History of Film in Santa Paula
Santa Paula began its rise to prominence as one of the earliest film capitals of California when French film director Gaston Méliès brought his Star Film Company to town in 1911 to film The Ghost of Sulphur Mountain.
Since then, movies, TV shows, commercials, and music videos alike have been filmed in and around Santa Paula.
Thanks to longtime Santa Paula resident Vanessa Luna, we have access to an ever-growing database of everything filmed in our town. Click on the images below to learn more.