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.


Cut / Off / Tail; Feature Film

Tin Can

In Production

Producer: Nancy Urich, Cut / Off / Tail
Director: Seth Smith
Writer: Darcy Spidle

Production on TIN CAN, a new bio-sci-fi feature from the creators of The Crescent, begins in Halifax, Nova Scotia this March. Starring Anna Hopkins (Bad Blood, The Expanse), Simon Mutabazi (Sex & Violence, Black Cop), and Michael Ironside (Scanners, The Machinist, Total Recall), the boundary-pushing film follows the thawing out of Dr. Offret Greyl, a parasitologist who wakes up in a locked cryopreservation chamber after being abducted and frozen.
TIN CAN is the third feature for the CUT/OFF/TAIL team of director/writer Seth A Smith, writer Darcy Spidle, and producer Nancy Urich. The company’s 2018 psychedelic horror The Crescent premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and later took home top awards at the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival for score, screenwriting, and performance. Among other accolades, The Crescent was listed among the Globe and Mail’s top ten Canadian films of last year.
For this new feature, the CUT/OFF/TAIL trio is joined by executive producer Rob Cotterill (The Lighthouse, Hobo with a Shotgun) and character designer Mike Jensen of best-selling video game Destiny. Director/writer Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral, Possessor) consulted on the film’s script. TIN CAN is set to arrive on screens in 2020.


DHX Media; TV Series

This Hour Has 22 Minutes

In Production

Production Company: DHX Media
PM: Siobhan Kennedy-Cameron
Broadcaster: CBC
Starring: Mark Critch, Cathy Jones, Susan Kent, Trent McClellan
Filming: September-April 2018
Read more: This Hour Has 22 Minutes adds digital-first format

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’

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

Tell Tale Productions; TV Series

The Curse of Oak Island, Season 6


Producer: Edward Peill, Tell Tale Productions
Broadcaster: The History Channel
Director: Various
Filming: October – November 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.

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

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


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


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.

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.