Big spaces and small towns in West Texas.

Shoot ’em up!

What is the Big Bend?

Well, it’s in the southern part of west Texas, but some parts of Texas are more west and some are more south. Our southern border is the Rio Grande, but the other borders vary, depending on who you’re arguing with.

Simply put, it’s the Old West, Texas-style. When you see it, you’ll know it, from movies, to paintings, to legends and lies.

If you’ve got a small town story or you need the great outdoors, we have the place to shoot it, and we’re here to help you find the right spots.

Look around, pardner. Take it all in.

The best way to start is to click on the SHOOT BIG BEND (VIEW ALL) tab at the top of this page. That will take you to the best spots in the Big Bend, sorted by Town, Park, or other Location.

You can also use the menu on the right side of each page to select photos by single or multiple Categories (such as Town or location setting), as well as to select for Interior or Exterior views. For example, you can choose to view Restaurant Exteriors for any combination of towns and compare them. Or you can look at everything available in any town or park or category, etc.

Many of the selected photos will say CLICK HERE FOR MORE VIEWS. Do it, and you’ll see an array of additional photos of that same location. Enjoy.

  Some locations may be noted as MOVED or CLOSED, but the photos remain as long as the  basic structure is still there and potentially available.

We’re always posting more information and photographs, so check back with us soon.


The Stars at Night” – Director: Elizabeth Buckley

  “You’ll Love Sul Ross Geology” 

“Moondogs” – Director: Katie Broyles

“She Loves Horses” – Music Video for William Clark Green – Director: Billy Cano

“Silverfish” – Director: Matthew Thornton


“Redbud” – Producer/Director: Parker Scott Dunagan

“Marfa Girl 2” – Director: Larry Clark

“Results” – Director: Andrew Bujalski

Richard Linklater filmed “Boyhood” scenes at Sul Ross University

Warm Springs Productions for The History Channel’s No Man’s Land


Client: KIA

Client: Lincoln – Star: Mathew McConaughey – Agency: Hudson Rouge

Client: Staton Wholesale – Studio: C3 Premedia Solutions – Photographer: Matt Hawthorne


This website is a service of the official Big Bend Film Commission.
Contact: John Green Tel. (432) 386-3823
701 E. Sul Ross Ave., Alpine TX 79831
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