Our Area

Wilmington, NC

Located in beautiful Southeastern North Carolina, Wilmington seamlessly blends historic charm with contemporary allure. Modern shopping districts like Mayfaire Town Center and The Forum offer upscale boutiques and trendy eateries, while the presence of the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) adds vibrancy to the city’s academic and artistic scenes. With its proximity to pristine beaches like Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach, Wilmington embodies modern coastal living, offering residents and visitors alike the perfect balance of urban excitement and coastal relaxation.

Historic Downtown Wilmington

Nestled along the Cape Fear River, Historic Downtown Wilmington boasts charming cobblestone streets lined with vibrant shops, restaurants, and galleries. Its picturesque riverfront serves as a backdrop for countless film scenes, offering a timeless allure that captures the essence of both old-world charm and modern-day excitement.

Wrightsville Beach

Just a short drive from Dark Horse Studios lies the pristine shores of Wrightsville Beach. With its family-friendly atmosphere and sandy beaches, it’s a haven for both locals and visitors alike. Filmmakers often utilize its breathtaking coastal scenery to create cinematic masterpieces, showcasing the natural beauty of the North Carolina coastline.

Carolina Beach

Just south of Wilmington, Carolina Beach offers a laid-back coastal vibe with pristine beaches, a charming boardwalk, and outdoor activities like surfing, fishing, and hiking. Its iconic State Park provides a stunning backdrop for film shoots, making it a quintessential coastal retreat for filmmakers in the Wilmington area.


A short drive from Dark Horse Studios, Southport offers filmmakers a picturesque coastal backdrop. Its charming streets, historic homes, and waterfront provide a quintessential Southern setting for cinematic storytelling. With its proximity to the studios and scenic beauty, Southport serves as a convenient and captivating location for film shoots, enriching the local film industry and capturing the essence of coastal North Carolina on screen.

Airlie Gardens

For a touch of serenity and natural beauty, Airlie Gardens is a must-visit destination. Spanning over 67 acres, this historic garden features lush landscapes, stunning blooms, and tranquil walking trails. Its scenic ponds and majestic oak trees provide an idyllic backdrop for outdoor shoots.