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Canada – The Maritimes

The Maritimes Film & Photography Production Services.

Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in the Maritimes? We have fully vetted, locally based fixers, service producers, directors, DP’s, videographers, cameramen, photographers, sound operators, production drivers, and a range of other film crew. Contact us for referrals, questions, cost estimates and references.

Want to know more about shooting in the Maritimes? See below for an introduction to Maritimes locations, permits, when to shoot, crew, equipment, studios, tax incentives, and film friendly hotels.

Film Locations. The Maritimes is a region of Eastern Canada consisting of three provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

Nova Scotia is known for its miles of beautiful coastline, lighthouses, picturesque fishing villages, deciduous forests, lakes and rivers. The Cabot Trail is a scenic coastal road winding its way through Cape Breton Island. Halifax is the largest city in the region. Nova Scotia can easily double for Maine, Norway, or Scotland.

New Brunswick is best known for its extensive forests and rugged coastline. Locations of particular interest to filmmakers and photographers include the Bay of Fundy, Reversing Falls, Hopewell Rocks, Appalachian Mountains, and the charming capital of Fredericton.

Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province. It is known for its famous red soil, pastoral settings, rolling hills, fall colors, beaches, and Confederation Bridge, the longest bridge in Canada.

The Maritimes have hosted productions including Titanic, Leaving Las Vegas, Delores Clairborne, and The Ballad of Jack and Rose.

Maritimes Film Location Permits. Please contact us for location specific information.

When to shoot? The Maritime provinces experience four-season climates. Spring (April to May) is in full bloom, summers (June to September) are mild, fall (October to November) brings beautiful leaves, and winters (December to March) are long and cold, although generally not as cold as the interior of Canada. 

The Antigonish Highland Games, Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, and Lobster Bash all take place in July.

Crews and equipment. Nova Scotia has all the standard crew and equipment available locally. Additional crew and gear can be brought in from Toronto or Montreal.

Contact us if you are looking for a director, DP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, or any other film crew for your shoot in the Maritimes.

Studios. Nova Scotia has several facilities to choose from.

Tax Incentives. The Nova Scotia offers a 25% funding programme applicable to all Nova Scotia production expenses. New Brunswick offers a refundable tax credit of 25% to 30% of qualifying local spend. This can be added to the Canada Federal Tax Incentive which is 16% on qualifying Canadian labor spend.

Accommodation. Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Halifax, Saint John, Fredericton, Charlottetown and other areas of the Maritimes.

Projects. For an example of TV commercials, stills campaigns, online content, corporate videos, virtual reality 360 content, feature films, TV series and documentaries shot in the Maritimes, please see below:

If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer in the Maritimes, please contact us.

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