HGTV Beach Hunters to film in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The TV show HGTV Beach Hunters, whose team travels to beach destinations to help buyers search for their dream home, will film in Portsmouth this fall.
Warm Springs Productions, the production company for HGTV Beach Hunters, recently sent a notice to the Portsmouth Town Administrator about the upcoming filming. Permits may still be required for the filming.
The HGTV Beach Hunters plan to film a real estate home buying show in Portsmouth from Nov. 16-18.
For the majority of the time, the film crew will be on private property filming home tours.
However, according to the production company, “…we love featuring the local town our homebuyers move to. For this episode we would like to film scenic beauty shots of Portsmouth. Any town beach’s/ town parks/ the town itself.”
Warm Springs Productions may also film using a licensed drone for overhead shots.
“We will also have an FAA licensed drone pilot with us as well and would like for him to capture aerial beauty shots if allowed by the town,” writes Kaitlyn Gillespie of Warm Springs Productions.
The filming will involve a crew size of 8, a cast of 4, and 3 vehicles. The production company will seek a permit to film the entire town.
“We try to capture as much scenic footage as possible so that our editors will have an assortment of good shots to choose from for the episode,” writes Gillespie. “Mostly we film on the beach but if there is main street or downtown we will grab beauty shots of that as well.
“We will not need anything to be closed for us to film. We film very quickly and change locations frequently. We respect the public and avoid large crowds. We do not film anyone without their written permission. We leave every location we visit, the way we found it. If we have any trash we pack it all out.”
The town’s buildings could possibly end up on a future episode as well.
“We would also film the town for beauty shots,” writes Gillespie. “We could end up getting shots of town buildings if they are located in the center of the town.”