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.

 

DHX Media; TV Series

This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Season 27

Upcoming

Production Company: DHX Media
Broadcaster: CBC
PM: Siobhan Kennedy-Cameron

Sony Pictures Entertainment ; MOW

Captive

In Production

Broadcaster: Lifetime / A&E Networks
Production Company: Sony Pictures Entertainment
NS Service Production Company: Magic Rock Productions

DHX Media; TV Series

Diggstown, Season 2

In Production

Production Company: DHX Media
Showrunner: Floyd Kane
Broadcaster: CBC
PM: Elizabeth Guilford
Filming: July – October 2019
Read more HERE.

Netflix; TV Series

Locke and Key

In Production

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.

Prometheus Entertainment ; TV Series

The Curse of Oak Island, Season 7

In Production

Broadcaster: History Channel
Production Company: Prometheus Entertainment
NS Service production Company: Tell Tale Entertainment

Bone Cage Productions; Feature Film

Bone Cage

Wrapped

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

Wrapped

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

Wrapped

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.
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.

 

Connections Productions; Variety Series

Tout Simplement Country

In Production

Tout Simplement Country is a music variety series that features Canada’s best French Country music recording artists. The series is hosted by country music star Guylaine Tanguay and filmed at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. More info HERE.

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

Connections Productions; TV Series

Wild Game

In Production

Rich Francis has one goal in life: to reinvent Aboriginal cuisine. In WILD GAME, we join Rich as he visits First Nations communities across Canada to hunt for and gather the best ingredients nature has to offer. The end result? Imaginative, improvised indigenous cooking that combines traditional practices with modern methods – storytelling for a new age through the lens of First Nations cuisine.

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

Wrapped

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

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

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