Where was Crater on Disney Plus filmed?

By Louie Fecou
Published: May 13, 2023 (Last updated: last month)
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Where was Crater on Disney Plus filmed

Where was Crater on Disney Plus filmed? We discuss the popular Disney Plus movie and its filming locations.

Kyle Patrick Alvarez is the director of Disney’s new coming-of-age sci-fi thriller Crater, and the producers of Stranger Things are also on board to bring the film to the small screen.

The film has been languishing in development hell for a while but has finally made it with a release on the streaming platform.

Described as a bit of a heartfelt throwback to classic movies such as The Goonies, this sci-fi adventure has a young team of protagonists getting together in a lunar colony, stealing a Rover, not a dog, and heading off to explore a crater before being sent to another planet to live.

The reason for the dangerous mission is to fulfill the ambition of the main character’s father, to examine the crater, so with the premise set, away they go.

The film is an effects-heavy sci-fi adventure, but there was some location work involved, so the article will blast off and answer the question, where was the Disney+ film Crater filmed?

Where was Crater on Disney Plus filmed – a breakdown of filming locations

Celtic Media Centre, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

As we said, this is an effects-laden film, and a look at the trailer will show that, just like your average Marvel movie, everything looks like a green screen. Production on the film would launch in June 2021 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, primarily at The Celtic Media Centre and also in some location work.

This amazing facility is located in the city’s heart and covers forty acres.

In an interview with Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, the dignitary would say, “Baton Rouge is thrilled to welcome a media and entertainment giant like Disney to our community. This opportunity will significantly invest in our economy and local film industry. We look forward to building strong relationships with Disney and establishing a foundation for future production opportunities at Celtic.”

For a long time, Baton Rouge and the media center have been used for film production, and over the years, the area has built a team of experienced Louisiana-based teams that know the industry inside and out and can offer world-class service facilities.

The production estimated it would find employment for around 300 crew members and require over 400 extras. Also on board in this area is the Motion Picture Production Incentive Program, which offers some great financial incentives to production companies that want to film there.

Baton Rouge also has its own Film Commission, which welcomes filmmakers to become involved with them, so the area is very welcoming to crews.

Movies such as Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 and 2. Pitch Perfect, Ray, and The Chameleon were filmed there, as well as Disney super-hero TV nonstarter Cloak and Dagger.

Los Angeles, California Mojave Desert

With the film very much special effects led, there was no doubt also some time spent at one of the many studios in LA for filming.

However, it does look as though some shots may have been done in the Mojave Desert.

Iceland

A quick stalk through social media also brought up a picture of young Isaiah Russell-Bailey on Instagram.

Isaiah plays Devin in the movie. In the upload, we see him in the c**k pit of a passenger plane, looking suitably excited, with the caption “Iceland Here We Come #Crater,” so it pretty much confirms the Icelandic filming locations.

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