Film and Photography


The Kemper Campbell Ranch boasts unique desert scenery, from the surprising beauty of the 800-acre cottonwood forest lining the river corridor to the striking rock formations of the Mojave Narrows, to Joshua trees, beautiful green pastures and lakes. Between all that and our unique and historic architectural structures, we may be the location for your next shoot or project.


The Ranch and Main House have provided unique and idyllic settings for various films over the years. The climatic scene in the 1990 film, Kalifornia, starring Brad Pitt was filmed in our Main House.  More recently, David Fincher's Oscar-winning movie on Netflix, Mank, starring Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried, was filmed at the Ranch, the very place where Herman Mankiewicz wrote his masterpiece Citizen Kane, in 1940. (In the film, the Ranch is called the North Verde Ranch, as the events took place a few years prior to the Campbell family's decision to rename it the Kemper Campbell Ranch.)

The Kemper Campbell Ranch congratulates Mank on its Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Production Design, as well as its nominations in eight other categories.


In order to preserve the peaceful and private environment at the Ranch, we only allow professional photographers by reservation.  Photo shoots are limited to 4 hours on Tuesdays through Thursdays. Prices start at $500.