- A newly-updated Monterey County Movie Map highlights some of the more than 200 films that have shot scenes in this area. Moviemakers have captured local scenery as far back as 1897 in a couple of Thomas Edison’s first “moving pictures”—“Surf at Monterey” and “Hotel Del Monte.” From “Play Misty for Me” to “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” to “Turner & Hooch,” locations here have played a starring role. Recent productions include “The Forger” with Carmel scenes, and the film “Big Sur,” (based on the book by Jack Kerouac) with locations at Bixby Canyon, Rocky Creek Bridge and Hwy. 1.
The movie map is a collaboration between the Monterey County Film Commission and the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau, which gives out the maps at its Monterey Visitors Center.
Film Students: Don’t miss out on $2,000 in Financial Aid
It’s time to apply for the Monterey County Film Commission’s Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Scholarship Award. Check out the details on the application form on our scholarship page. Last year’s winner Jessica Moss (pictured with Jeff Clark, MCFC Board President) expressed her appreciation of the financial aid at the recent CSUMB film student screenings.