Productions

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

In Production

Production Company: RT Features and A24
Producers: Mike Volpe & Georgina Neville, Topsail Entertainment
Director: Robert Eggers
Filming: April – May 2018 in Yarmouth, 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
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

Seagreen Pictures; Feature Film

Spinster

In Production

Producer: Marc Tetreault
Director: Andrea Dorfman
Filming: June – July 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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
Contact: info@telltale.tv

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.

Topsail Entertainment; TV Series

Mr. D, Season 8

Upcoming

Producer: Mike Volpe, Topsail Entertainment
Director: Various
Broadcaster: CBC

John Walker Productions ; Feature Documentary

Assholes: A Theory

In Production

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)

Pilot Light Productions; TV Series

Halifax ComedyFest

Wrapped

Producer: Geoff D’Eon, Pilot Light Productions
Broadcaster: CBC
Host: Mark Critch
More info: Click HERE

Every April, Halifax erupts in laughter as comedians from all over North America hit the stage for the Halifax ComedyFest.  Held over 4 days, the festival showcases over 30 comedians with multiple shows across the city.

The Halifax ComedyFest is shot by Pilot Light Productions and aired on CBC TV each year in a six-part series.  It is one of only three comedy festivals in Canada broadcast nationally on TV.

Emotion Pictures; TV Series

Forgive Me, Season 3

Wrapped

Producers: Thom Fitzgerald & Doug Pettigrew, Emotion Pictures
Director: Thom Fitzgerald
Broadcaster: Super Channel
Read more: HERE.

DHX Media; TV Series

This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Season 25

Wrapped

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

Wrapped

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 Jones 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. 

Houston Productions; Feature Documentary

Atautsikut / Leaving None Behind

Wrapped

Producer: Ann Bernier, Vertical Productions
Director: John Houston
PM: Jeff Parker
DOP: Mark Hammond
Filming: May – December 2017 (various locations)

TV Pilot

Locke & Key

Wrapped

Executive Producers: Carlton Curse, David Ozer, Barbara Muschietti
Producer: Jose Luis Escolar
Broadcaster: TBD
Director: Andy Muschietti (IT)
PM: Dennis Chapman
Filming: October 2017 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Read more: Hulu pilot Locke and Key being filmed in Lunenburg

Sunnyvale Productions; TV Series

Trailer Park Boys, Season 12

Wrapped

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.