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Film and Photography

The Kemper Campbell Ranch boasts unique desert scenery, from striking rock formations to Joshua trees, beautiful green pastures and lakes. Between all that and our unique architectural structures, we may be the location for your next shoot or project.

Recently, Netflix's Mank, directed by David Fincher and starring Gary Oldman, was shot on location at the Kemper Campbell Ranch. Mank
is the true story of the writing of Citizen Kane. The Ranch was more than just a set for this movie---it was the real-life location for these historic events. In 1940, Herman Mankiewicz spent 3 months as a guest at the Ranch, penning the screenplay for what would become Citizen Kane. At the time, it was still the North Verde Ranch, as the Campbell family did not rename it the Kemper Campbell Ranch until 1945. The Kemper Campbell Ranch congratulates Mank and its incredible crew on the winning of two academy awards: Cinematography (Eric Messerschmidt) and Production Design (Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale).

If you are interested in the Ranch for your next project, contact us for information on pricing and availability.

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Interested in the Ranch for your next project?