Ethan and Max will transform First Landing State Park into an “alternate earth” for their sci-fi thriller called, Atlantis Down. The parks’ elegant water ways, Spanish-moss laden swamps, sandy dunes, and Chesapeake Bay shoreline might just steal the show!
First Landing has been the backdrop for many film projects including The New World starring Colin Farrel and First Landing produced by CBN. Morning talk shows, film student projects, commercials, music videos, and catalog shoots have all been staged at Virginia State Parks.
Filming and commercial photography in the park may require a special-use permit that details do’s and don’ts that allow us to protect the parks’ natural environment. To request a permit to film at First Landing State Park, please contact Kim Miller at [email protected]. To request a permit to film at another Virginia State Park, contact that park directly.
Lacking the financial backing of big budget Hollywood, independent film makers–Ehtan Marten and Max Bartoli–have the vision and drive to make a move 3,000 miles away from Tinsel Town.