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Media, Commercial Film and Photography

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Filoli on Film
Filoli on Film

Filoli has played a role in several major film and TV productions.


For media and public relations inquiries please contact Christina Syrett:

(650) 364–8300
extension 218

Filoli’s Media Center is a dedicated resource for members of the print, broadcast and online media. You can use this section to obtain up–to–date details about Filoli events; search archives of press releases and news stories, find helpful film and photography guidelines and see who else considers Filoli an ideal location and destination. We are pleased to assist you.

Explore FiloliThe Filoli Ballroom was featured in the film,
"Heaven Can Wait."

Staff Interviews

Interviews with Filoli staff can be arranged; we request that appointments be made at least three weeks in advance.

High Resolution Images

Filoli has an extensive photographic library to assist you with your story. Digital images are available in a high–resolution format for a variety of production purposes and are released to accredited publications for Filoli–specific stories only. Images are not distributed for personal use. Accredited photographers working on assignment are also welcome to visit the property to take pictures.

Commercial Film and Photography

The Filoli House and Garden are available for commercial film and photography by appointment only. Specific guidelines and variable rates apply. Filoli is not available for weddings, commitment ceremonies, wedding, engagement, or prom photos, family portraits, religious ceremonies, or other private parties and events.

Please contact Filoli’s Media and Public Relations Office at (650) 364–8300, extension 218, or email for more information and to discuss available dates.

A non–refundable 50% deposit, along with a signed reservation form, is needed to reserve a specific date or dates. A signed contract and Certificate of Insurance for the shoot is also required two weeks prior to the shoot. The outstanding balance is due at the time of the completed shoot. Checks should be made payable to: Filoli.

Sketching in the Garden
Filoli invites artists to sketch in the Garden. In doing so, please be respectful of other visitors and mindful of the Garden pathways, steps and plant beds. Use only handheld sketchpads and pencil, charcoal, pastels and small, portable, self–contained watercolor sets. Please do not dispose of used water or any other artist materials while at Filoli. If you are interested in creating artwork for personal use, you may be interested in Artist Access Days.

Personal Photography in the House and Garden
Filoli also invites visitors to use cameras and smart phones to take personal photos of the landscape, friends and family while visiting the House and Garden. Camera tripods and mono–pods are not permitted in the House but may be used in the Garden. Please be respectful of other visitors and note that our pathways are narrow. Do not obstruct any pathways or damage hedges and plantings when using camera equipment. Additional photographic equipment is prohibited (lights, reflectors, props, costumes, models), except under commercial contract. Filoli is not available for weddings, commitment ceremonies, wedding or engagement photos, portraits of any kind, religious ceremonies, or other private parties and events. If you are interested in taking landscape photos (no models) for personal use, you may be interested in Artist Access Days.