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2021 is on track to be one of the busiest years for the N.S. film industry. 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).
Production Companies: Waterstar Entertainment, Circle Blue Entertainment, Freddie Films
Showrunner: Floyd Kane
Producer: Karen Wentzell
PM: Christine MacDonald
Synopsis: Diggstown follows Marcie Diggs, a corporate lawyer who begins to reconsider her priorities after a tragedy in her family following a malicious prosecution. Marcie’s team is a mash-up of do-gooders, cynics and scrappers — otherwise messy souls struggling to keep personal demons out of their practice. They work directly with the community to find justice for their clients in areas including racism, poverty and gender bias.
Filming in: TBC
Production Company: Paw Paw Pictures Inc.
Producer: Nicole Steeves
Writer / Director: Tara Thorne
Filming in: Halifax, Dartmouth
Synopsis: An incendiary feminist drama for the Me Too era, Compulsus is what happens when one woman decides it’s time for change. Wally lives a decent, steady, unremarkable life. She works from home, has daily phone calls with her sister, writes poetry, dates women. Yet even as a woman who doesn’t date men, there is something roiling beneath, as it has roiled for generations. There’s no inciting personal incident, but after a lifetime of daily, constant, incremental misogyny, Wally makes a choice. When she has a chance run-in with a known abuser, she attacks him physically. Despite her sloppiness and poor planning, she gets away with it. So she does it again. And again.
Production Company: Epix Productions
Nova Scotia Production Company: Magic Rock Productions
PM: Valerie Halman
Showrunners: Jason and Peter Filardi
Filming in: Nova Scotia (various locations)
Staring: Adrien Brody, Emily Hampshire
Synopsis: Set in the 1850s, the series follows Captain Charles Boone (Brody), who relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea. However, Charles will soon have to confront the secrets of his family’s sordid history, and fight to end the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations. Adapted from Stephen King’s short story “Jerusalem’s Lot”. Read more: Deadline
Production Companies: eOne, Six Eleven Media
Showrunner: Sherri Elwood
PM: Marc Tetreault
Filming in: Hubbards, South Shore
Synopsis: Feudal is a new one-hour dramedy series that tells the story of a dysfunctional clan of half-siblings battling for control of the family business, The Moonshine, a ramshackle summer resort on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. It’s an epic tale of lust, legacy and lobster, set against the backdrop of financial hardship, insane tourists, small town intrigue and a long-buried secret that threatens to annihilate the family once and for all.
Broadcaster: History Channel
Production Company: Prometheus Entertainment
NS Service Production Company: Tell Tale Entertainment
Synopsis: The Curse of Oak Island documents brothers Rick and Marty Lagina as they pursue their lifelong dream of solving the 223-year Oak Island mystery. For over two centuries, teams of searchers, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, have attempted to crack the code that will unearth the treasure believed to be buried on the small island off the coast of Nova Scotia. Armed with the knowledge of those that came before them, the muscle of heavy machinery and decades of engineering know-how, the Lagina’s and their partners may be closer than anyone in history to finding the treasure that has so far claimed the lives of six men. More info HERE.
Director/Writer: Shelley Thompson
Producer: Terry Greenlaw (Picture Plant)
Starring: Rob Well, Amy Groening
Filming in: Antigonish & Windsor
Synopsis: Dawn, Her Dad & the Tractor is about a young transgender woman who reconnects with her estranged father on the family farm after the mother’s death. Shelley Thompson, who is based in Dartmouth, N.S., says the story is “an extremely personal one” to her and her family.
Starring: Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver
Directed by: Maya Forbes (The Polka King) and Emmy winner Wally Wolodarsky (Seeing Other People).
Produced by: Amblin Partners
Producers: The Irishman producers Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh will produce the pic, along with Oscar nominee Aaron Ryder (Arrival) of FilmNation Entertainment.
Nova Scotia Producer: Ginny Duzak
Filming in: Dartmouth & Chester