Filming in Bartlesville
In 2010, Bartlesville was able to serve as a location for Terrence Malick's film "To the Wonder". The film starred Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Javier Bardem, and Olga Kurylenko. Thanks to the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate, "To the Wonder" was the beginning of a beautiful friendship between Bartlesville and the film industry. That same year, Bartlesville also hosted "Pruning the Family Tree", an independent film made by local filmmaker Fritz Green. As film production in Oklahoma grew, Bartlesville became a top spot for consideration, and has gone on to host several productions including small indpendent films, major motion pictures, and news and reality television programs.
In 2019, scouting began for the film adaptation of David Grann's novel "Killers of the Flower Moon". After a long delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apple Studios returned to Oklahoma in late 2020 to begin pre-production for the Martin Scorecese directed film. Cast and crew utilized Bartlesville for housing, production offices, and a soundstage. The production filmed in and around Osage County, Oklahoma from the spring of 2021 until the fall.
In 2022, after more than 12 years of working in partnership with the Oklahoma Film and Music Office, Visit Bartlesville earned the designation as an Official Film Friendly Community with the Oklahoma Film & Music Office. We look forward to hosting even more productions in the future bringing jobs, tourism, and economic development to northeast Oklahoma.
Check out our Filmography page for a list of productions that have filmed, officed, or partially filmed in Bartlesville, OK.
For Film Permits and other related applications forms and fee schedules in Bartlesville, visit: https://www.cityofbartlesville.org/community-development/applications-fees/.