Northeastern Ontario's film industry continues to reap rewards from the province with more than $7.3 million being invested on productions and facilities in North Bay, Sudbury and Manitoulin Island.
The money is coming through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund.
In the North Bay area, these production companies are receiving funding:
- $50,000 for Strategem RX to produce the feature film Lakewood
- $500,000 for Christmas Films 2020 to produce the feature film Tiny Home Christmas
- $500,000 for DNV Productions to produce the feature film A Dog Named Valentine
- $200,000 for Game Theory Films Inc. in North Bay to establish a space for film productions
In the Sudbury area, these companies are cashing up in provincial dollars:
- $2.8 million for Get ‘er Done Productions 6 Inc. to produce season six of the Letterkenny television series
- $530,000 for A Stellar Film Inc. to produce the feature film Stellar
- $500,000 for Mulmur Feed Co. Ltd. to produce the feature film All My Puny Sorrows
- $500,000 for Always a Pleasure Inc. to produce the feature film Door Mouse
- $500,000 for Circle Blue Films Inc. to produce the feature film The Boathouse
- $396,201 for 11636197 Canada Inc. to produce the feature film Fidelity
- $83,550 for Black Rectangle Brand Inc. in Coniston to renovate, purchase new equipment and increase its marketing capacity
- $64,968 for Red Square Motion Inc. to establish a post-production facility in Sudbury that focuses on serving and hiring Northern Ontario residents
- $50,000 for The Weengushk Film Institute, a not-for-profit organization and educational centre at the M’Chigeeng First Nation. The funding is to develop a feasibility study to create a world-class arts training facility on Manitoulin Island.
“Our government is proud to support the film and television industry in northeastern Ontario, which continues to create good jobs and develop skilled local talent,” said Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli, the minister of economic development, job creation and trade, in a July 16 news release.
“As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, helping northern production and post-production projects succeed is more important than ever.”