Bird Box river and house locations: The places in California where the Netflix movie was filmed

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Based on the 2014 novel by Josh Malerman, Bird Box is a new Netflix original film. If earlier this year the sense of hearing played a key role in the terror thriller A Quiet Place, this time the troubled characters of this movie have to avoid using their eyes in order to survive. The story is also influenced by the ideas exposed in M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening and Fernando Meirelles Blindness.

Malorie (played by Sandra Bullock) is the mother of two small children going on a dangerous journey on boat, getting away from a mysterious entity that appears everywhere outside safe buildings. She will meet some more survivors including Tom (Trevante Rhodes, the actor who took the leading role in the acclaimed 2016 film Moonlight), and Douglas performed by John Malkovich.

Bird box was filmed on location in several areas of Los Angeles and California. Here are some of the most relevant filming locations for this intriguing movie, by order of appearance. There are minor spoilers ahead, so proceed with care!

Bird Box River
The river used for filming is Smith River in Del Norte County. It has no dams, and there are spectacular sections with rapids and waterfalls (ideal for rafting lovers), including the Red Canyons Of North Fork, the Oregon Hole Gorge and the South Fork.
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Bird Box house
At the beginning of the movie, after leaving the hospital, there is a scene filmed at the crossroad of Owensmouth Ave & W Oxnard St in Los Angeles. The filmmakers changed the name of the street, giving a clue about the location of the river in Bird Box: The sign next to the traffic light says 'Smith St'. Images courtesy of Netflix - Map


Where is Bird Box set
Also thanks to some shop signs we could track a portion of the driving scene filmed in La Puente Main St.
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Bird Box Film Location
However, the car crash takes place in Sierra Madre, at Sierra Madre Blvd & N Hermosa Ave.
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Bird Box house location
IMDb reported that some street scenes were filmed in Monrovia, including the exteriors of the house where more of the film takes place, located at 304 N Canyon Blvd. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Bird Box forest
Some of the beautiful forests of redwoods were shot in the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park near Crescent City (Smith River crosses the grounds of the park). Bird Box was also filming in the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, where you can find some of the largest coast redwood trees seen in the movie.
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Bird Box drehort
The final scenes were filmed in the Scripps College in Claremont.
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Finally if you enjoyed the film, we recommend the book Bird Box: A Novel by American novelist Josh Malerman, in which the movie was based upon:

   


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  1. Some scenes were also shot in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in north Santa Cruz County. https://www.santacruz.org/blog/article/979/bird-box-nestles-in-henry-cowell-redwoods-state-park

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  2. Sad that the story is set in norcal but mostly filmed in socal. :-(

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