Letter from the Mayor

As Mayor of New Bedford I welcome you to explore our vibrant city as a location for your next film project.

New Bedford is an historic seaport located on picturesque Buzzard’s Bay, conveniently situated 60 minutes from Boston and 30 minutes from Providence. New Bedford’s rich history has endowed it with a wide range of landscapes, streetscapes, buildings and character for a variety of film genres.

Our unique city provides a wide array of visual opportunities: an active fishing port, scenic beaches, and large parks. Our diverse urban settings include commercial main streets, historic tree-lined neighborhoods, a Civil War-era military fort and industrial mill buildings, and our historic downtown, with its cobblestone streets and authentic 19th and 20th century architecture.


Jon Mitchell


New Bedford is Film-friendly and Film-ready

The Office of Tourism and Marketing/Film Office is the point of contact for filming in New Bedford and is ready to assist with the following:

  • Scouting/Coordination of Site Visits
  • Recruitment of production crew and extras
  • Expedited permitting
  • Accommodations /Catering
  • Contact information for related resources