Destiny USA welcomes crews of all shapes and sizes to film in and around the property. Our Marketing Team will work closely with you and the Syracuse Film Office on scouting, agreements, and on shooting days.
Short film “Plainclothes” and Milania Giudice’s (Real Housewives of New Jersey) daughter Milania’s video “Can’t Wait to Grow Up” are just a couple of the projects that have chosen Destiny USA as a location for their productions.
Here are some visuals of locations to consider for your next production.
Need to feed the crew? With over 45 food vendors, we have several options to support your catering needs or meal breaks, whether you are on-site for a technical scout or working hard filming. Many of our restaurants will deliver to your location on site, upon request. Click on the DIRECTORY button below for options
“Filming at Destiny was a dream come true. I grew up in Syracuse in the 90s and the image of the carousel surrounded by floor to ceiling windows plays such an iconic part in my memory. I wrote Plainclothes during the pandemic with the intention of filming the opening scene at Destiny — it’s a beautifully versatile location and I enjoyed shooting there very much.”
~Carmen Emmi, Director
If you are interested in filming at Destiny USA, we’d prefer to have at least a 36-hours’ notice. Contact us as soon as possible and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.
Prices vary based on the needs. An initial meeting will be scheduled where price will be determined.
Yes and yes! Even if you are filming elsewhere, Destiny USA’s parking lots can be used for base camps, and the community rooms can be used for holding meetings and/or meal breaks.
We are pleased to work with production crews of all shapes and sizes. If you are just starting out, we’ll ask you for items such as updated portfolios, a treatment, and script scenes.
Yes! Students will need to submit a rubric to our Marketing Team and the teacher’s contact information.
Yes, as long as there is availability.
Yes! For a music video to be considered, we’ll ask you for items such as the artist’s information and a treatment.
To work with a business located inside the shopping center, you will need to work with them individually. All productions should be in communication with Destiny USA’s Marketing Team during this process.
All organizations are required to show proof of insurance prior to filming at Destiny USA. Certificate of Insurance (COI) requirements will be discussed during the initial meeting.
For more information on what the City of Syracuse requires, click here.
Yes, the Syracuse Film Office works to promote, develop, and increase film and television production in the Central New York region.
If you are interested in filming at Destiny USA, we ask that you complete the following form below and contact the Destiny USA Marketing Team at (315) 410-1740 for more information.