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 click HERE. For a list of NSBI funded projects for 2019, click HERE.

For an up-to-date list of productions that are currently shooting in Nova Scotia, please see the list below.

 

Netflix; TV Series

Locke and Key

Upcoming

A Netflix Original Series (10 x 1 hour)
Synopsis: After their father’s gruesome murder, three siblings move into a house with magical keys that grant them powers. Adapted from the comics by Joe Hill.

Bone Cage Productions; Feature Film

Bone Cage

Upcoming

Director: Taylor Olsen
Producer: Melani Wood
Adapted from the play by Catherine Banks
Shoot dates: May – June 2019

Shut Up & Colour Pictures; Feature Film

Night Blooms

In Production

Writer / Director: Stephanie Clattenburg
Producers: Marc Tetreault & Jason Levangie, Shut Up & Colour Pictures
Shoot dates: May – June 2019
Synopsis: 17-year-old Carly initiates a furtive relationship with her best friend’s dad Wayne. When he attempts to end the affair, Carly reveals their secret, causing Wayne’s world to implode and changing her life forever.

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.

 

I Hear You Productions ; Web Series

I Hear You

In Production

Producer: Amy Trefry
Directors: Amy Trefry, Koumbie

The web series, I Hear You, a recipient of Telefilm’s Talent to Watch fund, begins production today (May 8th, 2019) in Halifax, N.S. Creator Amy Trefry (Jerky, Mr. D, The Crescent), not only stars as protagonist Dr. Alyssa Hartt, she wrote, produced and co-directed the 10 episodes set to go live September, 2019. Siri Bright and Koumbie are also co-creators. Each episode of the medical drama introduces a different woman, from puberty to menopause, who each struggle with sexual health issues.

Media inquiries: Renée Horton, Publicist, hortonpublicity@gmail.com

Ocean Entertainment ; TV Series

Bad Chad, Season 2

In Production

Producers: Ocean Entertainment
Broadcaster: Discovery Canada
Synopsis: Bad Chad Customs chronicles this master builder and his tight-knit team who turn metal from the junkyards into award-winning cars. Read more HERE.

Tell Tale Productions ; TV Series

Lobster Catch

In Production

Producer: Edward Peill, Tell Tale Productions
Format: 6 x 1 hour documentary series

Ocean Entertainment ; TV Series

These Woods Are Haunted

In Production

Producer: Ocean Entertainment
Format: 10 x 1 hour series
Shoot dates: May – August 2019
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.

Rebel Road Films & Tell Tale Productions ; TV Series

Spirit Talker

In Production

Co-Producers: Rebel Road Films and Tell Tale Productions
Broadcaster: APTN
Format: 13 x 30 min. documentary series

CBC / Piolot Light Productions; TV Series

Ha!ifax Comedy Fest

Wrapped

Producer: Geoff d’Eon, Pilot Light Productions
Broadcaster: CBC

Every April, Halifax erupts in laughter as comedians from all over North America hit the stage for the Ha!ifax 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.

DHX Media; TV Series

Diggstown

Wrapped

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

Temple Street Productions / Hold Fast Productions; TV Series

Cavendish

Wrapped

NS Producers: Marc Almon, Ginny Duzak
Broadcaster: CBC
Distributor: Boat Rocker Rights
Starring: Andrew Bush, Mark Little
Read more: TEMPLE STREET COMEDY CAVENDISH GREENLIT BY CBC

Two East Productions; TV Series

Pure, Season 2

Wrapped

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

Wrapped

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.

Feature Film

The Lighthouse

Wrapped

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