Films Made In Maine

Carousel (1956)

Studio Feature Film
Boothbay Harbor
Director: Henry King
Producer: Henry Ephron
Starring: Shirley Jones, Gordon Macrae, Cameron Mitchell

Peyton Place (1957)

Studio Feature Film
Location: Camden
Director: Mark Robson
Producer:  Jerry Wald
Starring: Lana Turner, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy

A New Leaf (1971)

Studio Feature Film (scenes shot here)
Director: Elaine May
Starring: Walter Mathaeu, Elaine May

Captains Courageous (1977)

Television Movie
Locations: Camden, Rockland
Director: Harvey Hart
Starring: Karl Malden, Fred Gwynne, Neville Brand, Ricardo Montalban

Summer Island (1979)

Independent Feature Film
Location: Brooksville

The Whales of August (1986)

Independent Feature Film
Location: Cliff Island (Casco Bay)
Director: Lindsay Anderson
Producer: Mike Kaplan
Starring: Lillian Gish, Bette Davis, Vincent Price

Signs of Life (1988)

Independent Feature Film
Locations: South Bristol, Stonington
Director: John David Cole
Starring: Kathy Bates, Beau Bridges, Mary-Louise Parker

Pet Sematary (1989)

Studio Feature Film
Location: Hancock
Director: Mary Lambert
Producer: Tim Zinneman
Starring: Fred Gwynne, Stephen King

Bed and Breakfast (1989)

Independent Feature Film
Location: York
Director: Robert Ellis Miller
Producer: Jack Schwartzman
Starring: Colleen Dewhurst, Talia Shire, Roger Moore

Graveyard Shift (1990)

Studio Feature Film
Location: Banger, Brewer
Director: Ralph Singleton
Producer: William Dunn
Starring: Brad Dourif

Sarah, Plain and Tall (1990)

Television Film/Hallmark Hall of Fame/filmed partly in Maine
Location: Stonington
Director: Glenn Jordan
Producer: Glenn Jordan
Starring: Glenn Close, Christopher Walken

Skylark (1992)

Television Film (sequel to Sarah, Plain and Tall)/Hallmark Hall of Fame
Filmed partly in Maine
Location: Belfast
Director: Joe Sargent
Producer: William Self
Starring: Glenn Close, Christopher Walken

The Man Without a Face (1992)

Studio Feature Film
Locations: Rockport, Deer Isle
Director: Mel Gibson
Producer: Steve McEveety
Starring: Mel Gibson, Nick Stahl

Iron Will (1993)

Studio Feature Film/filmed partly in Maine
Location: Bingham
Director: Charles Haid
Producer: Patrick Palmer
Starring: Mackenzie Austin, Kevin Spacey, David Ogden Stiers

The Stand (1993)

T.V. Mini-series (ABC)/partly filmed
Locations: Ogunquit
Director: Mick Garris
Producer: Richard Rubenstein
Starring: Gary Sinise, Molly

Forrest Gump (1994)

Studio Feature Film/filmed partly in Maine
Location: Port Clyde
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Producer: Wendy Finerman
Starring: Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Robin Wright

The Langoliers (1994)

Television Mini-series (ABC)
Location: Bangor International Airport
Director: Tom Holland
Producer: Richard Rubenstein
Starring: Patricia Wettig, Kate Maberly, Bronson Pinchot

JUMANJI (1994)

Studio Feature Film/filmed partly in Maine
Locations: The Berwicks
Director: Joe Johnston
Producer: Ted Field, Robert Cort, Larry Franco
Starring: Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt

Head Above Water (1995)

Studio Feature Film
Location: Phippsburg
Director: Jim Wilson
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Cameron Diaz

Thinner (1995)

Studio Feature Film
Locations: Camden, Lincolnville, Thomaston
Director: Tom Holland
Producer: Richard Rubenstein

The Broken Giant (1995)

Independent Feature Film
Location: Islesboro
Director: Estep Nagy
Producers: Jonathan Cohen and Jeffrey Clifford
Starring: John Glover, Missy Yaeger

Wegman’s World (1996)

Locations: Rangeley Lake
Director: Cherry Duyns

The Preacher’s Wife (1996)

Studio Feature Film/filmed partly in Maine
Location: Portland
Director: Penny Marshall
Starring: Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston

The Myth of Fingerprints (1996)

Independent Feature Film
Location: Bethel, Andover
Director: Bart Freundlich
Producers: Tim Perrell and Mary Jane Skalski
Starring: Roy Scheider, Blythe Danner, Noah Wyle, Julianne Moore

Gray Havens (1996)

Indepedent Feature Film
Location: Georgetown

Reindeer Games (1996)

Independent Feature Film
Location: Portland

Boomers (1996)

TV Pilot
Location: Old Orchard Beach

Northeast Nightmare (1996)

Independent Feature Film
Location: Scarborough

Darktides (1997)

Independent Feature Film
Location: Stonington, Deer Isle area
Director: Bret Stern
Producer: Victoria Lang and Pier Piccoli
Starring: Paige Turco

Anyplace Wild (1997)

Television Series/PBS
Location: Camden, Washington County w/international locations
Producers: John Viehman, Graham Chedd and John Angier
Starring: John Viehman and Annie Getchell

Bug Juice (1997)

Television Series/The Disney Channel
Location: Harrison w/other Maine locations
Producers: Douglas Ross

Henry Hill (1997)

Independent Feature Film
Location: Harrison & western Maine
Director: David Kantar
Producer: Polly Bennell
Starring: Moira Kelly

Dark Harbor (1997)

Independent Feature Film
Location: MidCoast
Director: Adam Coleman Howard

Anyplace Wild (Season two, 1998)

Television Series/PBS
Location: Camden, Maine islands, international
Producer: John Viehman
Starring: John Viehman and Annie Getchell

Stephen King’s ‘Storm of the Century’ (1998)

ABC Mini-series
Locations: Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor, Bernard
Executive Producers: Stephen King, Mark Carliner
Producers: Thomas Brodek
Starring: Tim Daly, Debrah Farentino

Snow Falling on Cedars (1998)

Studio Feature Film/ one scene shot in Maine
Locations: Portland Headlight
Producer: Frank Marshall, et al
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Sam Shepard

Message in a Bottle (1998)

Studio Feature Film
Locations: Phippsburg, Popham area, Portland, Bath, Brunswick
Producer: Kevin Costner, Denise Di Novi, Jim Wilson
Starring: Kevin Costner, Paul Newman, Robin Wright

The Cider House Rules (1998)

Studio Feature Film (filmed partly in Maine)
Locations: Acadia National Park, Bernard
Producers: Alan Blomquist, Leslie Holleran
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Michael Caine

Follow Me Outside (1999)

Independent Feature Film
Locations: Scarborough, Portland, South Portland, Kennebunkport, Saco, Biddeford
Producer: Scott Kaplan

God and the Hitman (1999)

Independent Feature Film
Locations: Rockland, Rockport
Director: Andy Signore
Starring: Tony Laudicina, Phil Price

Lonesome (1999)

Independent Feature Film
Locations: Augusta, Portland, midcoast
Producer: Patrick Allen

Anyplace Wild (Season three, 1998-99)

Television Series/PBS

Baby, It’s Cold Outside (2000)

Independent Feature Film
Locations: Bridgton area
Producer: Pam Heydet

Anyplace Wild (Season four, 2000)

Television Series/PBS

In the Bedroom (2001)

Independent Feature Film
Locations: Rockland, Rockport, Camden
Producer: Ross Katz, Ted Hope
Starring: Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei

Shadow Glories (2001)

Independent Feature Film
Locations: Lewiston
Producer: Ziad Hamzeh

Liberty, Maine (2001)

Independent Feature Film
Locations: Gorham, Greater Portland
Producer: Stephanie Kime

Finding Home (2001)

Independent Feature Film
Locations: Deer Isle
Producer: Victoria Paige Meyerink

Murder in Small Town X (2001)

Television Series
Locations: Eastport, Washington County

Mint Condition (2001)

Independent Feature Film
Locations: Portland
Director: Ashby Richardson
Starring: Bob Marley

Anyplace Wild (Season five, 2001)

Television series / PBS

The Mushing Mill (2001)

Independent Feature Film
Locations: Bangor

Mr. Barrington (2002)

Independent Feature Film
Locations: Bar Mills, Buxton

Trading Spaces (2002)

Television Series Episode
Locations: southern Maine
The Learning Channel

Wake (2002)

Independent Feature Film
Locations: Bath

In the Best Interests of the Child (2002)

Documentary film
Locations: Augusta area

It’s a Miracle (2002)

Television Series Episode

Colonial House (2003)

Channel 4/ PBS TV series
Location: Machiasport

Empire Falls (2003/2004)

HBO television film
Locations: Skowhegan, Waterville, Kennebunkport, Ogunquit, Linconville
HBO Films
Producer: William Teitler
Director: Fred Schepisi
Starring: Paul Newman, Ed Harris, Joanne Woodward, Helen Hunt, William Fitchner, Philip Seymour Hoffman

The 12 Dogs of Christmas (2004)

Independent Feature Film
Locations: Bethel

Straight out of Compton II (2004)

Independent Feature Film
Locations: Old Orchard Beach, Portland

Vacationland (2004)

Independent Short Film
Locations: Kennebunk, Kennebunkport

The Living Wake (2005)

Independent Feature Film
Locations: Kennebunk

Sternman (2005)

Independent Feature Film
Locations: MidCoast Maine

Deep Waters (1948)

Studio Feature Film
Location: Vinalhaven
Director: Henry King
Producer: Samuel G. Engel
Starring: Dana Andrews, Cesar Romero, Dean Stockwell

Canoeman’s Holiday (1956)

St. John’s River
Director: Douglas Sinclair

Note: this list was compiled by the Maine Film Office and may not include some projects.


"We have been fortunate to have made two movies in Maine — The Way We Get By and Beneath The Harvest Sky.” Maine is a very special state in that there are so many options for locations. Given its size, you can travel to northern Maine, southern Maine, all along the coast, and tell a number of different stories in totally unique worlds with each film having very distinctive looks. The abundance of locations combined with the incredible generosity of the people and communities, make filmmaking in Maine a pure joy. We would not be filmmakers today without the support from the people of Maine and we will be forever grateful."

- Gita Pullapilly and Aron Gaudet, The Way We Get By and Beneath the Harvest Sky

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"Hands down, Karen Carberry Warhola in the Maine Film Office was the most supportive person I’ve ever spoken with, with any film project I’ve ever worked on."

- Scotty Crowe, Astraea, 2015

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