Nova Scotia has a long history of producing critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films, television series, documentaries and animation.

Make your next film in Nova Scotia – we’re open for business! Productions filming in Nova Scotia are eligible for funding from the Nova Scotia Film & Television Production Incentive Fund, administered by Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Health & Safety Guidelines for the NS screen industry can be found HERE. To view a full list of productions filmed in Nova Scotia, please visit our Production History Page. For an up-to-date list of productions that are currently shooting in Nova Scotia, please see the list below.


Feature Film

The Lighthouse


Production Company: RT Features and A24
Producers: Mike Volpe & Georgina Neville, Topsail Entertainment
Director: Robert Eggers
PM: Shauna Hatt
Filming: April – May 2018 in Yarmouth and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Starring: Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson
Read more: Robert Pattinson Joins Willem Dafoe in Robert Eggers’ Fantasy Horror Film ‘The Lighthouse’

‘The Lighthouse,’ Robert Eggers’ Follow-Up to ‘The Witch,’ Will Be Black and White


Two East Productions; TV Series

Pure, Season 2

In Production

Producer: David Macleod, Two East Productions / Cineflix
Writer: Michael Amos
Director: Various
PM: Ginny Duzak
Broadcaster: Super Channel (Canada) / WGN (America) / Hulu (America)
Starring: Ryan Robbins (Arrow, The Killing), Alex Paxton-Beesley (The Strain)
Filming: May – July 2018 in Nova Scotia (various locations)
Read more: Crime Drama Pure Receives Early Season Two Renewal

Topsail Entertainment; TV Series

Mr. D, Season 8

In Production

Producer: Mike Volpe, Topsail Entertainment
Director: Various
PM: Shaun Hatt
Broadcaster: CBC
Starring: Gerry Dee, Bette MacDonald, Jonathan Torrens, Lauren Hammersley, Mark Little, Naomi Snieckus, Darrin Rose.
Filming: July – August 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Emotion Pictures; Feature Film

Stage Mother


Producer: Doug Pettigrew, Emotion Pictures
Director: Thom Fitzgerald
Starring: Jacki Weaver, Taye Diggs and Lucy Liu
Filming: Fall 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Read more: Jacki Weaver, Taye Diggs, Lucy Liu Join ‘Stage Mother’

Seagreen Pictures; Feature Film



Producers: Marc Tetreault, Bill Niven, Jay Dahl, Will Woods
Director: Andrea Dorfman
Starring: Chelsea Peretti
PM: Siobhan Kennedy-Cameron
Filming: June – July 2018 in Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Read more in Variety, Vulture, Deadline Hollywood, The Wrap.

DHX Media; TV Series



NS Production Company: DHX Media
Showrunner: Floyd Kane
Broadcaster: CBC
PM: Elizabeth Guilford
Filming: August – October 2018
Read more: In casting a new crime show, CBC is looking for Canada’s Kerry Washington

Temple Street Productions / Hold Fast Productions; TV Series



NS Producers: Marc Almon, Ginny Duzak
Broadcaster: CBC
Distributor: Boat Rocker Rights
Starring: Andrew Bush, Mark Little

Tell Tale Productions; TV Series

The Curse of Oak Island, Season 5

In Production

Producer: Edward Peill, Tell Tale Productions
Broadcaster: The History Channel
Director: Various
Filming: June – August 2018 in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia

Located off the coast of Nova Scotia, Oak Island is believed by many to be hiding one of the greatest treasures in history. Since the late 1700’s, fortunes have been spent and lives have been lost, but no one has ever been able to crack the code to get at the prize. Read more about the History Channel’s highest rated show HERE.

John Walker Productions ; Feature Documentary

Assholes: A Theory


Producer: Ann Bernier, Vertical Productions
Co-Producer: The National Film Board of Canada
Director: John Walker
Broadcaster: The Doc Channel
Filming: May 2017 – May 2018 (various locations / international)

DHX Media; TV Series

This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Season 25


Producer: Linda Jackson & Tracey Jardine, DHX Media
Broadcaster: CBC
Director: Various
PM: Siobhan Kennedy Cameron
Starring: Mark Critch, Cathy Jones, Susan Kent, Shaun Majumder, Trent McClellan, Meredith MacNeill
Filming: September 2017 – March 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Recognized with 24 Gemini Awards and 11 Canadian Comedy Awards, This Hour Has 22 Minutes is taped before a live audience in Studio 1 at CBHT in Halifax, Nova Scotia. You can find more info on this iconic Canadian television show HERE.

EOne ; TV Series

Let's Get Physical


Producers: Rosey TV’s Michael Rosenberg, Connor Pritchard’s Inside Center Productions, Ben and Dan Newmark of Grandma’s House Entertainment, and John Morayniss for eOne
Broadcaster: Pop TV
Director: Various
PM: Ginny Duzak
Filming: September – November 2017 in Nova Scotia

Let’s Get Physical is a modern-day story set in the world of aerobics that takes its comedy cue from the ‘80s. Jane Seymour will play one of four leads on the project, which recently received a series order, alongside Matt Jones, Chris Diamantopoulos  and AnnaLynne McCord. Read more HERE. 

Sunnyvale Productions; TV Series

Trailer Park Boys, Season 12


Producer: Gary Howsam, Mike Smith, John Paul Tremblay, Rob Wells
Broadcaster: Netflix
Director: Various
PM: Aaron Horton
Filming: June – July 2017 in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia’s trailer parks are colorful thanks to residents Ricky, Bubbles and Julian. Together, they plan mad capers, usually get-rich-quick schemes, with plenty of screw-ups along the way. Read more about this iconic Canadian TV series HERE.