Productions

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

Make your next film in Nova Scotia — we’re open for business. Film and television productions filming in Nova Scotia are eligible for funding from the Nova Scotia Film & Television Production Incentive Fund, administered by the Dept. of Communities, Culture, Tourism & Heritage (CCTH). For more information on various funding programs and streams, please visit our incentives page HERE.

Watch our video below to see why Nova Scotia has it all!

Explore Screen Nova Scotia’s online production guide HERE for contact information, credits, and other details. We’re also happy to provide information on potential production partners, service providers, and unions and guilds to help you quickly become familiar with the logistics of Nova Scotia’s screen industry.

For Health & Safety Guidelines for Nova Scotia’s production industry, please click HERE. For information on filming in N.S. during COVID-19, please click HERE.

In Nova Scotia, we know production. Our province is home to world-class crews, talented cast, experienced production partners and state-of-the-art post-production facilities. Watch our video below to see why these award-winning, highly skilled and professional technicians are in demand across the country and around the world!

Recent years have been some of the busiest on record for the NS Screen Industry and our mission is to ensure this continues. Scroll down for an up-to-date list of productions that are currently shooting in Nova Scotia. Please note that we are unable to provide any information on upcoming productions until they have officially released announcements regarding filming (due to confidentiality obligations).

MGM+; Original Series

The Institute

Upcoming

Production Company: MGM Studios
Director/Executive producer: Jack Bender (Lost, Mr. Mercedes)
Writer/Executive producer Benjamin Cavell (Justified, The Stand)
Leads: Ben Barnes (Shadow and Bone) and Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds)
Location: Nova Scotia
Production dates: Summer 2024

Shut Up & Colour Pictures ; Feature

Place of Ghosts

Upcoming

Director: Bretten Hannam
Producers: Jason Levangie, Marc Tetreault, Martin Katz, and Diana Elbaum
Distributor: Magnify (Global, US); VVS (Canada)
Location: Nova Scotia
Production Dates: August-September 2024

Auguste Content ; Feature

111

Upcoming

Director / Screenwriter: Mauro Mueller
Producer: Ann Bernier
Distribution: Elevation Pictures
Location: Nova Scotia
Production Dates: Fall 2024
Languages: English, German , and French

Forté Entertainment, VillageWorks Content Co.; TV Series

Shipwreck Kings

Upcoming

Distributor/Broadcaster: Forté Entertainment, A+E Networks (US), Bell Media (CAN)
Producers: Forté Entertainment, Richard Huggard, VillageWorks Content Co.
Showrunner/Director: Pete DeLasho
Production dates:July – November 2024
Locations: Louisbourg, NS

Wango Films ; Feature

Lighthouse in Little Lorraine

In Production

Director: Andy Hines
Production Company: Wango Films
Location: Cape Breton
Production Dates: Summer 2024

Universal Television, Amazon MGM Studios ; TV Series

We Were Liars

In Production

Production Company: Universal Television
Broadcaster/Streamer: Amazon MGM Studios
Production Manager: Shauna Hatt
Location: Nova Scotia
Production Dates: May – September 2024

Read more in Variety and Deadline.

Cut/Off/Tail Pictures, Scythia Films; Feature Film

Permanent Damage

In Production

Producers: Nancy Urich, Daniel Bekerman
Director: Seth A. Smith
Writers: Seth A, Smith, Darcy Spidle
Production Dates: May – July 2024
Location: Halifax

Hallmark; MOW

Christmasland

Wrapped

Production Company: Hallmark
Producer: Meghan Ory
Director: Christie Will Wolf
Location: Nova Scotia

Hallmark ; MOW

Holy Father of the Bride

Wrapped

Production Company: Hallmark
Producer: Georgina Neville
Production Manager: Margaret Harrison
Director: Stacey N. Harding
Production Dates: April – May 2024
Location: Nova Scotia 

Wild Dream Films, Ocean Entertainment ; MOW

The Girl on the Milk Carton

Wrapped
Production companies: Wild Dream Films, Ocean Entertainment
Broadcaster: Oxygen
Shoot dates: April – May 2024
Genre: True Crime, TV Special
EPIX Studios, MGM International Television Productions; TV Series

FROM, Season 3

Wrapped

Production Company: Midnight Radio
Studios/ Distributors: Epix Studios / MGM International Television Productions

DOTE Productions Inc.; Feature Film

Dancing on the Elephant

Wrapped
Halifax
Production Company: DOTE Productions
Producers: Tanya Preyde and Walter Forsyth.
Logline: Two women in their twilight years forge a bittersweet friendship over carpet bowling and chair-xercise as they plot their escape from the nursing home.
IOM Media Ventures; TV Series

This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Season 31

Wrapped

Production Company: IoM Media Ventures

Producer / Production Manager: Siobhan Kennedy-Cameron

Filming in: Various Locations in the HRM

More info HERE.

Fremantle, Auguste Content Inc., Phantom Sounds Inc.; TV Series

Sullivan's Crossing, Season 2

Wrapped

Production Companies: Fremantle, Auguste Content Inc., Phantom Sounds Inc.
Broadcaster: CTV & The CW
More info: The CW Gives Early Renewal to Drama ‘Sullivan’s Crossing’ 

 

Fri Bands Inc., Auguste Content Inc.; Feature Film

Lakeview

Wrapped
Eastern Shore

Executive Producer: Ann Bernier, Auguste Content Inc.

Producer: Nicole Steeves, Fri Bands Inc.

Writer/ Director: Tara Thorne

Logline: When friends unite for a weekend celebration, their old feelings, new relationships, and shifting dynamics crash into each other in the shadow of summer’s dying light.

Shut Up & Colour Pictures, Alcina Pictures ; Feature Film

Sharp Corner

Wrapped

Writer/Director: Jason Buxton
Producers: Paul Barkin, Jason Levangie, Marc Tetreault

A dedicated family man becomes obsessed with saving the lives of the car accident victims on the sharp corner in front of his house – an obsession that could cost him everything.

Bell Media, Crave, Trailer Park Boys Inc. ; TV Series

The Trades

Wrapped
Halifax

Production Company: Trades 1 Productions Inc.

Producer: Jonathan Walker

Studio: Bell Media

Distributor: Crave

The Trades is a sitcom about refinery employees that balances the conflicting personalities of a small town with the antics of a stressful workplace. Employees often work in hazardous conditions, yet they always find a way to amuse themselves. Tradespeople come from ALL walks of life. Corporate doesn’t care about your race, religion, gender identity or criminal record — they expect everyone to work together on the job site.