Filming Locations: Where was A Wrinkle in Time filmed?

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A Wrinkle in Time is based on a sci-fi adventure novel written in 1963 by Madeleine L'Engle, revolving around space-time interdimensional travel and the classic struggle of good and evil.

The story follows a young girl trying to save his father, a government astrophysicist, who disappeared after working on a mysterious project, the Tesseract.

Where was A Wrinkle in Time filmed

The book has been brought to the screen before, but never at the scale of a major motion picture adaptation like this one.

Ava DuVernay (Selma, Middle of Nowhere) has become the first black woman to direct a blockbuster film with a budget of over $100 million.

A Wrinkle in Time was filmed in California and New Zealand. The production was housed at Santa Clarita Studios in Los Angeles County, also used to set the Netflix series Space Force filming locations.

The location manager was awarded Alison Taylor for her job in this project. Here are the spoiler-free filming locations for this new fantasy tale from Disney:

A Wrinkle in Time New Zealand
The wondrous landscapes of New Zealand were digitally altered to be transformed into the utopian planet, Uriel.

Wrinkle was filming on location on the northern shores of Lake Hawea, near the Hunter Valley Station (the exact spot is located between The Neck and Kidds Bush Reserve).
Image courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures and Philip N Young - Map

Lake scenery
Outdoor scenes were also shot at Lake Pukaki and Mt Cook National Park area.
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A Wrinkle in Time locations
Much of the principal filming was done at the Golden State; The crew was shooting at Sequoia Park, Glatt, and U Street in Eureka (Humboldt County).
Image courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures - Map

Set in the forest
Shoots for planet Camazotz were filmed at several locations around the redwood forests of Humboldt County and at Patrick’s Point State Park.
Image courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures

A Wrinkle in Time house
Thanks to this detailed article about the locations in Los Angeles from Curbed LA, we found out that Meg’s house is at 2523 Fourth Avenue, although the bedroom was filmed at 1927 South Oxford Avenue.

Mrs. Ws house is located at 2153 W. 30th Street (Pictured).
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The secondary School
Meg’s school is Crenshaw High School, and the Tateuchi Democracy Forum at Little Tokyo’s Japanese American Museum served as NASA conference room.

A section of Venice Beach doubled as Camazotz beach.
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The identical suburbs of Camazotz were filmed at the US Air Force Base housing in San Pedro, near Fort MacArthur.

The real Dead to Me beach from the Netflix series was also filmed in San Pedro.

It was a dark and stormy night... we recommend you the acclaimed original classic book A Wrinkle in Time, part of the Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet series (four more movies were on the pipeline before receiving negative reviews: A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters and An Acceptable Time). This epic adventure is also available as a Graphic Novel.

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