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.
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For an up-to-date list of productions that are currently shooting in Nova Scotia, please see the list below.
Production Companies: Waterstar Entertainment, Circle Blue Entertainment, Freddie Films
Showrunner: Floyd Kane
PM: Elizabeth Guilford
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.
Production Company: Epix Productions
Nova Scotia Production Company: Magic Rock Productions
Showrunners: Jason and Peter Filardi
Filming in: Nova Scotia
Director: 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
Filming in: Hubbards
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.
Broadcaster: Travel Channel
Production Company: Ocean Entertainment
More info HERE.
Synopsis: The great outdoors aren’t always so great. In fact, the woods are filled with mysteries that sometimes cannot be explained. These are the true accounts of people who ventured deep into the forest only to come screaming out with stories that defy reality.
Production Company: Tell Tale Productions
Synopsis: Spirit Talker is a documentary series that follows Mi’kmaq medium Shawn Leonard as he travels from coast to coast using his psychic abilities to connect the living with the dead and bring hope, healing, and closure to indigenous communities.
Shawn, named White Eagle Spirit Talker by a Mi’kmaq elder, has built a reputation as one of North America’s most gifted and accurate mediums.
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