restaurants and an abundance of interesting site locations, with easy air access through Fresno Yosemite International Airport. Local talent and support is readily available.
A variety of filming projects, dating back to the 30's have been filmed in the area. The benchmark film featuring Bass Lake and The Pines Resort, "The Great Outdoors" was filmed here in 1988.