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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.

Maritimes 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. Cape Forchu Lighthouse is a picturesque film location.

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. Hartland Bridge is the longest covered bridge in the world. Campobello Island has a picturesque lighthouse.

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.

Sable Island National Park Reserve is known for its Sable Island Ponies.

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

Maritimes Film Location Permits

The Maritimes are a film-friendly part of the world. 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.

Maritimes Tax Incentives For Filming

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.

Maritimes Film Crew & 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.

Maritimes Studios

Studios. Nova Scotia has several facilities to choose from.

Maritimes Film-Friendly Accommodation

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

Final Notes

Down Time. Great seafood. Lobster and scallops.

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:

Hire Maritimes Production Support & Shooting Crew

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

If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in the Maritimes, such as a director, DoP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, please contact us.

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