This one was really hard for me to post as I am down here on the South Coast dealing with road washout issues and slides, and I just had such a gut reaction when I received this, I didn’t want to post it, but then realized that people like Martha Diehl who uses the Old Coast Road at Bixby Bridge all the time, and Dana Carnazzo, who lives there, would like to know about this, so I am posting it.
Notification of Upcoming Film Activity – Big Sur Area
Date: Saturday 3/18/23
To: Big Sur Residents and Businesses
From: Mr. Location Scout / Dark Spark Media
Re: Film Production Activity on Highway 1 in the Big Sur Area on 3/24/23.
In an effort to better communicate with Big Sur residents regarding upcoming filming activities, this is to notify you of an upcoming State permitted Photo/Video shoot scheduled for 3/24/23. from 9:00am to 7:30pm. Our work will require Intermittent Traffic Control (ITC) in a few selective sections of Highway 1 throughout the day starting near Brewer’s Bridge (Mile Marker 49.40) in the beginning of the day leading up Rocky Creek Bridge (Mile Marker 60.05) by the end of the day. As per our permit, turnouts along our route, will be used for the parking of production vehicles.
We will be hiring California Highway Patrol officers to facilitate the ITC – ensuring public safety and access with only brief traffic holds of 3 to 5 minutes. This is a fairly small photo/videoshoot so most of our trucks and equipment will be stationed nearto our shoot at all times.
We have taken all steps to ensure that the required permits have been obtained from Caltrans and the State of California and our production team will be complying with restrictions necessary for a safe and efficient shoot. Dark Spark Media, the production company organizing this shoot, would like to show its appreciation to the community with a donation to the Mid-Coast Fire Brigade.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. I hope this advance notice is helpful for you to plan your day. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the Location Manager or Producer, or to our local Film Commissioner listed below.
Jeff Clark, Location Manager
Mr. Location Scout
Phone: (831) 521-3710
Collin Porteus, Producer
Dark Spark Media
Karen Nordstrand, Film Commissioner
Monterey County Film Commission
Phone: (831) 646-0910