Homecoming - Filming Locations: Geist Headquarters

Homecoming Filming Locations

Filming Locations for

The actual Southern California locations where Amazon's 2018
suspense / sci-fi series, "Homecoming" (with Julia Roberts) was filmed.

Geist Headquarters

    Q.   What is it supposed to be on the show ?
      A.   The corporate headquarters of the Geist Emergent Group, a mysterious corporate conglomerate.

    Q.  Where is it supposed to be on the show ?

      A.  In California (which is also where Colin lives).

      In Episode 6 ("Toys"), a close up of label on one of the Geist bottled products contains the fictional address: 17 Fluxus Circle, Los  Gatos, CA.

      ( That fictional address might be something of an inside joke on this Amazon Prime show, because the address of Netscape, Amazon's rival in the streaming business, is100 Winchester Circle, in Los Gatos, CA. )

    Q.   When did we see it on the show ?

      A.  In Episode 4 ("Redwood"), at 14:45, when ( in 2022 ) the DOD investigator, Thomas Carrasco Shea Whigham ),  goes to the Geist corporate headquarters looking for answers about Homecoming.

      There, he encounters Colin Belfast
      ( Bobby Cannavale ), and as they walk through the spacious atrium of the building ( complete with large skylight above and a dramatic spiral staircase ), Colin attempts to convince Carrasco that it's all just a harmless coincidence.

      He denies that he is familiar with the Homecoming program, denies any knowledge of Heidi, and tells him that the program is "no longer operational".

      ( That denial backfires on Colin later, when the investigator spots him with with Heidi at the former homecoming headquarters. )

    Q. What is it actually in real life ?

      A.   Part of the North American corporate headquarters of a major Japanese automobile manufacturer.

You can see that skylight on top of the building in the aerial photo below:

    Q.   Where can I find it in real life ?

      A.   This building is on the same Toyota campus as the Homecoming facility building, part of the former North American corporate headquarters of that automaker.

      The address is 19001 S. Western Avenue, in Torrance, California, in the South Bay section of Los Angeles County.

      It's just a block south of the San Diego (405) Freeway, at the Western offramp.

    Q.   How the heck did you figure out where it was?

      A.  At first, I wasn't sure if this was an actual interior, or simply part of the giant set built inside a new sound stage at Universal Studios.

      But the more I looked at Its scenes, the more I became convinced that it was real.

      And the thought occurred to me that since they filmed the Homecoming facility at the Toyota corporate campus in Torrance, perhaps they filmed this Geist headquarters there as well.  

      I knew that there were multiple large buildings on that Toyota campus, and when I looked at aerial photos of it, I spotted a large skylight in the roof of one of them.

      I compared the number of glass panels in that skylight to what I could see of the skylight from the interior shots of Geist on "Homecoming", and it seemed to match.

      So, I googled for images of the Toyota campus, hoping to spot that distinctive spiral staircase, and/or that notable skylight on the ceiling.

      It took a fair share of googling, but Voila!, I eventually turned up this:

Here is a map of the Toyota campus, with a blue arrow pointing
at the building they used for the Geist interior:

( The red arrow points to the main Homecoming Facility building. )

Here is a Google StreetView of the exterior of the Toyota building
the interior of which was seen as Geist Headquarters :

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