Film & Photo
At Mint, we focus on just one thing: providing access to the most exceptional estates, villas, ranches, mansions, lofts and fabulous homes in Northern California. With a carefully edited collection of properties and extensive experience in production, you can on count on Mint Locations for the direction and settings that bring great ideas to life. So dream a little dream. Or better yet, a big one.
Take a tour of website, peruse our spaces and places; then give us a call, we'd love to assist in anyway.
Free File Pulls
At Mint, we are confident that you will find the perfect property for your next production. We invite you to search our location files by region or by style. Our database is current and viewable online on your time and on our dime.
Pay Only When You Play
When you are ready to book a location, a contract & invoice are generated. A booking fee of $500 is added to the negotiated day rate per location and any additional charges (can include site representatives and cleaning charges). Payment is generally due prior to occupancy.
We do not publish rates for one reason - each shoot is unique. Rates are negotiated based on the scope of the shoot, size of crew, duration, and other variables. Generally rates begin at $3,000 per day for a ten-hour day and move upwards to $10,000 per day. Our standard rate is $3,500 per location for a 12 +/- person crew, ten-hour day, photo shoot and $5500 for a 20 +/- person crew, ten-hour day video shoot. One 90-minute technical scout is included in the negotiated rate, additional pre-production site visits are subject to up charge. Additional charges can include site representatives and cleaning charges. Payment in full is generally due prior to occupancy.
We Want to Make it EASY for You
Once you have edited your selection of options with one click you can create PDF documents, email images, and interface with your client and crew. We are very service centric so let us know what you need to impress your client. We love making our producers look good – makes us feel good.
Need to See the Locations Live?
When you are ready to scout locations, we require a retainer of $500 (1-3 location) or $750 (3 or more locations) to clear your locations and set up your itinerary. This retainer will be credited toward your booking at $500 for 1 location booking and $750 for 2 locations bookings or more.
When a Mint representative is requested to accompany your scout a ½ day fee of $500 is required (1-3 locations), for a full day $750 is required (3 or more locations). We are available to shoot additional images to match storyboards or specific criteria at a fee of $500 for 1-3 locations and $750 for 3 or more locations.
Can’t Find It?
We aspire to keep our location library current, however, if you do not see the perfect place, please contact Mint; we may have a few in our queue or up our sleeve.
Still Can’t Find It?
We are happy to do field scouting within a four hour radius of San Francisco at a rate of $750 for a full day (ten-hours) and $500 for a ½ day (five-hours) plus expenses of mileage, meals and lodging (if required). Should you book a location sourced on a field scout, the first time booking fee of $500 will be waived.
Need More Help?
We can assist with permits, location managers, parking information, travel arrangements and local crew. At Mint we appreciate your business and know you are busy. Please let us lend our expertise in any way we can. Contact Mint with any questions about how we work and how we can be of service!