Filming In Tehachapi

NuWalt Filming in Tehachapi
The City of Tehachapi and the greater Tehachapi area has been described as "the friendliest town in the state" by film and television production professionals. Our unique landscapes, variety of shooting locations, support services and a friendly community provide an optimal, diverse and affordable filming location located just two hours from the main production studios in Southern California.

Whether you are looking for small-town character, natural beauty, agriculture, farm, nostalgia, western heritage and more, the Tehachapi area can provide the location. 

Support Services For Each Location are Available in the City of Tehachapi. This includes restaurants, catering, hotels, retail, equipment rental and more. Each location listed above has detailed information about the proximity to support services for cast and crew. 

Here are some projects that have successfully been completed in Tehachapi


Nawalt Films at "SS Minnow" Site 

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Amazon's "Bosch" Filmed at Tehachapi Police Department

Hollywood in Tehachapi, Its hard to keep a secret in a small town




Tesla Commercial shot at Burger Spot 

Tesla Film Crew visits: the Friendliest town in the state


The City of Tehachapi has several national chain hotels such as Fairfield Inn by MarriottBest Western Plus Country Park HotelSure Stay Hotel by Best Western , Holiday Inn Express & SuitesBaymont by Wyndham and opening in 2021 Towneplace Suites by Marriott. 

Filming Environment/Weather:
Scenic mountain surroundings with vegetation, trees. Nearby highway commerce.

Home to a true four-season climate, the average temperatures range from the mid-50's to the high-80's in the spring/summer to the low-50's to the high-20's in the winter. The area does receive a total average of 11 inches of precipitation and 23 inches of snow per year, providing snow-capped mountains for background shots during the winter/early spring months. 

Yearly average high (F): 68 degrees 
Yearly average low (F):  41 degrees 

In addition, the Tehachapi Pass is the highest wind energy producing pass in the world, creating a unique backdrop to the east of rolling hills covered by wind turbines.