In 2018 the state of Texas honored Bastrop with the title "Film Hospitality Capital of Texas" officially recognizing the hard work of our dedicated professionals who have served the creative teams of hundreds of movies filmed in Bastrop County.
Bastrop has a long history of making great entertainment, and while that may seem like it's all about us, it's really all about you!
We truly love supporting filmmakers and have established a work ethic in our neck of the woods that says, "How can we help?"
50 years of
We have the know-how you need.
Filmed in Bastrop!
We Help You Save $
Bastrop has taken Film Hospitality to the next level with our "Film It Here" badge. This symbol in shops and online will direct you to businesses that are film savy. They know about the State Tax Exemptions on purchases for films. Just show them your state form and save 6.5%!
Some businesses also offer discounts and special deals. Go to our savings page for even more details on this great deal!
Here in Central Texas, you drive west, you get the desert; you drive east, you get the woods; you’ve got water, you’ve got urban environments, you’ve got country. So you can hit a lot of notes.
-From "Garden & Gun"
by Tom Foster
"I've always dreamt of creating a new type of film studio. I new type of arts community. And after extensive searching, and weighing out all my needs, I've found no better place than Bastrop, TX. Between the beauty of the land, the liberty of the state, and the incredible cooperation and hospitality of the local government, it is truly a magical place to build my dreams, and hopefully the dreams of many others as well"
Bastrop also has an amazing production studio. Spiderwood Studios sits on 163 acres, has 1.5 miles along the Colorado River and three purpose built soundstages. It is also the new home of the Austin Art Institute!