Visitor Guide

Filming in Georgia’s Rome

Georgia’s Rome offers a wealth of filming locations. From an intact Victorian Era district in the city of Rome, to rolling hills and rivers, to a wide diversity of urban and rural structures in Floyd County and Cave Spring,  Film Rome/Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism will search the area for the perfect location for your film.

Need for Speed (2014) was filmed on-location at Rome’s Myrtle Hill Cemetery and in rural Floyd County near Cave Spring.

Film Contact

For information on scouting a location or more information on Georgia’s Rome, contact:

Lisa Smith
Executive Director, Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism
lisa@romegeorgia.org
706-295-5576

Ann Hortman
Camera Ready Liaison
ann@romegeorgia.org
706-295-5576

Locations – Photo Database

Georgia’s Rome offers a diverse landscape, rolling hills, unique architecture, natural scenery – we’ve scouted locations throughout Rome/Floyd County to make your job easier!

Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism: Contact us to see our locations!

Georgia Reel-Scout : Rome-Floyd Locations.

View Georgia Power: View Film Locations

Berry College: View filming endeavors

Photo Database Contact

Kristi Kent
706-295-5576. 800.444.1834
Email: media@romegeorgia.org

Production/Talent

Once you’ve found the perfect location to film, our staff can help with sourcing local permits, materials, local talent, base camp location, affordable hotel rates and crew members along with making connections to local agencies to ensure public safety. Berry College, Shorter University, Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Georgia Highlands College are all located in Rome and offer technical, technological and creative talent that can be sourced for film productions.

For information contact:

Lisa Smith
Executive Director, Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism
lisa@romegeorgia.org
800-444-1834

Portfolio

Television
  • RoadTrip Masters – Discovery Channel, 2018
  • Price of Duty – Oxygen Network, 2018
  • Brockmire – Funny or Die Productions, 2018
  • Hap & Leonard – Sundance TV, 2017
  • If Loving You is Wrong – Tyler Perry Studios, 2016
  • Ford Motor Company (commercial), 2016
  • The Originals – Bonanza Productions, CW Network, 2016
  • Honda – Key Technology Commercial, 2016
  • Constantine– (TV Series) NBC/DC Comics, Warner Bros. Television, 2015
  • Kingmakers – (TV movie pilot) ABC Studios/Disney, 2015
  • If Loving You is Wrong –  Oprah Winfrey Network, 2014
  • The Following – (Series pilot) Bonanza Productions, Fox Network, 2013
  • House Hunters – 2012
  • Good Eats – Food Network: Water Works I, 2006
  • Ford Motor Company (commercial), 2000
Filmography
  • The Mule – Warner Bros., 2018
  • Brockmire starring Hank Azaria, 2018
  • Megan Leavey – Bleecker Street Media, 2017
  • The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 1- Lionsgate, 2015
  • Freedom: Malek Jindali (Syrian-American composer, Music Video), 2014
  • The System – 2014
  • Blind Tiger: The Legend of Bell Tree Smith, 2014
  • Need for Speed – Dreamworks, 2014
  • Identity Thief – Universal Pictures, 2013
  • Butch Walker: Out of Focus (Documentary), 2013
  • Revenge of the Sandman, 2013
  • All Hallows Evil: Lord of the Harvest, 2013
  • Der Gries (Short film), 2010
  • Death Awaits (Short film), 2009
  • Lonely Love, 2009
  • The Other Half (Short film), 2009
  • Lynch Mob, 2009
  • Dance of the Dead, 2008
  • Dangerous Calling, 2008
  • Golgotha, 2008
  • Apparition Point, 2007
  • Freelance, 2007
  • Capitalism Rocks (Short film), 2006
  • The Bread Squeezer (Short film), 2006
  • Dark Remains, 2006
  • Big Red: The Ghost of Floyd County Prison (Documentary), 2006
  • The Derby Stallion, 2005
  • Sugar Creek Gang: Swamp Robber (Series), 2004
  • Sweet Home Alabama, Touchstone Pictures, 2002
  • The Substitute, 2001
  • Remember the Titans – Jerry Bruckheimer Films/Disney, 2000
  • Class of ’61, 1992
  • Dutch – Twentieth Century Fox, 1991
  • Perfect Harmony (TV Movie) – Walt Disney TV, 1990
  • The Mosquito Coast – Warner Bros., 1986
  • The Baron, 1984
  • The Double McGuffin – Mulberry Square Productions, 1979
  • King Cotton (Documentary), 1910
Print
  • Williams & Kent (Catalog), 2014
  • Lands’ End (Catalog), 2000
  • Lilly Pulitzer (Catalog), 2000

Testimonials

Raine Hall Rawlins – Location Manager, Disney Studios: “When it comes to film scouting and production, Ann Hortman is Floyd County’s greatest asset. A lifelong Roman, she knows every crook and cranny, mountaintop road, every building, farm or vista you could possibly want. And she knows where the good restaurants are! Our recent Director’s Scout for a new Marvel picture in and around Rome was a pleasure and a great success thanks to Ann.

Michael Colford – Location Manager, If Loving You Is Wrong: “I don’t know anyone in Georgia that goes out of there way to assist with film production as much as the folks at the Greater Rome CVB do. But, that’s not surprising, as everyone I’ve met in Floyd County, from people on the street to their city officials, are as friendly and helpful as they can be, and are very welcoming to the film industry. When you combine that kind of shared enthusiasm with the broad range of location looks and possibilities, you’d be foolish not to consider working in Floyd County for any kind of media project.”

Greg Bishop – Director, Dance of the Dead: “When I was scouting locations to shoot DANCE OF THE DEAD, it was as if the script was written for Rome, Georgia. That town had everything we needed. Most of our movie takes place in a high-school, so we took over an abandoned school which became our base camp. Then the rest of the town became our back lot and the fine townsfolk became our extras. Rome, Georgia welcomed us with open arms and went above and beyond in helping us make this film possible. This movie could not have been made without their dedication and hard work.”

From Dance of the Dead Website – The team moved into the small town of Rome, GA for an intense five week production period that was to be like no other. “I like to shoot movies in my home state because you can get ‘more bang for your buck’ than shooting in LA.” says Bishop. “Most locations in Georgia are unique and have never before been captured on film… and Rome, GA oddly had every location we were looking for in town. It was as if the film was written to take place there. So we set up camp in an abandoned high-school so that the town became our backlot and the townsfolk became our extras.” Fresh off the plane from Hollywood Ballarini found the injection southern hospitality inspiring, “From the Superintendent to the Undertaker, the entire town came out to lend a hand in one way or another. We were on the front page of the newspaper every other day, which was always hilarious. Kinda made us feel like rockstars.”

Ron McClellan – Filmmaker and Director “ My experience filming in Rome was so awesome, it made me want to live there. This is the top place that I have ever filmed and I will film there again – The CVB is most helpful with lining us up with people and locations. Rome is VERY film friendly- My favorite place in Georgia.”